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Highways Development Management Team Leader

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS07492
  • Closing date: 29 May 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £44,054 - £46,477

The opportunity

You’ll help shape Buckinghamshire’s Transport Future through the planning process, joining the County Council as a Team Leader in the Highways Development Management Team.

As a Highways Development Management Team Leader, you’ll play a key role in an area that’s set to shape the future, spark regeneration and be the catalyst for economic growth. Which is great news for your career – and our 500,000-strong population.

About us

This is your chance to play an influential role and make a lasting impact on our county. From developing the connected transport networks of the future and driving sustainable business growth, to innovative waste management and ambitious urban regeneration, the future of Buckinghamshire’s environment and infrastructure is in your hands. The Highways Development Management team prides itself on its knowledge and ability, and we welcome innovation and ambition, as well as a drive to provide the right solution for the community.

Please note we are looking to complete shortlisting of candidates by the 30th May and to conduct interviews on the 5th and 6th June.

About the role

You’ll be responsible for assessing major development proposals and preparing technical statutory highway consultation responses on planning applications in Buckinghamshire. You’ll work with developers, consultants, district councils and government agencies providing strategic highway and transportation advice relating to planned development across the County. You’ll be required to represent the Council at planning committee, public inquiries and public meetings often dealing with complex and contentious issues. As Team Leader you’ll be required to proactively manage resources, including the development of skills and capabilities of others, as well as ability to drive forward continuous improvement of the service.

About you

You’ll have worked in the transport industry before, either in the private or public sector, and will need to demonstrate extensive knowledge of planning and highway legislation, regulations and guidance. With experience of representing the work area in a professional capacity,  you’ll be comfortable engaging with Members, local communities, town and parish council’s as well as the public.  Accustomed to working to demanding deadlines and managing high work-loads, you’ll be looking to join a dedicated team, where you can make a real difference through proven management experience.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in the work area, ideally, you’ll also have membership of a suitable professional body. 

Other Information

Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We’re looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? To benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working, to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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