Senior Engineer/Engineer Transport Development x 2

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Senior Engineer/Engineer Transport Development x 2


Job reference: 23CORP50848B

Application closing date: 05/06/2023

Location: Keynsham

Salary:£33,820 - £41,496 pa (£17.53 - £21,51 per hour, career grade)

Contractual hours:37

Full time, perm

Hours: 2 x 37 per week

We are currently recruiting for a career grade Engineer to Senior Engineer for Transport Development Management team to work on a full-time contract. This role will be based out of Keynsham however flexible working patterns are available.

About the role


Transport plays a vital role in bringing forward sustainable development, maintaining, and improving road safety, minimising traffic generation and maximising the shift towards sustainable travel modes within the framework of transport and land use planning policy and guidance.


We are looking for a Senior Engineer/Engineer to join our Transport Policy & Developments team which is responsible for assessing the impact of development proposals on the roads and transport networks in the area. We provide recommendations to the Local Planning Authority to help improve and preserve the safety and sustainability of travel in the area as new developments are delivered. Our team consider applications ranging from small residential proposals to large urban extensions; new or expanded schools; and new commercial or retail units. There is an interesting and varied workload across the full spectrum of transport development management.


The role sits within a close-knit team, which works well with our colleagues in planning development management to ensure that transport requirements are delivered as part of high-quality development schemes.


About you


You will either be looking for a promotion from a Technical role or looking to put your existing road safety, traffic management skills into use in a slightly different role. We are looking for a well organised, resilient individual with excellent communication and report writing skills. In return we will offer you a wide range of planning applications to work on within a supportive and multi discipline team.


Ideally you will have experience in reviewing Transport Assessments and negotiating with developers to secure transport related improvements to development proposals. You will also be able to work on drafting and coordinating legal agreements with developers under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act legislation which allows developers to deliver improvements to Bath & North East Somerset’s transport network relating to their planning application.


Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.


Why B&NES Council?


We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need. These include:


  • A competitive salary package
  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements
  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home
  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development
  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES


Interested to find out more?


If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Claire Nimmo on 01225 394338.


To apply


Please use the online application facility.

For further information on applying please see “Application Form Help” page on the Jobs website.


Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive andTransparent.


Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.


As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.


We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


Interview Date: Tuesday 13th June 2023.


Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register. This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.



  • Location: Keynsham
  • Job Title: Senior Engineer/Engineer Transport Development x 2
  • Salary: :£33,820 - £41,496 pa (£17.53 - £21,51 per hour, career grade)
  • Closed: 5 Jun 2023

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