Team Leader - Highways Development Management

Warwick, Warwickshire
£45,648 - £47,665 per annum
05 Aug 2022
22 Aug 2022
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Join our flexible, forward-thinking highways development management team and you’ll lead on a variety of major, strategic projects and play a key role in developing our service.


Your role


In this varied role, you’ll be managing and supporting a team advising Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), developers and their agents, and LPA policy teams on all aspects of highways planning. As well as guiding your team to ensure they prepare, present and defend consistent and clear recommendations, you’ll also manage a range of key strategic relationships. This includes leading a range of major projects, including sites of regional significance.


You’ll also be involved in negotiating CIL/Section 106 agreement matters for wider transport services and providing planning expertise on developments for mitigation and site-specific requirements. In addition, you’ll attend public meetings and public inquiries as the council representative and answer queries on developments and transport works from developers and the public, as well as council members, MPs and agencies.


Your skills and experience


A proven leader with experience of recruiting, motivating and developing a team, you’ll have extensive knowledge of the planning process in relation to highways and transport infrastructure, including the Highways Act and relevant laws. You’ll also understand the link between land use planning and transport, and will have experience of attending planning committees and giving evidence at public inquiries. This will be combined with experience of dealing with complaints and disputes, and you’ll be used to liaising with developers, owners and occupiers, and non-professional groups and individuals. You’ll also be a registered member of an engineering, highway or planning professional body, such as C.Eng, I.Eng, CIHT or MRTPI


What we offer 


We believe in investing in our people and offer a variety of opportunities for skills and career development. With a variety of benefits, including a contributory pension, flexible working and generous annual leave, you’ll find Warwickshire is a rewarding place to build your career in. 


 For full Job Description and Person Specification click link here.


Additional Information


If you have any questions about the role please contact Pam Neal


Closing date: Monday 22nd August


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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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