Development Control Engineer – Barnet [London]

Technical Industries:
  • Civil
Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • Temporary
Reference Number: SW 10237
Barnet, UK


Role: Development Control Engineer
Location: Barnet
Salary: £38,000 - 43,000 (will consider temp candidates)


We have an exciting opportunity to recruit for a Development Control Engineer, based at our site offices in Barnet

This role will involve carrying out relevant duties and responsibilities in the work of the Highways Development Control Team on behalf of the wider Highways Service to ensure the delivery of cost effective and quality services.


Processing of planning application consultations and carrying out transportation assessments for control of development within set time limits, including the assessment of geometric layouts of new developments.
Processing of highway applications associated with highway development control process including dealing with S184, S38, S278 applications under the Highways Act 1980
Processing of Stopping Up applications, Highway Licences, Projection Licences under the Highways Act 1980 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Scoping of the requirement for traffic surveys and transport impact studies that may be required for the assessment of planning applications.
Appraisal of information on behalf of the Highways Authority and determine recommendations, including carrying out junction capacity calculations, network impact assessments and accident audits.
Undertake engineering assessments of planning applications and provide the relevant information in report form the Traffic and Development Manager, Development Control and Senior Officers of the Planning Service and make suitable recommendations
Technical approval Highway submissions to ensure conformity with the current regulations, standards and specifications
Liaise with the Legal Services regarding planning and highways issues under S106, S38, S278 Agreements and other Licences and Orders in connection with highways development control process.
Preparing cost estimates for highway works associated with development control process.
Attend meetings, technical groups and stakeholder forums as required and represent the Highway Authority in meetings with developers and other public-sector officers.
Provide written professional evidence to support the Highway Authority at Planning Appeals and to attend Informal Planning Hearings as required.

Essential Skills/Qualifications

Must be able to demonstrate suitable experience in traffic / highway engineering / transport and development planning
General knowledge of planning, development and transport policies and associated legislation
Demonstrate the ability to programme, supervise and monitor a number of projects / applications simultaneously from inception to completion
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good IT skills
Good time /budgetary management skills
Working knowledge of basic legislation
Confident self-motivating and innovative
Able to work without close supervision
Experience of working with consultants/Contractors
Ability to keep good work records
ONC/HNC or Degree in Civil Engineering / Transportation
Membership of an appropriate highway institution (IHT, IHIE, ICE etc.)



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