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Kirklees Council Jobs 2023 – Principal Engineer

Website Kirklees Council

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made – please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.



Growth & Regeneration

Service Area

Skills & Regeneration



Number of Jobs



Huddersfield and surrounding areas

Position type



Grade 10 to 12


£31,895 to £40,578

Enhancements / additional payments details

You will be entitled to a market rate supplement of £3000 per year. This is subject to annual review.

Your main duties include responding to planning enquiries from a highway engineering and transport impact assessment perspective, review planning applications and pre-application enquiries and condition discharge details related to highway matters, undertaking site visits and representing the Local Planning Authority in public enquires / hearings when necessary and planning committees.

The role is based with the Local Planning Authority , specifically within the Highways Development Management Team (HDM). You will report to the Group Engineering in HDM. You will coordinate and respond to consultation requests from planning officers on planning proposals of all types and sizes. You will consult within the council to get advice from the highway Authority on planning proposals and provide a considered and balanced view on planning proposals taking account of advice and comments from colleagues. Working with people, members and developers is part of the day to day responsibilities of the role and providing timely and considered technical advice is an important part of the job.

This job has flexibility and includes a blend of working from home and office based which is at Flint Street, Huddersfield.

For an informal discussion please contact Adam Darwin (Group Engineer) [email protected] or Chris Dows (Group Engineer for HDM) [email protected] .

Our employees are at the very heart of the services we provide to the community, to help us achieve our ambitions, we want the best possible team. In return, we will make sure you are rewarded with a great range of staff benefits to support you in and out of work.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date

23 October 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

Principal Engineer Job Profile.pdf – 190KB

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