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Development Management Officer

Cumbria County Council
£36,371 – £37,568
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Environment, Highways
Job role
Engineer, Officer, Operative
Contract Type
Full time
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We are looking for a civil engineer or person willing to train as a civil engineer (with relevant experience) to join our team working across Cumbria.  

As Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) we prepare flood defence proposals for flooded communities where Sec 19 reports have been published to ensure provision of an effective and appropriate standard of service, reflecting the relevant policies, technical principles, and guidance with regards to drainage. As a Development Management Officer (DMO) you would chair meetings with Making Space for Water Groups across Cumbria with aid from a supportive management team.

We also carry out a statutory duty to the 9 planning authorities. We provide technical advice in accordance with the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the relevant Highway legislation to aid and coordinate the Council response to applications.   As statutory consultees we receive planning applications that we advise on, covering technical requirements for highways, sustainable drainage and flood risk for LLFA. Applications are responded to within 21 days, giving time to apply engineering judgement to the proposed development, conduct site visits and engage with the client.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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