Principal Highway Agreements Engineer

Brighton and Hove Council

Brighton & Hove Council

Principal Highway Agreements Engineer
£36,922 - £39,880

Are you passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live? This is an exciting opportunity to join a service at the forefront of responding to the climate emergency by influencing the way people travel around Brighton & Hove.

We are one of the busiest unitary Highway Authorities and this role will be central to dealing with the transport development aspects of a range of exciting regeneration projects within the city; helping to deliver the aims of the ambitious City Plan and Local Transport Plan, as well as assisting with the city’s economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Join us in Brighton and Hove – a unique, energetic, diverse centre for culture in the South East and an exciting place to develop your career.

The city places emphasis on high-quality, forward-thinking, sustainable development and travel solutions. As a council we are committed to creating a more liveable city in which residents and visitors feel healthier, safer, more socially connected and included.

As Principal Highway Agreements Engineer you will ensure major developments provide adequate forms of transport for all users, with a focus on sustainable travel and high-quality public realm. You will lead on managing the safety and traffic management impacts of develop-led highway works and major building construction projects, minimising any detrimental effect on the transport network and environment, meeting the diverse needs of our community and supporting the Council’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.

This is a rare opportunity to influence the direction of development in the city and secure long-lasting highway improvements in one of England’s busiest unitary Transport services within easy reach of London. You will also help to shape a new, expanded team to respond flexibly and efficiently to the development demands of the city. You may be interested in the other team roles being advertised alongside this post currently.

As the successful candidate, you will have significant technical engineering knowledge and skills, a keen focus on compliance and experience of negotiating legal agreements. You will have a track record of implementing successful quality assurance processes and working collaboratively with others to ensure critical standards are met. You’ll also have a strong customer ethos and excellent communication skills across a broad range of diverse groups.

As a senior officer you’ll work directly to the Transport and Highway Development Manager, helping set the strategic direction for City Transport and development in the city. You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in the city centre and benefit from flexible working, including home-working. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you’ll collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields, working closely with the Planning service and Transport Project teams to deliver transport infrastructure changes across the city.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic special arrangements will be made with respect to interviews, ensuring a safe interview process and equality of access for all participants.

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Closing date: 31 October 2021.
Interview date: w/c 15 November 2021.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


  • Location: Brighton
  • Job Title: Principal Highway Agreements Engineer
  • Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
  • Closed: 31 Oct 2021

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