Strategic Development Manager - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £62,326 per annum
Closing date: 04 Oct 2023
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 13617
Role: Highways and Waste
About the role

Strategic Development Manager

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £62,326 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 4th October 2023

Essex is an ambitious County, with an equally ambitious agenda. It has an extensive travel network, one of the largest in the country.


As the Strategic Development Manager you will be a strategic thinker with excellent influencing skills, and the ability to lead and develop a team of Engineers and Officers responsible for delivering a first class Strategic Development function within the Highways & Transportation service


With significant experience in highways development management, land use, transport planning and project management, this role will liaise directly with strategic partners and other agencies, to implement integrated land-use and transport strategies, and deliver a high quality environment for the residents of Essex by taking a major role in place shaping initiatives, carbon reduction, managed infrastructure and achieving greater levels of active and sustainable travel.


This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a key service area, with particular emphasis on the management of the southern half of the County, securing and co-ordinating the provision of privately funded highways and transportation infrastructure to meet the challenges of delivering Local Planning Authorities’ targets for housing and employment for Essex


Reporting to the Head of Essex Highways Commissioning, the postholder will work directly with Members and senior officers and build strong collaborative partnerships across the Council and with external partners


Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.


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Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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