£33,332 per annum for 36 hours per week Monday to Friday based at County Hall, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DY. 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
Surrey County Council is seeking to appoint a Transport Planner to work across the Transport Policy team providing technical support and assistance for the development and review of transport strategies and the Council’s major projects.
This role will offer an exciting opportunity for a suitably-qualified Transport Planner/Engineer to develop and grow their skills in undertaking 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.
The role would be to lead on the design, organising and attending public consultation/exhibitions to seek stakeholder consensus on projects and transport policy and strategy; lead on preparing information related to projects, strategies and consultations for elected councillors and committees to both inform and seek approval as required.
Lead on the management of projects programmes and policy/strategies in accordance with the defined project management principles with management of cost, time, quality and risk to ensure successful development and delivery.
Assist the Transport Strategy Project Officer/Manager with the financial management of projects including budget management and reporting.
The post is located in the Transport Policy Team which leads the Council thinking on transport policies and major projects.
The Post Holder will lead on or assist with specified projects and policy development to achieve the Council’s goals and collaboratively with officers across the organisation and with key partners locally. They will need to develop a broad understanding of the national policy framework and emerging issues and challenges. They will be expected to work on specified projects under the direction of several professional staff.
To ensure that stakeholders are properly engaged in the process, the post will involve travelling and potentially evening committee or stakeholder meetings.
The applicant would need to hold or be working toward or willing to work toward a professional qualification, with membership of a suitable professional body i.e. the RTPI, ICE, CIHT, IHE or TPS e.g. joining at IEng level , TPP or equivalent level.
Awareness of Transport and Highways policies and current highway and traffic regulations and documentation consistent with the training and development guidance issued by professional bodies listed above.
Ability to work independently and as part of team and ability to work and travel within the County.,
The Council is inviting applications from candidates that can demonstrate how they would develop not only this role but also their own personal and professional skills, are confident and motivated, and are able to show attention to detail and an ability to operate within a sometimes pressured and challenging but ultimately rewarding working environment.
To be shortlisted for interview your application and personal statement must clearly evidence the following as a minimum requirement:
- Appropriate technical qualification at Degree, HNC or HND.
- Sound understanding of subject matter, legislation, principles and practices relevant to the technical area.
- Ability to apply project management principles and techniques to manage a range of projects through completion.
- Comprehensive knowledge of computerised business systems.
- Proven written and oral communication with the ability to engage and work in collaboration with others.
Interested in finding out more?
For more information on this role please review the Job Profile attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. For further discussion prior to applying please contact Lyndon Mendes (Transport Policy Team Manager) on 020 8541 9393 or Lyndon.firstname.lastname@example.org or David Stempfer (Major Transport Projects Manager) on 020 8541 9380 or David.email@example.com or Paul Fishwick on 01483-518412 or Paul.Fishwick@surreycc.gov.uk
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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