£40.00 - £45.00 per annum
11 days ago
Transport Development Engineer
Under the general direction of the Service Manager for the Transport Development and Street Works Management, the Senior Transport Development Engineer - Special Projects will play role a pivotal role in supporting the successful delivery of new developments across the borough, including some of the key developments. There are exciting major developments coming forward, which will bring significant growth to the area that will need to be supported with appropriate highways and transport infrastructure improvements.
The role will play a critical part in assessing transport interventions associated with the development sites, providing the Local Highway Authority decisions in the form of recommendations to the Local Planning Authority on highways infrastructure requirements.
The role will involve partnership working across service areas, in particular with Highway Agreements in the context of a detailed design approval process and liaising with consultants and developer, as required.
From initial inquiry, through the planning process, to the adoption of new transport assets, responsibilities will include interpreting, advising and applying national and corporate guidance to help formulate the Council's Policy and working practices in the delivery and management of the professional and technical services in relation to these strategic development sites.
The role will carry out shared line management responsibilities for up to two members of staff, where required and provide expert professional advice to a wide range of stakeholders including planning appeals.
Examine and assess planning applications and provide the formal response and recommendations on behalf of the Highway Authority within the planning BVPI standard time period. Planning applications range from minor, a single dwelling, to major applications with significant transport impact, e.g. housing estates up to several hundred dwellings, retail parks, industrial developments and business parks. Visit and inspect sites of applications and pre-application enquiries to assess the potential transport implications and to check the accuracy of details provided.
Provide expert professional advice and guidance to planning officers, developers, agents and internal consultees on transportation issues and requirements to achieve quality designs.
Agree to and justify acceptable departures from standards having regard to highway safety and sustainability.
Negotiate with developers, agents and other Council officers with respect to transportation aspects of planning applications and legal agreements. This includes the extent of highway works and new highway required, financial contributions towards highway infrastructure, public transport, cycling and pedestrian facilities, and the instigation of travel plans.
Analyse Transport Assessments submitted by developers / agents in support of planning applications to confirm their accuracy and to determine the impact on the existing highway infrastructure, and assess the measures required to accommodate or mitigate this impact.
Deal with enquiries and complaints from Borough Councillors, members of the public and other bodies in accordance with SBC standard procedures.
Prepare expert witness written statements or proofs of evidence and attend public inquiries and hearings as required, on behalf of the Highway Authority. Defending recommendations and requirements with respect to planning applications.
To meet with the statutory timescales and the requirements of Planning Performance Agreements.
To assist in negotiations of highway infrastructure pursuant to planning and highway legal agreements (Section 106 and 278 Agreements, Minor Works applications, making use of the Advance Payment Code) in collaboration with the Planning Team, Borough Solicitor and the S106/CIL Manager.