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Senior Transportation Engineer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE38RJ 


Closing date:11 February 2019 at midnight 

Leicestershire County Council is seeking to recruit a Senior Transportation Engineer to lead on the coordination of the Highway Authority's responses to local and County Planning Applications. The successful candidate will become a senior member of the Highways Development Management team who have a busy, varied and complex workload responding to over 2700 planning consultations per annum. In this role you will be tasked with leading the Highway Authority's response to the larger and most complicated developments from at least three Planning Authorities. You will  have a proven track record working in highways development management in the public or private sector, be an excellent communicator, negotiator and be able to work flexibly to accommodate often fast evolving circumstances.
  • Degree in relevant qualification e.g. Civil Engineering, Transportation, or;
  • Equivalent demonstrable work experience of highways development management or relevant other area of work;
  • Experience of working in a multi agency environment;
  • Supervisor and line manager of a team with a varied workload;
  • Interpreter and writer of technical and non technical reports;
  • Provider of strategic and technical advice to stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of the planning process as it relates to highways and transportation, strategic transportation issues and current legislation relevant to highways and transportation;
  • Excellent communicator and presenter with the ability to negotiate, shape and influence outcomes;
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills;
  • An understanding of community needs;
  • Be able to build relationships with stakeholders, peers and partners;
  • Lead and deliver high performance of the team;
  • Creative thinker and effective negotiator;
  • Be able to work to tight timescales and to agreed targets.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page for more information.
For informal enquiries please contact Laura Cleal, Tel: 0116 305 7196 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 Laura Cleal to discuss what is possible for this role. Examples may include requests for flexible working patterns, term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/ remote working etc.
Please apply by sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, tailored to 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.
Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available.  The web pages also contain CV Guidance documents for Applicants to read and use.
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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