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Highways Development Management Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
20/04/2017
Advert End Date:
02/05/2017 12:00
Salary:
£26,822 - £30,153
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Traffic / Highways / Road Safety
Vacancy ID:
161800
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth

Job details 

Closing date:
2 May


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Further information

To assist in the delivery of the Highways Development Management process on behalf of the Highways Authority and ensure seamless handling through the planning/development process from scheme inception through to completion on site.

You will examine proposals for development, in the context of current highways design standards and legislation and advise the Local Planning Authority of the highways and road safety implications of planning applications within monitored timescales.

You will negotiate and liaise with developers and their agents, to secure funding for mitigation associated with the adverse impact of developments on the highway, and to secure agreements for highways improvement schemes/extraordinary maintenance agreements, under Sections 278 and 59 of the Highways Act 1980.

You will provide professional advice, guidance notes, quality assurance process maps and associated documents and reports, to developers, agents/consultants and solicitors, partners, members of the public and elected Members.

You will monitor budgets for individual Section 38, 59 and 278 highways improvements schemes, being accountable for expenditure against allocated budgets.

You will manage Section 38 adoption agreements and dedications, Section 184, 228 and 278 procedures and legal agreements across the County, including evaluation of and comment on development proposals, with a view to securing S38 and other adoption agreements, calculating Bond figures, commuted sums and fees associated with S38 and other highways agreements and updating and maintaining GIS digitised map records.

A full driving licence and access to a car is required.
Full time including occasional unsocial hours. The ability to carry out daily site inspections on various sites in all parts of the County.
The post is based at County Hall, but prolonged periods outside, on sites around the County in all weather conditions is likely. Required attendance at Committee meetings including some evening meetings.

You must hold HNC or equivalent and have extensive knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedures associated with Planning and Highways Development Management as well as a comprehensive understanding of Highways design standards and associated legislation.
An awareness of current international laws, regulations, policies, procedures and developments is essential.

A qualification at degree level in a relevant subject is desirable, also knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18000 and
knowledge of CDM 2007 - F10 Signatory/Client obligations.

For a comprehensive list of requirements, see attached job description and person specification.

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