Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
Hillingdon is the second largest London borough by area, situated just 14 miles from Central London, sharing borders with Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and the London Boroughs of Harrow, Ealing and Hounslow. Parts of the Borough are suburban, even rural. The remainder is urbanised and in parts densely built up. The main town centre is Uxbridge, where the Metropolitan and Piccadilly underground lines are. Other metropolitan centres include Hayes, West Drayton, Yiewsley, Ruislip and Northwood.
Most significantly, Hillingdon is host to numerous high profile international, national and regional transport assets; these include Heathrow Airport, the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), Great Western Mainline, Chiltern Line, M4 motorway, the Grand Union Canal and RAF Northolt. To be added to this list is HS2, the new high-speed railway line linking London with the West Midlands and possibly the third runway at Heathrow. Hillingdon's excellent transport links make the Borough attractive for businesses to invest in and people to live. This, in turn, places further demand upon the road, bus and rail network. The construction of HS2 and the impact on the environment, local economy and residential amenity are just many challenges.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Council's Transport Planning and Development Team, a small team with a great deal of responsibility. The primary role of the post holder is to provide highway and transportation development control advice on planning applications, balancing the need for new jobs and homes without placing further stress on a network that at times is already approaching capacity.
The post holder will be required to advise developers upon the scope and content of Transport Assessments and audit these submitted as planning applications. The post holder will advise the planning case officer upon the impact of the development on highway capacity, road safety, parking, air quality and residential amenity and identify measures to address any problems identified. The post holder will also contribute to the development of concept highway designs, comment upon final designs and interpret and report the validity of traffic modelling reports. The post holder will also be expected to negotiate s.278 and s.106 agreements to secure the required interventions. We guarantee that the work will be challenging, varied and rewarding.
The post holder will be someone with a genuine interest and thorough understanding of land use and transport planning, specifically the transport impacts of new developments. The post holder will be astute, a person prepared to take responsibility and can manage their workload themselves, prioritising competing demands on their time and seamlessly moving between tasks.
The post holder will be someone keen to work for a London Borough, a Borough where the Elizabeth Line is creating a lot of interest from developers, and a Borough where the construction of HS2 presents many challenges and difficult choices.
The role requires a professional with excellent communication skills, including negotiating with developers, drafting written reports, presenting items at Committee meetings, providing information to Council Members, and working with colleagues from across the Council. Sound working knowledge of transportation software is also required.
What we offer
If you have any questions with regards to this post, please contact Alan Tilly, Transport and Aviation Team Manager, London Borough of Hillingdon, Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW or by email .
The closing date for applications is 10th December 2021.
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.