Highway Development Control Engineer

Posted 21 May 2024
Salary £45 - 50 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameHarriet Simmonds

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Principal Highway Development Control Engineer to come and join a busy client in the Merseyside area to provide professional leadership, advice and guidance on a range of highway schemes, including those proposed by developers as part of the planning process, preparing and implementing highway traffic and transportation schemes and related programmes of work through to delivery, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and standards.
The main duties and responsibilities of the experienced Principal Highway Development Control Engineer are:


  • To organise, motivate and advise staff in the delivery of statutory Highway Authority functions, including statutory consultee for planning applications and development of related transport schemes.
  • Assist the Service Managers in the development of strategies and priorities for the effective delivery of the department's Service Plan, Local Transport Plan and Capital Programme.
  • Working to the Service Manager, lead the response on planning application consultations, pre application enquiries and local plans/strategies. Provide specialist advice of modelling and scheme design. Evaluate infrastructure design and construction proposals submitted to the Council by developers/ contractors and other third parties.
  • Provide advice and respond to enquiries in connection with the service's and third party programmes of work. Work in partnership with Section 38/278 and flood risk engineers to enable adoption of new schemes.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of current legislation, standards and practices in connection with the requirements of this post.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the service's technical, operational and management systems and records.

The above position is hybrid working. You will be required to be office based 1-2 days a week.

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Harriet Simmonds at Carrington West on 02393 876051.


If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 40+ years' experience in this market. Please call Harriet at Carrington West on 02393 876051 for more information.

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