Your enthusiasm, ability to learn quickly, and attention to detail can help us to build high quality, accessible places and transport networks where it is easy for people to travel sustainably.
Each day brings new challenges as we consider a wide variety of planning applications from a highways and transport perspective, helping to create new spaces that our residents want to spend time in and planning for the future of the Boroughs transport networks.
As you consider the journeys of residents, businesses and visitors to the Borough, we’ll make sure you have the training and support you need to get your own journey off to a flying start.
Because we’re Bracknell Forest.
What it’s like working in our team…
Every day is different, with the opportunity to help respond to a wide variety of planning applications from a highways and transport perspective and helping to identify transportation requirements and mitigation measures linked to development proposals. Working directly with the Senior Development Management Engineer and Development & Adoptions Manager, along with the highway adoptions team, you will see the results of your work, the better places you will help to create and the difference this makes to users of the Borough’s transport networks.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
- Develop and maintain a good understanding of national and local policy relating to transport and development planning, and the transport aspects of development proposals within the Development Plan.
- Working together with colleagues, help to evaluate planning applications, providing responses on behalf of the Highway Authority identifying transport requirements and mitigation measures.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, predominantly in Highways & Transport and Planning, including through reports, mark-up of technical drawings and verbally, being open and respectful to the views of others.
- Opportunity to gain experience in the technical evaluation and processes associated with Section 38 and Section 278 Highways Agreements along with street naming and numbering.
Transport Planning Degree Opportunity...
This post is offered with the opportunity to complete a BSc Degree Apprenticeship in Transport Planning (subject to entry criteria being met). The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the applicant in this instance.
Under the Bracknell Forest apprenticeship scheme, you will have the opportunity to study for your Transport Planning Degree which requires you to undertake a minimum of 6 hours off the job training/learning during your normal working week.
The Transport Planning Degree is a course delivered by Aston University, Birmingham, which will require you to attend six one-week blocks on campus per academic year, between September and March. The course is expected to take 5 years to complete and passes (Level C/4 and above) in Maths and English and 3 A Levels (C and above) are essential for enrolling onto the course.
Please set out clearly in your application how you meet this criteria.
It is likely that the start date for the BSc Degree Apprenticeship would be the start of university year in Autumn 2024
The benefits you will experience are…
- Flexible working arrangements.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Working in a small supportive team.
- A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
- Support and mentoring to gain training and experience to progress your career in highways and transport.
What we’re looking for…
A motivated, enthusiastic, well organised individual who shows attention to detail. Someone who can learn quickly to evaluate planning applications against relevant highways and transport policies and design standards; and communicate well thought-out responses which identify transport requirements and mitigation measures.
Please be aware you will be required to have a minimum of 3 A'Levels Grade C or above (or equivalent) in order to apply for this role. Please give full details of all subjects and grades in your application.
Interviews will be held the week commencing 16th October 2023
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role, please contact:
Andy Wells, Senior Development Management Engineer.
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.
We can only accept applications from candidates currently residing in the UK.
Any candidates that are currently residing in the UK and wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.
No agencies please.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.