Principal Engineer Highways Development
Leeds City Council is the second largest metropolitan authority in England and has ambitions to be the Best City council in the UK. With our Best Council Plan, Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Inclusive Growth Strategy and Climate Emergency declaration we are set for big things in the future. Join us and witness the ongoing changes to the landscape of our city, as we continue to grow and develop.
We are looking for an accomplished Highways Engineer or Transport Planner with a strong background in highways development or transport planning to manage and coordinate the work of a team dealing with all aspects of highways development control including dealing with significant planning applications, input into Neighbourhood Plans/Local Development Framework, appeals including public inquiries, agreements for off-site highway works and the development of Design Briefs. A key element to the role will be to ensure that prompt and accurate responses are given on planning applications, pre-applications and advice to internal and external bodies, officers and members.
Fundamental to the role will be the ability to provide leadership that commands respect, trust and confidence and which empowers colleagues and staff to achieve results. Equally you will represent the service area and deputise for the Transport Development Services Manager when necessary. An understanding of local government and some of the political complexities of working within it will be particularly advantageous.
For more information and to apply please contact our retained consultants at Osborne Thomas on via email@example.com or 020 3280 3671. The closing date is Monday 12th April.
Leeds promotes diversity and wants a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident employer.