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Infrastructure Manager
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 18519
  • Published: Wed 03/05/2023, 12:25 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/05/2023, 12:25 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lincolnshire, Lincoln

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Infrastructure Manager

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join LCC’s Planning Team as an Infrastructure Manager to lead and develop a new team  of professionals to advise on the growing number of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs)  that are emerging in Lincolnshire.

About the role

We are looking for a motivated and positive planner to lead  a team in managing and assessing Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) as required, seeking to deliver the best possible outcomes for Lincolnshire residents and our environment.

The Government’s commitment to a net-zero United Kingdom by 2050 will require significant changes to the energy sector and result in numerous energy projects in Lincolnshire. You will be working at the forefront of this transition with 14 NSIP projects in Lincolnshire already including 10 major solar projects, energy from waste, carbon capture and cable routes from off-shore wind farms and more are expected.

You will lead a team of other specialists to respond to the NSIPs which comprise some of the biggest planning projects the County faces. This post will involve collaborative working with promotors, applicants, communities, and stakeholders and potentially negotiation of legal agreements. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a range of planning duties, including discharge of conditions/requirements, appearing at examinations, inquiries, hearings,  as assigned, taking account of relevant legislation, policies, and the procedures of the Council.

About you 

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working at a strategic level with a broad variety of decision-makers and stakeholders.

We will shortlist for interview on the following minimum criteria for the role:

  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of managing statutory processes related to the 2008 Planning Act
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills and confident liaising with senior leaders to support and improve collaborator/partner relationships.
  • A track record of building programmes of work at a high level and across multiple business areas.
  • Operating as a trusted adviser to senior leaders, built on understanding of the strategic context and the practical realities of high quality collaborator/partner management, to deliver tangible organisational outcomes.
  • Experience of managing sophisticated internal and external collaborator/partner relationships including top level partners, influencers and decision-makers.


On joining the team, you will be well supported, but you will be able to find your feet quickly. As a new team we will of course  be looking to recruit, so you will be invested in the process and confident in supporting and inspiring experienced staff as well as helping new starters to flourish.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role and want to be at the forefront of the UK’s energy transformation, even if you do not meet all the essential requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Applicants must hold a Degree or Post Graduate diploma in Town and Country Planning together with Full Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute. 

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications will close on 21/05/23 and interviews will take place on or around 05/06/23

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact:

 Neil Mcbride - Head of Planning via email

Best of luck with your application.