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Principle Highways Engineer

  • Job reference: JAMC570
  • Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Highways Engineers (All Levels), Structural Engineers (All Levels)
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Job description: A local authority based in West Yorkshire is looking for a Principle Highways Engineer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must hold a full professional relevant qualification, experience in a similar managerial/principle role and ideally experience working on local authority highway schemes.

This role is INSIDE IR35, therefore an Umbrella Provider will be used.

The main purpose of the role is to initiate and co-ordinate the Highway Development Management function within the clients Planning, Highways and Transportation division, to provide a single comprehensive position on planning land use proposals.

Additional main responsibilities of the role will include;

At the senior grade to be responsible for the transport assessment of land use proposals and to oversee strategic initiatives to ensure the efficient and consistent handling of all transportation studies and related matters to required timescales.
To initiate and co-ordinate the input of Highways Service to provide a single comprehensive Service position on the Section 38 procedure on road adoption proposals
To provide comprehensive advice direct to Councillors, committees, informal public inquiries, other services, private developers and the public on land use proposals and Government and Council policy.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies;

Extensive experience in analysing and reporting on complex Transport Assessments and Travel Plans
Experience in this field plus advanced theoretical knowledge in all aspects of transport modelling and evaluation
Extensive experience in analysing and reporting on major/ complex planning applications
Comprehensive experience in presenting complex issues at Planning Committee, Local and Public Inquiries
Comprehensive verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal and negotiation skills

The client is looking to move quickly with filling this position and as such is offering between £28 p/hr Umbrella Ltd - £36 p/hr Umbrella Ltd dependant on the successful candidates experience, knowledge and qualifications.
If this role sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.