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Principal Highways Officer (Development Management)
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8812
  • Published: Mon 11/11/2019, 14:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 09/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,789 to £46,542 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Principal Highways Officer (Development Management)

Team: Planning Delivery
Job Family: Enabling 13

Salary: £42,789 to £46,542 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Current Base Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 9th December 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 7th January 2020


More about the role:

Central Bedfordshire has one of the biggest growth agendas in the East and South East of England aiming to build 20,000 new homes and 24,000 jobs by 2035.


Representing the Highway Authority within a Unitary environment the Highways Development Management team, is focussed on supporting that vision making sure that traffic can move safely and efficiently around the local highway network, bringing environmental and economic benefits – helping to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.


As part of a team based within the planning department as a Principal Highways Officer, this will also be your priority. It’s your chance to shape new developments and make a real difference to our community.


With a mix of urban and rural environments, Central Bedfordshire offers a set of complex planning challenges. With your in-depth knowledge of highways development management, you’ll understand the issues we may face. You’ll apply your expertise to advise astutely on new proposals. If necessary, you’ll negotiate improvements that support the Council’s agenda. The key is to keep the authority moving and make sure that Council policies are implemented. With colleagues looking to you for guidance, you’ll join a team of dedicated highways professionals.  


As a highway specialist, with local authority experience, you’ll have extensive experience of the role of the Highways Authority in relation to new developments. You will be an experienced highways and transportation professional and familiar with responding to planning consultations  ranging from pre application advice to appeals. You’ll be familiar with innovative highway design and experienced in network and junction modelling techniques.  You’ll be keen to apply your knowledge to a brand new challenge, insisting upon high standards. With good communication skills, you’ll provide a customer-focused service.


Benefits include membership of the competitive Local Government Pension Scheme from day one, agile working (plus laptop and smartphone), generous Flexitime scheme, relocation package (subject to eligibility), and many other staff discounts. A full overview of benefits on offer is included in the Recruitment Pack.

Join us, and find your greatness playing your part in our area’s growth.


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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jennie Selley, Head of Planning Delivery, at or call 0300 300 5535.

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There are excellent opportunities for career progression within Central Bedfordshire Council. We are a recognised RTPI Learning Partner, demonstrating our commitment to the training and development of our staff.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications submitted via our online system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please click here for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.