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Senior Transport Development Planning Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/36516/33189
  • Published: Thu 18/05/2023, 11:29 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 15/06/2023, 11:29 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41931 - £45519 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking, Surrey

The starting salary for this role is £41,931 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This role is open to hybrid working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We welcome discussions with the successful candidate on what hybrid working may look like for you.

Are you looking for an exciting role in a high performing team with a great team ethic?

If the answer is yes, then why not join our highly regarded Transport Development Planning Team!

As a council, we are embarking on a transformative journey to become a leading-edge authority, putting Surrey's people and places at the heart of everything we do. We have great ambitions and by 2030 we want to be a place where everyone can live healthy and fulfilling lives, ensuring no one is left behind.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen within our Transport Development Planning Team at Surrey County Council. As Senior Transport Development Planning Officer you will be an experienced member of the team responsible for mentoring colleagues and contributing to the sustainable development of the county through the provision of timely and appropriate transport impact and infrastructure advice to local planning authorities and associated stake holders in a diverse and varied region.

Your primary responsibilities will include assessing and providing transport advice on medium and large scale pre-planning and planning application consultations for new development proposals, whilst helping to train and mentor junior colleagues. You will assess the impact of development on the highway and transport network throughout Surrey ensuring that development is compatible with the network, as well as securing and negotiating any mitigation measures that might be necessary.

The role will also include work on the drafting and coordination of Section 38 and Section 278 Highway Agreements relating to development proposals to enable the delivery of planning related highway works.

You will have specific regard to prioritising sustainable development, maintaining, and improving road safety, whilst minimising traffic generation and maximising sustainable modal split, within the framework of land use planning policy and guidance. Your energy and commitment will help Surrey to become a carbon free county by 2050.

Personal development and progression play a big part in the ethos of our team and Surrey County Council. You will be part of a large, enthusiastic team who will support your continued development, whilst you will also be expected to support junior staff members.

About you

This role would suit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent experience of working in a transport planning role and a good knowledge of the UK Town Planning system. Good knowledge of transport planning and road adoption processes under the Highways Act 1980 is also required.

You will be expected to have good written and verbal communication skills and be keen to make a difference. You will have good problem-solving skills to contribute innovative solutions to a wide range of challenging issues. You will be able to engage with a number of stakeholders, including Borough Council colleagues and elected Members, and negotiate with developers. You will require a full UK driving license and be willing to travel regularly within the county for site visits and meetings.

To be considered for interview, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence the following:

  • Relevant degree e.g., Planning, Transport Planning, Geography or Engineering, OR significant relevant experience in transport development planning.
  • Full UK driving licence and able to travel around the County.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain relationships with stake holders.
  • Drive, commitment, enthusiasm as well as the ability to work under pressure and prioritise work.
  • Expertise of the town planning system, planning policy and relevant technical guidance such as Manual for Streets and DMRB.
  • Knowledge and experience of Transport Assessments including an understanding of inputs and Trip Generation and the outputs of transport models such as PICADY, ARCADY and LINSIG.
  • Knowledge and experience of planning and highway agreements (S.106, S.278 and S.38).

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 18th June 2023.

Interviews will take place week commencing 26th June 2023.


  • 26 days' holiday, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
  • Option to buy up to 10 days' additional holiday
  • Hybrid working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of the hot desking facilities at a number of County Council sites
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • My Staff Shop/shopping discounts
  • Option to join our car lease scheme

For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/36516/33189
  • Published: Thu 18/05/2023, 11:29 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 15/06/2023, 11:29 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41931 - £45519 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking, Surrey

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