Engineer Highway Development Control

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: 34,884 - £36,708
Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 06/07/2022 at 23:59
Reference: RS/22/200112

Directorate: Resident Services

Job Title: Engineer – Highway Development Control

Pay: PO2 (£34,884 - £36,708)

Waltham Forest Highways are delivering ongoing substantial change with  schemes to promote walking and cycling, following the Mini Holland programme. This includes placing cycling at the heart of new developments. The highway development control team is responsible for checking all new development proposals and planning applications to ensure compliance with standards applicable to the highway network and wider public realm.

We invite an enthusiastic, highly motivated and exceptional individual to join our ambitious Highway Development Team dealing with highway planning and development issues. The highway development team is central to protecting and maintaining highway interests, assessing proposals and identifying the highway alterations, liaising with developers throughout the planning, development and construction process. This includes major applications supporting the growth of the Borough.

The role will require dealing with planning cases, liaising on legal (S278 and S38) agreements, dealing with CLOCS Construction Logistics Plans to mitigate effects on highway network due to proposed developments.

The successful candidate will have good knowledge and experience of highway development or highway engineering. Ideally you will already have experience or knowledge of CLOCS Construction Logistics Plans. Alternately, suitably qualified candidates with ether a construction background and an understanding of logistics and site safety, or from a network management background would be considered. Additional training will be proved where needed.

In addition you will also be dealing with enquiries from councillors, members of the public and developers.

We are an award winning department with an approved Institution of Civil Engineers training programme and will give opportunities for the successful candidate to gain professional accreditation.

About Waltham Forest: 

Waltham Forest is a vibrant, diverse home to approximately 260,000 residents in East London, easily accessible from central London by train and underground. 

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: we were the first ever London Borough of Culture and have won over 30 awards for our innovative Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme. Our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We are an ambitious and innovative Council taking bold new actions to support our residents while remaining focussed on a long-term positive future for Waltham Forest. 

Our immediate priorities are to: 

  • Celebrate our borough and our residents, working together to make it the best and fairest place it can be
  • Do everything we can to help residents find good jobs
  • Work with residents to act locally to fight the Climate Emergency and build a cleaner future
  • Tackle the inequality that holds some of our residents back so that we can harness the diverse passions and skills of the people of Waltham Forest
  • Work with residents to reduce crime and keep our homes and neighbourhoods safe
  • Work with everyone in our community to protect us all from Covid 19 and to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

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