Senior Highways Development Management / Transport Planner
Help shape Buckinghamshire’s Transport Future through the planning process, joining the County Council as a Senior Officer in the Highways Development Management Team. As a Senior Officer, you’ll play a key role within the planning process in an area that’s set to shape the future, spark regeneration and be the catalyst for economic growth in Buckinghamshire. Great news for your career – and our 500,000-strong population.
The Highways Development Management team is a busy and welcoming team that prides itself on its knowledge and ability to ensure that a high quality service is provided to all our customers and stakeholders. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the Highway Asset for our residents and ensure that they have the best possible service and a sustainable future. We seek to do this through good design, innovative solutions, and collaborative working with other teams in our service area. We look forward to welcoming new team members who share this vision.
About the role
Be responsible for assessing major development proposals and prepare technical statutory highway consultation responses to planning applications in Buckinghamshire. You will 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 and public meetings, presenting to elected members and the public the often complex, and at times contentious, technical issues, in a clear manner to be understood by a non-technical audience.
We support a mix of office/agile working which gives flexibility to work from any secure Wi-Fi location. It is expected that some hours will be office based in Aylesbury, while at other times remote working is encouraged.
We offer a flexi time scheme, giving you the option to request a change to your working hours, working pattern or work base in line with our core hours policy.
A well regarded pension scheme is offered in addition to a generous annual leave entitlement and continued professional development. Part time hours will be considered in addition to full time hours.
You will be an experienced Transport professional, in the private or public sector, and either have Highways Development Management or Transport Planning experience. You will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of the planning and highway policy and guidance. You will have the ability to plan and deliver work efficiently and make decisions to optimise results. You will be able to adapt readily to change and work effectively in a variety of situations, either in groups, with individuals or in partnership with other organisations. You will be able to demonstrate excellent analytical, negotiation, communication, presentation, and organisational skills and be able to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects.Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, you will also ideally be a member of a relevant professional organisation.
Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.
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If you have any questions please contact Joanna Thornton on 01296 383611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.
Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.
About the business unit
The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We’re adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.
We recognise and reward you
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.
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