Section 38/Section 278 Engineer

Posted 17 March 2023
Salary £45 - 50 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration6 Months
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameMichael Hayward

Job description

S38/S278 Engineer
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced highway development control engineer to come and join our busy client in the South West.
The main duties of the Section 38/Section 278 Engineer are:
·To prepare Highway comments on planning applications, including preparation of evidence for appeals, pre-application enquiries, legal agreements, and other development related matters.
·Detailed knowledge of the technical, financial and other processes associated with the Highways Development Control service and/or the assessment and delivery of highway improvement schemes.
·Ability to identify solutions to complex technical/engineering problems.
·Representing the Highway Authority in its dealings with Local Planning Authorities and the Planning Inspectorate.
·Lead negotiator with applicants and their agents.
·Regular liaison with the public, community groups, other public bodies and consultees.
·Advising and liaising with internal and external Local Authority colleagues.
·Working in partnership with Police, emergency services, statutory undertakers & utilities, Highways England, neighbouring authorities, and any other external stakeholders.
·Be the technical and process expert for all aspects of the service, successfully defending the decisions of the Highway Authority in the public arena.
·Representing the council at meetings and events.
·Working under own initiative to demanding timescale on a number of diverse projects.
Working Hours:
·37 hours per week.
·Monday to Friday.
To apply for this position, simply visit the Carrington West website. Alternatively, email your CV directly to me at
For a full description and further information on the role, please call Michael Hayward at Carrington West on 02393 876042.
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 Michael at Carrington West on 02393 876042 for more information.
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