Assistant Development Control Engineer Barnet
The Traffic and Development Section within the Highways Service has an interesting and challenging workload in delivering an extensive programme of improvements across the borough network.
The section is responsible for providing the full range of services relating to the highway and transport implications of development to ensure that new development contributes to the Council’s overall objectives.
This role will be based in Barnet. Travelling may be required to other Capita offices on occasions.
Role and Responsibilities
Key responsibilities of the role are :
Processing of Highway Status and Local Land Search Enquires
Maintain data bases for Highway Planning Applications and Development Control Income and Expenditure
Assisting with the processing of planning application consultations and carrying out transportation assessments for control of development within set time limits, including the assessment of geometric layouts of new developments.
Assisting with the processing of highway applications associated with highway development control process including dealing with S184, S38, S278 applications under the Highways Act 1980
Assisting with the processing of Stopping Up applications, Highway Licences, Projection Licences under the Highways Act 1980 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Assisting with the scoping of the requirement for traffic surveys and transport impact studies that may be required for the assessment of planning applications.
Assisting with the technical approval Highway submissions to ensure conformity with the current regulations, standards and specifications
Liaise with the Legal Services regarding planning and highways issues under S106, S38, S278 Agreements and other Licences and Orders in connection with highways development control process.
Preparing cost estimates for highway works associated with development control process.
Attend meetings, technical groups and stakeholder forums as required and represent the Highway Authority in meetings with developers and other public sector officers.
Provide professional advice and assistance to developers in helping to develop sustainable travel policies through the development control process.
Provide professional advice to developers on highway design and construction issues
Undertake all administrative tasks relevant to the cost including dealing with enquires from applicants and their advisors and the general public.
Create and maintain a database of planning applications received by the Development Control Team.
Carry out duties with due regard to the Re’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Must be able to demonstrate suitable experience in traffic / highway engineering / transport and development planning
General knowledge of planning, development and transport policies and associated legislation
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good IT skills
Good time and budgetary management skills
Working knowledge of basic legislation
Confident self motivating and innovative
Able to work without close supervision
Experience of working with consultants /
Ability to communicate with people in a friendly and courteous manner, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels;
Confident in dealing with day-to-day performance issues as they arise;
Positive approach to change, implementing new initiatives / procedures and addressing any resistance encountered;
Good organisational skills;
What’s in it for you?
At Capita, training and development aren’t optional extras : they’re how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately.
As well as a generous basic salary we also give you23 day’s holidays, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including;
child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.
All of this, in a professional but fun environment.