Senior Permit Coordinator

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£35,745 - £39,880
06 Apr 2021
31 May 2021
Contract Type
Full time

MK is growing and so are we!

We’re looking for talented individuals to be part of our expanding team working on everything from local schemes to large £multi-million projects. We have a variety of roles available now covering a wide range of skills and experience within the highways sector. ​

So, if you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of our growing team get in touch to find out more or apply.​

No agencies, please.

About us

Milton Keynes is a place of opportunity.

The city is expanding through housing and industrial development and with our ‘can do’ attitude we embrace innovation and technologies such as the e-scooters, driverless pods and cars, delivery robots and rapid transit systems.

The Council’s Highways team is a key part of this development.

Our Scheme teams work closely with developers in the new areas of the city and our Asset team are always looking at how we can apply new techniques and technology to maintain our roads, the unique redway network and other assets. We’re also involved in big events that come to MK like the Rugby World Cup and Women’s UEFA!

The opportunities to grow and learn as an individual and a professional are here. We support and develop our Highways team to be the best they can be, whether it’s training opportunities or getting involved in different projects to get the right experience.

If you want to know more why not have a chat with us or better still, see what our own employees say about working in Highways in MK on our YouTube channel

The role

We are looking for a Senior Permit Coordinator to line manage our permits and licences team. This busy area in Highways coordinates all our requests, permits and inspections for works on the highway in Milton Keynes and ensures that our standards and regulations are kept.

Responsible for coordinating and managing the streetworks carried out by our service provider on our behalf as well as requests from utility companies, contractors and developers, you’ll work closely with other members of the team to provide a professional service to both internal and external customers. 

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and experience of managing a team within a similar sector involving street works permits and highway licensing. Detailed knowledge of the relevant codes of practice, statutory guidance and legislation and a recognised street works qualification are essential.For an informal discussion about this role please call 07586 543491 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm) or leave a voicemail with your contact details outside these hours and we will call you back. Alternatively, to request a call back, email us at

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 7 May 2021. 

In return we can offer:

Annual Leave

An initial 27 days holiday per year in addition to statutory and public holidays.


Local Government Pension Scheme with 19.7% employer contribution

Health & Wellbeing

Trained Health Champions to signpost and support

Shopping Discounts

Including supermarkets, travel and gym memberships

Work-Life Balance

Flexi time, part time, job share and term time only working options

Training and Support

Access to development courses, coaching, mentoring and support