Senior Local Lead Flood Authority Engineer

Ref No. BHN520928
Location Oxfordshire, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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  • Our client is looking for a Senior Local Lead Flood Authroity Engineer to join a busy team on a contract basis starting soon.


Lead a small locality team on the delivery of the LLFA statutory duty to respond to major and high risk planning applications.

The Job

Job Description

To be one of the Council's lead technical specialist for delivering its responsibilities as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and Highways Authority (HA), in particular:

  • Responding to Local Planning Authority (LPA) major / high risk planning applications
  • Providing technical advice on and approvals of developer LLFA strategies and designs
  • Securing planning application conditions / consenting and s106 contributions
  • Working collaboratively across the organisation with other related teams to meet the full LLFA responsibilities
  • Leading a small locality team
  • Undertaking pre-applications / PPAs and securing income


  1. Lead a small locality team on the delivery of the LLFA statutory duty to respond to major and high risk planning applications.
  2. Appraise Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategies and make recommendations as to the acceptability of proposed developments, commenting and advising on the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), planning conditions and obligations (S106), and providing pre-application advice and securing associated fee income.
  3. Lead on the development of sustainable drainage policies and strategies to deliver the Council's statutory duties as the LLFA and provide advice to the LPA. Develop and maintain good understanding of SuDS design, operation and maintenance, national and local policies and guidance, planning process liaising with the City and districts, Environment Agency and Thames Water etc.
  4. The day to day supervision of a small locality team including performance management, allocating technical work and programming to ensure effective service delivery and achieving KPIs.
  5. Secure, through negotiation with developers, satisfactory detailed design, specification and method statements for adoptable SuDS, highway drainage, culverting and landscaping works. Chair / attend meetings with developers, consultants and external agencies with regard to SuDS and highway works.
  6. Provide expert technical advice to OCC teams engaged on the planning and approval of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) for adoption within the public highway associated with Sections 38 and 278 Highways Act 1980.
  7. Undertake work in connection with planning application appeals, including the preparation of written statements and the presentation of the Council's case at public hearings and Inquiries.
  8. Regularly review, and update as appropriate, the guidance material and specifications used by developers when constructing SuDS and adoptable highways.
  9. Preparing reports, and with colleagues, maintain records, handle daily correspondence and other communications politely, speedily and effectively.

Working hours:

  • 37 hours a week min
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekly Pay

How to Apply or for more Information:

3 simple ways to apply or get in touch:

  • Apply directly online via the Matchtech website
  • Call Callum Laycock directly on 07901964657
  • Email your CV to


Matchtech are the largest and leading Highways and Transportation Recruitment Company in the UK.

Future Roles:

If you have the correct experience for this type of position but this specific role is not quite right for you, as the level, location or rates etc. is it not quite what you are looking for a present, please still feel free to get in touch with me as I continually recruit similar roles to the one above at all levels across the UK.

Alternatively if are not suitable for this role but still work within the Highways and Transportation industry and believe you will be looking for a new role in the future please give me a call for a confidential chat regarding your employment status.

To apply for these roles, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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