Environment, Transport and Infrastructure's overall purpose is to enable safe reliable journeys and sustainable, prosperous places now and in the future. We do this through our Environment Service, Highways and Transport Service.
The Transport Policy Team sits within the Highways Service but works across the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure directorate and external key partners and organisations. The Team consists of three sub teams consisting of a Policy Team (responsible for developing policies and strategies to significantly reduce transport carbon emissions as part of our emerging 4th Local Transport Plan), a Future Programmes Team (responsible for developing business cases to secure funding for transport programmes such as our Local Cycling & Walking Implementation Plans (LCWIPs)) and a Scheme Delivery Team (responsible for sponsoring and project managing schemes up to £10m). The aim of the team is to develop policies and measures that enhance safe, cleaner, greener ways of travelling and accessing services and opportunities.
As a Senior Transport Planner, you will undertake investigations, analysis and research into a wide range of strategy, transport and planning issues in order to inform new and existing policy, strategies, briefings, projects and guidance. This will involve the preparation of documents and providing policy advice to support proposals for strategic planning, policy and service development, and answering enquiries from developers and the public relating to transport policy ensuring that effective and up to date advice is given at all times.
You will have a good track record of communicating with different stakeholders in a variety of settings as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your proven problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise high levels of initiative to devise and implement workable solutions.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Educated to Masters Degree, Degree or NVQ qualification at level 5/6 in subjects such as Civil Engineering, Geography or Planning.
- To hold or be actively working towards a professional qualification, with membership of a suitable professional body i.e. the RTPI, ICE, CIHT, IHE or TPS e.g. joining at IEng, TPP or equivalent level.
- Knowledge, experience and ability to work with minimum supervision in the application of Transport and Highway and traffic policies/regulations and processes involved in the development of business cases and delivery of major highway and transport schemes.
- Substantial experience of working in Transport Planning/Engineering and in line with the qualification requirements as required by professional bodies listed above.
- Significant knowledge/experience of consultation and negation with external organisations e.g. involving the strategic Road Network and Rail.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04/08/2021 with interviews to follow.
For an informal discussion please contact Steve Howard on 07794 251988 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.