18 May 2021 | Environment

Vacancy – Lancashire County Council – Assistant Engineer

Title – Assistant Engineer

Salary – £29,577 – £33,782 Per annum

Hours – 37

Pay Basis – Yearly

Type – Permanent, Full time

Location – Based at Bamber Bridge (accommodation review pending)

Reference – 2100013Z

Lancashire County Council is the fourth largest local authority in England and covers a huge geographic area encompassing 12 District Councils. Acting as both the Local Highway and Traffic Authority the County Council through it’s Highways Service is responsible for maintaining the safe and effective use of its highways, being made up of 4,300 miles of road, 151,000 streetlights and 2,955 bridges.

The Role

The Highway Service is consulted on over 6000 planning applications annually. Each has a potential to impact on the highway network and its users. The Development Control team assesses those impacts and provides timely professional advice to Local Planning Authorities on what impacts may be realised and how they can be managed.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy and thriving Development Control team. We are looking for a highly motivated person who has relevant skills to assist in delivering the County Council’s highway development control function.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with experience of working in the field of transportation, highway safety, planning or similar environment.

The post holder will use their knowledge and skills to provide professional highway advice and guidance to local planning authorities and developers on the highway and transport implications of development, identifying highway issues and potential solutions.

You will be working within a well-established, organised team where you will be supported and allowed to build on your existing knowledge and skills and actively encouraged to realise your full potential.

The role will involve attending meetings and undertaking site visits. Consequently the successful applicant will be required to hold a valid driving licence and will be expected to have a motor vehicle available for use on official journeys.

This post is a permanent full-time position (37 hours per week) based at Bamber Bridge.

The Benefits

Lancashire County Council value staff as individuals and aim to help them achieve their full potential while working for us.  They offer a work environment that encourages staff engagement, team working and problem solving, and recognise the importance and benefits of a good work life balance. In return for your passion and expertise the Council offer a generous benefits package.

Some of the benefits you could enjoy that can found on the website here.

Flexible For further information on this challenging and rewarding post please contact Ray Bennett on 01772 531182 or via e-mail at: [email protected]

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, the Council may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

Lancashire County Council do not hold a sponsorship license and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

Lancashire County Council reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

Job Description & Person Specification

Closing date 06 June 2021