£34,688 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Transport Development Planning Team at Surrey County Council. As Transport Development Planning Officer you will be responsible for advising Local Planning Authorities on the transportation impacts of development proposals in a diverse and varied region, joining the County at a particularly exciting time. You will have specific regard to promoting sustainable development, maintaining and improving road safety, minimising traffic generation and maximising modal split within the framework of transportation and land use planning policy and guidance.
Your primary responsibilities will include assessing and providing advice on pre-planning and planning application consultations for new development proposals. The role will also include work on the drafting and coordination of Section 38 and Section 278 agreements to deliver planning related highways schemes. You will assess the impact of development on the highway and transport network throughout Surrey ensuring that development is compatible with the network, as well as securing and negotiating any mitigation measures that might be necessary.
Personal development and progression plays a big part in the ethos of the Transport Development Planning Team and Surrey County Council as a whole. You will be part of a large enthusiastic team who will support your development to help further your career in transport planning, whilst you will also be expected to provide support to junior staff members.
This role would suit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with experience of working in a transport planning role and a good knowledge of the UK Town Planning system. A good knowledge of transport planning and road adoption processes under the Highways Act 1980 would be useful.
You will be expected to have good written and verbal communication skills and be enthusiastic about the planning and delivery of high quality development. You will have good problem solving skills to contribute innovative solutions to a wide range of challenging issues, and be able to negotiate with developers to deliver improvements to development schemes. You will require a full UK driving license and be willing to travel regularly within the county for site visits and meetings.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- Degree in a relevant subject - geography, town planning, civil engineering, transportation planning, or equivalent; OR equivalent transport planning experience
- Experience working in the fields of transport planning, development management and/ or highway engineering
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Basic computer skills – working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Team player, flexible, adaptable, able to work under pressure
- Good working knowledge of the town planning system
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant highway and planning technical matters
- Full UK Driving License
For further information, please find attached the full job description.
For more information please feel free to contact Mike Green, 020 8541 9316. We look forward to hearing from you.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/09/2019.
Interviews will take place week commencing 30/09/2019.