Staffordshire County Council

Sustainable Development Project Engineer

£37,890 - £41,881 per annum
05 Jan 2022
30 Jan 2022
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Highways Development Management 

Salary: £37,890 - £41,881 per annum

37 hours per week – permanent (part time flexible hours may be considered)

An experienced Highways Project Engineer is required to offer advice to planning applications for all types of major and minor developments.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Highways and Built County team at Staffordshire County Council. This role is a key member of the Council’s client side, helping to influence strategy, policy and deliver the Council’s outcomes.

It’s a challenging role, which includes ensuring all district and County Council policies as well as government advice are followed, and that concerns are raised in line with these policies.

Focused on providing an excellent level of customer service, you will advise on Transport Assessments and Travel Plans presented in support of development proposals.

The post-holder must be experienced in highways development management and be familiar with the requirements of Highways and Planning Acts in order to make technical assessments of and recommendations for development proposals on highway matters. The role requires the ability to negotiate within a politically sensitive environment and to engage with other members of the service area. Attending committee, public, parish and other work related meetings as and when required. 

Your personal style and approach should be positive, proactive and engaging to people at all levels. You will have exceptional stakeholder management skills and the ability to quickly build credible relationships within Infrastructure+ (a Staffordshire County Council and Amey Partnership) and with our key stakeholders the local planning authorities.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: 30/01/2022
Interview Date: TBC 

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Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:



  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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