Redefining Lancashire

Careers in Major Developments

We are delivering a range of large-scale programmes which will form key components of our economic recovery from the Covid pandemic and future growth plans.

These programmes and projects will shape and transform the county's identity for many years to come, essentially 'redefining Lancashire', bringing thousands of new jobs and increasing investment and skills.

About us

We are investing in additional resources and creating a dedicated multi-disciplinary Major Project and Strategic Development Team to strengthen capacity and deliver an extensive programme of development projects, major transport and highway interventions to an accelerated programme.

We are currently in the process of developing and delivering a truly ambitious plan for growth which is vitally important to drive economic recovery and fully realise our potential for the benefit of all our residents, businesses and communities.

Our current portfolio includes:  

  • The delivery of the £160m Samlesbury Enterprise Zone 
  • The £125m Eden Project North  
  • Lancashire Central at Cuerden, Lancashire's prime mixed-use strategic employment site
  • Plans for Preston City Centre to maximise the opportunities of HS2 
  • £140m South Lancaster Growth Catalyst 
  • Lancashire-wide Infrastructure Plan 
  • Lancashire Economic Recovery Grant Programme 

To build our ambitious team we will be recruiting for a wide range of professional roles. These new positions will complement the existing Strategic Development Team, within the Growth Environment and Planning directorate, and assist in the delivery of our challenging and exciting vision.

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About you

We're always looking for the right people to our team and we recognise that our staff are the key to our success.

We are proactively working with a wide range of public and private sector partners to deliver regionally and nationally significant schemes and develop new opportunities through major strategic sites and key infrastructure.

This gives you a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop new skills, which could take years to gain in other organisations. We will also encourage you to work in new and innovative ways.

We're looking for people who care about their job and want to help to ensure that Lancashire continues to be a place that people can work, live, invest in and enjoy. If this is you please read on…

Strategic Development roles

We are looking for exceptional candidates who have the ability to deliver outcomes as a key member of a number of projects and work-streams at any given time, working in collaboration with other specialist disciplines and key partners – these can vary in both scale and nature, making the workload extremely interesting.  

This will be a unique opportunity to join an exciting, forward thinking team focussed on delivery and implementation.  We will provide you with excellent career progression, training and development and a range of benefits.

We provide excellent career and progression opportunities and have a number of exciting roles that provide staff with the opportunity to progress. The roles are:

Estates Manager

An experienced Estates Development Lead will support the authority on delivering our major schemes.

Programme Manager

Our Programme Managers will support the development, delivery and management of the county council’s strategic economic development priorities.

Principal Planner

Our Principal Planner will support the Planning and Project Manager in providing planning advice and project support to enable the delivery of our key sites.

Project Managers

Our Project Managers will support the key projects and priorities identified by the Head of Strategic Development in line with the County Council’s economic priorities.

Project Officers

Our Project Officers will support the delivery of key projects and strategic development priorities.



The Major Project and Strategic Development Team will be based in County Hall with remote working likely to be in place initially due to COVID-19 restrictions and potentially a move towards a new model of hybrid working.

Working for us

Join our team and we'll offer you excellent opportunities to progress and do new things, a commitment to support you, and opportunities to influence and improve the way we work.

Find out more about the generous benefits package we offer all our staff. 

Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified. 

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.