About Waltham Forest
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.
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We have a hugely ambitious growth agenda and pride ourselves on being forward thinking and an organisation that sets high expectations. We are working with partners to secure investment in making our borough a better place, are progressing with plans to build 12,000 new homes by 2020, and have an ambitious £5million digital programme, with more investment to come.
Be part of the vision
Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a good quality life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where four key principles – resident focused, digitally driven, commercially minded and insight led – will underpin everything we do for our residents.
Job Title: Principal Engineer Highway Development Control
Pay Grade: PO6 (£46,638 - £49,674)
Waltham Forest Highways are leaders in the delivery of projects that place walking and cycling at the heart of new developments, linking to our award-winning cycle network, radically changing neighbourhoods for the future.
We invite an enthusiastic, highly motivated and exceptional Principal Engineer to join our ambitious Highway Development Control team with responsibility for highway planning and development issues.
The Highway Development Control team is central to protecting and maintaining highway interests, assessing proposals and identifying the highway alterations, liaising with developers throughout the planning and development process. This includes major applications supporting the growth of the Borough.
The successful candidate will engage with major planning applications, manage and coordinate the developer highway works programme and budgets, support management of the team, and will have good experience and knowledge of highway development and highway engineering matters, and be able to negotiate and deliver S38 and S278 works.
The role will require developing close working relationships with developers, other Council departments and any other stakeholder to ensure that development proposals compliment and are coordinated with other highway and Council schemes.
The ideal candidate would have detailed knowledge and experience of managing staff, highways and traffic management, development control, estimating, project management, be a proficient AutoCAD user and possess excellent communications skills.