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Highways Development Management Senior Engineer

Seeking a highly skilled Development Management Senior Engineer to drive excellence through one of the most the prestigious Councils in the South East.

The Senior Engineer (Development Management) will be responsible for managing the implementation of highway works (developer funded) associated with approved planning consents to ensure they are designed and implemented in accordance with planning obligations and the policies of the Council.

This postholder will also be responsible for contributing to the implementation of policies, projects and programmes relating to their specific area of work and will also liaise as required, directly with internal and external stakeholders, strategic partners and other providers, and to act as deputy to the Team Leader.


Contributes to the development of policies, plans, procedures and practices to deliver economic and wider community goals, identifying and introducing new practices and procedures to deliver efficiencies and respond to technological advances.

Contributes to the delivery of the programme of works ensuring it is within budget, programme and specified quality.

Responsible for budgetary control of specific programmes of work, to ensure value for money.

For all highway works associated with new developments this role will specifically:

– Assist the Highway Authority with consultations with the Local Planning Authority for proposed developments.

– Agree detailed designs and ensure planning permission conditions/obligations are met.

– Attend/Chair Meetings and answer site queries/design queries in a timely manner.

– Undertake extensive stakeholder liaison (both internal and external).

– Ensure statutory processes are followed as required if necessary

– Instruct legal agreements to allow developers infrastructure works to be adopted as public highway

– Provide timely and accurate advice to Councillors, District Members, Parish Councils and the general public on all highway-related matters as required.

Manage and provide technical direction for team members dealing with all aspects of the highway service.

Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Educated to RQF Level 6 (degree or equivalent) in related subject or equivalent proven experience in the field of highways and/or transportation.

Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area, membership of a professional institution such as CIHT is desirable.

Detailed knowledge of Highway Legislation, relevant design procedures, standards and good practice and a wide range of relevant engineering or service techniques and procedures.

Demonstrable knowledge of national guidance, legislation and regulations relating to design and implementation of highway schemes. In particular, expertise in the Highway Act 1980 and CDM 2015 is required

Detailed knowledge and experience in the application of all relevant Health and Safety legislation.

Ability to build strong networks and partnerships which are collaborative and influential in their nature and engender joint delivery.

Able to demonstrate good project management experience and conversant with project management tools and Microsoft applications.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and join a dynamic team dedicated to excellence, then apply below or call 0161 413 7290 for more details about what they can offer you.

Vivid Resourcing are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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