Assistant Transport Development Planning Officer
2 Roles up to 3 year fixed term: 36 hours a week Monday to Friday
£25,314 per annum based at County Hall, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DY – with excellent links to London and Surrey. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception
Flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of the hot desking facilities at a number of County Council sites. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered as well as option to join car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the Role
The Transport Development Planning team is a specialised multi-disciplinary team with colleagues working at a range of levels with various interested parties, to ensure that Surrey continues to thrive as a vibrant economic County. New development in Surrey is wide ranging and diverse and the team plays an important role in supporting the delivery of some exciting projects.
Surrey County Council in its capacity as Highway Authority, is a statutory consultee for planning applications received across the County of Surrey. Transport Development Planning responds to 20,000 planning applications per year and negotiates on average £2.5 million per annum of developer funding, used to deliver much needed transport infrastructure and to maintain and improve the quality of Surrey’s environment. As well as facilitating development related transport improvements on Surrey’s transport network, you’ll have the opportunity for active involvement in high profile development projects including town centre regeneration, major house building projects and the creation of thousands of new school places.
Are you looking to make a difference to Surrey’s future?
As part of a dynamic team you will work closely with colleagues to ensure that the transport impact arising from planning applications and development proposals is minimised. You will assist in securing and delivering innovative development related transport improvements to reduce the transport impact of development.
You will be expected to communicate well, both written and orally and look to develop imaginative solutions to a wide range of challenging issues. You will be expected to travel within Surrey undertaking site visits and attending meetings.
The role is an entry level position and particularly well suited to graduates, or those who have at least 3 years relevant experience. We are looking for able and enthusiastic candidates who have recently graduated or who are expected to graduate later this year and who are seeking a career in transport planning or transport engineering. Opportunities exist for the right candidate to contribute to the planning stages of development as well as their delivery. The team places a high focus on progression within the team and individuals are positively encouraged to contribute and deliver new ideas. This is an ideal opportunity for a motivated individual who is keen to get their transport planning career off to a good start or to kick start their career
To be shortlisted for interview your application must clearly evidence the following as a minimum requirement:
- Degree in a relevant subject - geography, town planning, civil engineering, transportation planning, or equivalent; OR 3 years transportation development management experience.
- Knowledge of the town planning system
- Good communication skills – written and verbal
- Basic computer skills – working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Team player, flexible, adaptable, ability to work under pressure
- Full UK Driving Licence
Interested in finding out more? For more information on this position please review the Role Profile attached to the bottom of this advert before applying or please feel free to contact Mike Green, Transport Development Planning Manager – 020 8541 9316 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22 November 2017.
Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.
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.
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