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Highways Development Control Officer | Greater Manchester, Salford | Permanent | £30-32k

We are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Highways Development Control Officer within our Traffic team based in Salford. The role will involve the applicant in all stages of development control from pre-application advice and scoping to the discharge of conditions.

Working closely with colleagues in planning and highway engineering, the successful candidate will influence the quality of infrastructure in an area of prolific and often radical development. This is an opportunity to get involved in master-planning in a number of upcoming areas with high levels of new development and redevelopment including Salford Quays and Greengate.

As Development Control Officer, you will:

  • Review Transport Assessments / Statements and other planning associated documents to provide comments on highway related matters, including traffic impact, highway safety, policy, standards, sustainability and site operation.
  • Liaise with technical staff internally and externally to provide coordinated constructive feedback on applications and resolve highway related issues.
  • Provide initial scoping advice to developers, identifying existing issues and potential ways to resolve them in advance of planning applications.
  • Attend Planning Panel, Chairs Briefing and similar meetings to provide input and advise Members on technical issues as required.
  • Provide advice regarding City owned property, including potential for development, site access and scope of planning related documents etc.
  • Contribute to master-planning the built environment and future proofing the City's transport infrastructure.
  • Ensure all projects/services are delivered in accordance with Client's BMS system.

Your experience will include

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline or be working toward a degree in relevant discipline.
  • A working knowledge and experience of current Transport Planning / Traffic Engineering technical and legal requirements and practices.
  • A working knowledge of the design standards for traffic signs and road markings and for junction improvements and the enhancement of cycling and bus priority schemes.
  • Proficiency in a wide range of IT Skills including Microsoft office.
  • The financial understanding of project delivery.
  • A full, current UK driving licence.