Planner

Location
Marischal College, Aberdeen
Salary
£31,130 - £35,575 pa
Posted
16 Aug 2018
Closes
02 Sep 2018
Ref
ABC04600
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Planner
Specialism
Planning, Transport

Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to launch and complete a £370 million bond issue which will be used to invest in a substantial capital investment programme over the coming years. This is over and above the near £1 billion pound investment in both road and rail improvements across the City that are already under construction.

Another first for Aberdeen is being the first Scottish port City to take part in the European project – CIVITAS PORTIS (http://www.tmleuven.be/project/civitasportis/home.htm) – which aims to demonstrate innovative sustainable mobility measures across a number of European cities.

In addition to this, Aberdeen City Council recently approved the City Centre Masterplan – a 25 year multi million pound regeneration of Aberdeen City Centre which includes housing, development, active and sustainable transportation and public realm improvements. One of the key public realm projects along Broad Street has recently opened to buses, cyclists and pedestrians to complement the opening of the adjacent major city centre commercial development – Marischal Square.

Aberdeen City is also partnering with Aberdeenshire Council, the Scottish and UK Governments to deliver the 10 year £250 million housing, transportation, development and innovation City Region Deal with a further £254 million committed by the Scottish Government.

Given this major programme of activity, Aberdeen City Council needs to maintain a significant resource to deliver and is therefore pleased to offer a vacancy for someone who would like to be involved in these transformational programmes which, on a transport front, seek to deliver ‘A Sustainable Transport System that is fit for the 21st Century, accessible to all, supports a vibrant economy, facilitates healthy living and minimises the impact on our environment’.

Recent staff moves coupled with the significant plans for growth mean we are looking for the right person who can help us to deliver projects across a wide area from transport strategy, scheme funding and delivery, active and sustainable travel infrastructure and behaviour change programmes.

All queries relating to this post should be directed to Kevin Pert, kpert@aberdeencity.gov.uk (01224) 523481

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