Development Control Engineer–Engineering & Surveying

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Development Control Engineer–Engineering & Surveying
Manchester, Lancashire
Contract / Temporary

Manchester 0007 2728 / 1

Posted: 14th March 2023 10:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.80 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • Manchester, Lancashire,

    M60 2LA

What's involved with this role:


Temporary Development Control Engineer–Engineering & Surveying

Reference no: Manchester 0007 2728 / 1

Pay rate: £17.80 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

1 or 2 days working from the Town Hall Extension - Manchester City Centre and 3 days from home.

Possibility of reduced week with a minimum requirement of 4 days per week.

The postholder will drive the delivery of a range of highway projects taking responsibility to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory legislation and lead in the provision of a highways consultancy service that is cost effective and essential to service users.

Key responsibilities:

  • Day to day support to the Development Control Team (Assessing Planning Applications & working closely with Developers and Applicants)
  • Stakeholder management, influence and negotiation with both private and public clients and external stakeholders, including developers, managing relationships, providing advice and feedback
  • Quality assurance – undertaking technical reviews of design information and reports
  • Assess highway applications associated with highway Development Control processes under the relevant legislation along with previous experience of checking developers design submissions,
  • Assess planning applications, providing highway related comments on how a new development may impact the existing highway network e.g., visibility, parking, traffic flows, flood management, required Traffic Regulation Orders, servicing of a development, general access and the safety of motorists and pedestrians.
  • Maintain close working relationship with Planning


“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer or, possession of an MSc in a relevant engineering discipline with demonstrable and appropriate post qualification experience or, full Membership of a relevant Institution with demonstrable and appropriate post qualification experience.
  • Experience of understanding and assessing planning applications and focusing on the Highways related investigations.
  • Significant experience of working within a highway or construction environment - it would be advantageous to have a background in Development Control within a Local Authority
  • Must hold a minimum of a ONC / OND in Engineering and have significant experience in Highways / Construction.


Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to lead and motivate others to high performance, especially in periods of change
  • Strong decision making skills with the ability to analyse risks and resolve complex issues in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to identify, assess and manage risks to the success of the project.
  • Ability to plan, forecast and monitor expenditure against budget, investigates variances and takes timely action to address significant deviations.
  • Ability to identify patterns and trends that may impact on decisions and propose realistic conclusions identifying the risks and any assumptions made.
  • Able to effectively transfer key and complex information to all levels of staff, adapting the style of communication as necessary and ensuring that this information is understood.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally & in writing
  • Good organisational skills
  • Skills to use ICT systems to obtain and analyse data and present it effectively through a variety of ICT channels.


To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Development Control Engineer–Engineering & Surveying
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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