Principal Development Engineer

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council

Principal Development Engineer
£34,788 - £37,849
Ref: VAC0001131

Do you care about the quality of the local environment? Do you see new developments and think “… that could be so much better”? If any of this sounds familiar, we are waiting to hear from you.

We need a qualified and experienced civil engineer to bring their technical expertise to our team and ensure that developers deliver quality for Bristol with safe and maintainable new environments.

You will be required to undertake and manage the technical approval of developer-delivered works before supervising the delivery of those works. You will be involved with highway improvement schemes throughout the city from their earliest planning stages right through to completion and certification.

The works you will assess and supervise will be a variety of new infrastructure and improvements delivered under Sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act, and your expertise will ensure that the works meet the minimum standards that we expect.

You will have a broad experience of Civil Engineering, ideally being professionally qualified to Chartered Engineer status or preparing to sit professional review. If you have relevant private sector experience, you will be of interest to us, although this is not essential.

The team is expanding to meet the rapidly increasing demands placed upon it and is seeking a bright and enthusiastic new team member who will take pride in their work and ensure the delivery of high-quality infrastructure for Bristol whilst challenging proposals that would fail to do this.

Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

In addition to the role, we offer a full range of employee benefits and opportunities including flexible working hours; a competitive annual and flexi-leave entitlement; entry into the Local Government Pension scheme; mobile working; childcare vouchers and discounts towards the cost of sustainable travel as well as numerous training opportunities to enhance your technical and professional skills as you progress within the organisation.

How do I apply?
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

For more information on the following opportunities please contact Laurence Fallon, Transport Development Manager at [email protected]

To apply for this vacancy click here.

Closing date: 2 July 2020.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.


  • Location: Bristol
  • Job Title: Principal Development Engineer
  • Salary: £34,788 - £37,849
  • Closed: 2 Jul 2020

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