Principal Highways Development Coordinator

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Principal Highways Development Coordinator
Interim Position

Gloucestershire 5236313

Posted: 19th September 2023 11:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £47.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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Interim Principal Highways Development Coordinator   

Reference no: Gloucestershire 5236313   

Pay Rate:  up to £47.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 6 months  


The position will require fortnightly attendance in Gloucestershire for site visits, officer meetings. Attendance at planning Committee meetings and appeals would also be required 

To provide timely advice and recommendations to the local planning authority (County and/or District Council) making sure that the Highways Authority’s position is clearly represented. Provide direction and guidance to less experienced colleagues within Highways Development Management, so as to provide a proactive, effective and cost-efficient service. Provide a Highways Development Management perspective to the development of policy and strategy for the Local Transport Plan, and the Highway Authority. To facilitate economic sustainable development within the County in the context of the councils’ policies and strategies 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Engage in pre-application discussions with Planning Officers, developers, consultants, and District Councils as appropriate.   
  • Provide HDM advice on the need for, and scope of, Transportation Assessments, Transportation Statements and Travel Plans, and to undertake an assessment of these documents when submitted in support of planning applications.  
  • Provide appropriate recommendations on highways and transport issues within agreed timelines to District planning authorities in response to consultation on planning applications including mitigation and developer contributions.  
  • Represent the Highways Authority at County and District Planning Committee meetings, and other stakeholder meetings, and site visits, to provide highways and transport advice in relation to planning applications and Local Plan spatial growth options.  
  • Negotiate Section 106 financial contributions to strategic infrastructure that supports the objectives of the Local Transport Plan.  
  • Instruct the Major Projects team concerning the design and delivery of Section 106 funded schemes  
  • Instruct Legal officers to prepare and enter into legal agreements with 3rd party developers.  
  • Build and maintain a close working relationship with Senior Officers within the County Council and district councils and to forge effective working relations with developers and other stakeholders in the county to facilitate economic sustainable development.  
  • Commission supporting services from transport consultants.  
  • Establish and maintain appropriate professional working relations with Elected Members 

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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.

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



  • Degree in Civil Engineering, or relevant degree wit compensatory knowledge, abilities and skills 



  • Proven understanding of highway engineering and design standards, and the ability to translate and communicate these to stakeholders 



  • Substantial experience in a public or private organisation dealing with Highways development management issues  
  • Substantial experience in Highways Planning and Development legislation  
  • Experience of public presentation at planning committees and planning hearings  
  • Experience of negotiating complex legal agreements  
  • Experience of engineering design standards  
  • Experience of using transport modelling applications    
  • Experience of working within a political environment or in supporting Local Authorities  
  • Experience of preparing reports for technical appraisal and public review 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Highly effective negotiation skills 
  • Ability to interpret complex transport modelling techniques and results    
  • Ability to Interpret and implement contemporary transport policy 



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Principal Highways Development Coordinator
Client Category: Local Authority

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