Development Engineer

London Borough of Bexley

Development Engineer
Service Area/School
Place - Housing and Strategic Planning
£34,476 - £39,777 per annum

About Us
Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

The Transport & Development Team deliver many of the statutory transport and highway functions of the Council, which includes evolving transport proposals and relevant policies, as well as undertaking the highway development control function and approval of development-related highway works to ensure that planning applications deliver the necessary initiatives for a growing borough.

About the Role
The team requires someone who can inspect, measure and monitor highway works related to new development on site, as well as investigating highway issues when required (including those involving the public rights of way network). You will help cultivate good working relationships with key internal and many external partners, particularly to establish how required infrastructure will be secured.

Please refer to the Job Description attached for more information.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Martin Able, Transport & Development Manager, 020 3045 5883, [email protected]

We will offer you in return a package that includes a competitive salary, an excellent pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays. For more information on the benefits package on offer please refer to the Candidate Information document attached.

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.

Candidate Profile
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with site-based experience of highway works who is interested in expanding their knowledge into the principles and procedures relating to highway matters. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team that, in addition to development-related activities and the formulation of transportation policies and projects, is responsible for many other functions including funding bids and legal processes covering stopping up orders, public rights of way and highway records.

For the full list of essential and desirable criteria for this role then please refer to the Person Specification within the Job Description attached.

How To Apply
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Closing date: 28th May 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: w/c 10 June 2024

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Additional Information
As a disability confident employer Bexley welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us [email protected].

This role may be available as a development opportunity through secondment for the Council’s existing employees. If this option is of interest, please contact the recruiting manager.


  • Location: Bexley
  • Job Title: Development Engineer
  • Salary: £34,476 - £39,777 per annum
  • Closes: 28 May 2024
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