SalaryGBP £46,536 to £50,559 46536
GradePO5 - PO6
DepartmentNeighbourhoods & Housing
Contract TypePermanent - Full Time
Based within the Neighbourhoods and Housing Directorate, our Streetscene Service ensures Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for residents, businesses and visitors, contributing to the wellbeing of our community and creating a sustainable public realm
The Highways Team, based within Streetscene service, is responsible for the design and maintenance of the highway network from footways to carriageways, structures and bridges, drainage including sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS), all street lighting and arboriculture.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Engineer (Development) to join our Highways team to help develop, lead and manage development related programmes in a complex urban environment. You will be involved in some of the largest development sites in London, directly contributing to development of key centres in the Borough, from Shoreditch to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding neighbourhoods, ensuring development is high quality and aligns with our vision for the area. You will a need to demonstrate a good understanding of highways planning development relating to section 106/ 278 and 38 agreements.
Applicants will also need to have extensive experience in highways engineering and construction, with experience in managing and overseeing a team of senior engineers to deliver a wide range of schemes on the public highway that will transform the borough in line with the Council’s strategies and policy. You will need to demonstrate extensive local authority experience, working with external contractors and negotiating planning contributions with developers.
You will have shown a capacity for development management and planning policies and processes, you will possess excellent communication skills with fluent written and verbal English. A proven ability to work on your own initiative is essential, as is the ability to manage your own time and have experience managing a team along with experience reviewing and supervising the work of others. A qualification and membership or eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body is desirable.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Closing date for applications: 29 November 2020
Interview date: 09 -11 December 2020
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.