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Development Control Engineer 0007 2728 / 1


Job Description:

We urgently require a Development Control Engineer (Assessing and responding to Planning Applications on behalf of Highways). Based in Manchester. £17.80ph ref 0007 2728 / 1

The candidate will have experience of understanding and assessing planning applications and focusing on the Highways related investigations.


  • 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 and 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. Close working relationship with Planning
  • 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.


 Full time hours on a temporary basis.


If you are interested in the role, please email your CV to [email protected]  quoting the reference number


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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