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Principal Development Management Engineer OCC10233

Job Details


Salary Range: £37,848 - £44,632 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 13 May 2019



About Us


Growth initiatives don’t come much bigger than at Oxfordshire County Council. Our initial pot to devise new homes, transport solutions and infrastructure for the county has grown to £multi-millions, thanks to innovative partnerships with central government and private sector investors. 


You will work in a team that will enable delivery of this growth working with partners (especially District colleagues) and developers alike. This is your opportunity to shape these solutions, assessing the potential impact of major and strategic planning applications and securing mitigation and contributions to deliver supporting infrastructure. You’ll need to be creative and adaptable, but with your calm approach to managing conflicting priorities and securing consistently excellent results, you will be a key component in this directional challenge. 

The Role


Our vision at Oxfordshire County Council is to create a region that doesn’t just meet the needs of its population – it exceeds their expectations. Our talented colleagues are working collaboratively to deliver this ambition, but in order to ensure these challenges go the extra mile, we need visionary individuals who are meticulously organised and who have the drive, ambition and capacity to think smarter – people just like you.


You will act as a key interface with our District partners and strategy colleagues in order to deliver high quality sustainable new settlements. With crucial emphasis on strategic site development and providing defined support to Didcot Garden Town delivery, you’ll see to it that we are meeting our legislative requirements, and you will adopt an open approach to communication. Working with all stakeholders to ensure transparency, you will be the innovator who applies expert development planning knowledge and who keeps projects on track. This is a career-defining challenge, with excellent opportunities to network with a wide range of stakeholders. And with your input, it is one that will have a major impact on placemaking Oxfordshire’s growth.



Our planning and strategy team are at the forefront of innovative strategic development across the region. Promoting an integrated approach to working with locality-based colleagues, you will thrive in our team if you:


  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the capacity to cement your conversations with comprehensive responses to planning applications and reports.
  • Are able to deal with all types of people, negotiating great outcomes and managing confrontational situations.
  • Have excellent transport infrastructure planning, development control and place-shaping skills.
  • Love working in partnership with people and stakeholder organisations.
  • Can get to grips with legal documents, national highway design standards and planning legislation.
  • Are an effective decision-maker.
  • Have great IT skills (including Word and Excel).
  • The above requirements relate to a Grade 12 role. If you would like to apply for Grade 13, you will also be degree-educated, be a member of an appropriate professional body or have substantial experience working within the specified area of expertise.


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Contact details for an informal discussion


Cathy Champion, Infrastructure Locality Lead South & Vale on 07920084256 or Jason Sherwood, Growth Manager on 07795 684708

CVs are welcome - please attach to your application!


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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