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Principal Engineer (Development Approvals)

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE38RJ 


Closing date:24 November 2019 at midnight 

Salary Range £40,701 - £44,964 plus Market Premia
A Principal Engineer is required within Development Approvals of the Infrastructure Planning Team to manage and develop a team dealing with infrastructure approvals required for new development through section 38, 184, 219 and 278 processes of the Highways Act (1980). You will provide technical input on the infrastructure matters relating to new development through the planning and delivery processes.
You will be responsible for liaising with developers and their consultants to ensure submitted designs comply with the Leicestershire Highway Design Guide, offering guidance and support where necessary so that technical approval can be achieved. You will also be responsible for dealing with Highway Adoption enquiries from a variety of sources and liaising with relevant District and Parish Council's over development related queries and requests.
  • A degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent qualification (e.g. BTEC Higher in Civil Engineering) plus demonstrable experience and evidence of continued learning and development.
  • Experience in representing an organisation at a senior level & working at a senior level in an engineering setting in relation to road adoptions under s38, access works (S184) and Section 278 works.
  • Experience in developing and project managing significant civil engineering or maintenance projects or works programmes including technical approvals, associated legal agreements and statutory processes including preparing project management documents and reporting to project boards.
  • Good knowledge of current highway design standards, construction techniques or maintenance standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to locations across the County as required.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Jamie Needham, Tel: 0116 305 2124 Email:
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.
We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Jamie Needham
 (recruiting manager) to discuss what is possible for this role.
Please apply using our online system sending in your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be
no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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