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Planning & Highways Enforcement Officer

Requisition ID: 57546

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Planning & Highways Enforcement Officer to join our team in Grimsby. This is a permanent role working full time hours. On offer is a competitive salary between £26,000 – £29,500 depending on skills and experience and benefits package.

What will you deliver? 

The post holder will contribute to the effective delivery of the Planning and Highways Enforcement Service being delivered by Equans on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council.  Equans is North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration delivery partner, providing planning, highways, environmental and other services to the Council on an outsourced basis.

The post holder will be responsible for a full and varied caseload of enforcement investigations and general enquiries, including the drafting and service of notices and appearing as a witness in court as required.

  •  Investigation of possible breaches of planning and highway legislation in accordance with national and local policy and procedures
  • Monitoring of developments to ensure that they are implemented in accordance with approved plans
  • Maintenance and updating of files using computerised administration systems
  • The drafting and service of relevant notices under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Highways Act 1980 and any other relevant legislation
  • Provision of enforcement advice to customers including alleged offenders, complainants, Councillors, developers and other interested parties both verbally and in writing
  • Make recommendations to the Senior Enforcement Officer/ Development Manager regarding proceeding with enforcement investigations
  • Preparation of reports to Planning Committee on enforcement matters
  • Collation of evidence from specialist officers with a view to possible prosecutions
  • Preparation of prosecution papers in respect of breaches of planning control and appear as a witness for the Council in respect of appeals and court proceedings
  • Working on own initiative when on site making the necessary health and safety assessments as required
  • Liaising with other Council and Equans departments as required
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected at this level.

What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary 
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers 
  • Gym membership discounts  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 

  • Investigation skills and meticulous record keeping
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to manage demanding and varied workload
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public, developers and agents.
  • Excellent negotiating skills.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the constant need to improve.
  • Experience and ability to effectively use IT including databases and Microsoft Word Excel Outlook and Teams
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise work t and manage time/work effectively.
  • Ability to collate evidence and maintain records with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise way.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise work to meet strict timetables.
  • Experience and ability to effectively use IT including MS Word Excel Outlook and TEAMs
  • Full Driving Licence and car available for use
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service

Who are we? 

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young ProfessionalsNetwork) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.