Birmingham City Council

Senior Transport Development Control Officer

1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7DJ
£27,741 - £34,728
16 Sep 2021
04 Oct 2021
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Birmingham is changing….and fast! The city is booming as it sees billions of pounds of investment in major development and infrastructure projects. Are you interested in helping to shape the future of our city and how people move around it? We are looking to appoint a motivated and hardworking individual in the Transport Development Control team which is part of the Transport and Connectivity division and be part of one of the country’s biggest and most exciting local authorities.

Birmingham, home to over 1 million people, is evolving and expanding and you could help deliver the City Council’s ambitious growth plans, which include the development of 50,000 new homes including a 5,000 dwelling sustainable urban extension; major retail, office and leisure schemes and over £5bn of infrastructure projects. There are opportunities to support some of the most transformational major upcoming projects in the country including High Speed Rail 2 (HS2), Metro and Sprint Delivery, developing and delivering the Birmingham Transport Plan and Commonwealth Games.

Transport is an enabler for economic growth and for the City to successfully deliver its sustainable growth agenda we need to develop its existing transport networks, ensuring they provide an effective, efficient and comprehensive public transport system, high quality routes and environments for pedestrians and cyclists, an efficient road network and modern digital infrastructure.

In a period of unprecedented development and transformation the need to thoroughly assess the transportation implications of development proposals and planning applications is greater than ever. Working as part of a team this role is to assist in the development control process providing transportation comments, pre-application discussions and discharging conditions on planning applications to ensure the right transport solutions are brought for ard by third parties in line with the Council’s transport and planning policies.

You will have knowledge and understanding of transport and land use planning policies within a local government context and experience of working within a statutory or legal framework.   You may come from a range of professional backgrounds but should possess knowledge or experience of one or more of the following: Traffic management; Highway design; Transport planning; Junction analysis; Transport Assessments / Traffic Modelling;  Assessment of planning applications in relation to highway matters; and Travel plans.

You will have good interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to communicate orally and in writing.  Accuracy and attention to detail are imperative.  You should demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team, whilst managing your own workload and working to deadlines.  Your IT skills should include use of office programmes and ideally use of GIS.

You will be supported with your continuous professional development. You will get a minimum of 29 days holiday allowance per year, the opportunity to join a market leading pension scheme and enjoy an impressive package of other health and wellbeing benefits including our flexible working policy, and discounts with some of the UKs top retailers, fashion and tech brands.

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For informal enquires please contact

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We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.


Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.

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