Transportation & Infrastructure Planner - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £34,698 per annum
Closing date: 08 Dec 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9855
Role: Highways and Waste
About the role

Transportation & Infrastructure Planner

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £34,698 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 8th December 2022

The Opportunity

Our Sustainable Transport team’s priority is to create a Safer, Greener, Healthier County through the increased use of sustainable transport through modal shift, sustainably designed transport schemes and providing and promoting credible alternatives to the private car.

The role will engage with key partners such as district and boroughs, government agencies and private sector organisations and will work to devise and coordinate land use transportation strategies, ensuring that the sustainable transport agenda is embedded in all we do. The role requires experience of exploring funding opportunities, supporting the development of delivery programmes, and working collaboratively to develop policies, initiatives and schemes.

Educated to degree level, preferably with an understanding of Project Management methodologies and their practical application. This role will require knowledge of UK legislation, transportation issues, highway and public transport based systems and how they operate.

Accountabilities

· Support development and implementation of high-profile sustainable transport schemes including managing project budget, management of consultants or contractors and initiating and delivering scheme consultation activities

· Contribute to business case documentation for Council and National Government to inform decision making including data analysis and development of evidence base, compelling business case narratives and financial analyses such as cost benefit assessments

· Support transportation input, particularly sustainable modes, to Local Plan development, planning mechanisms, and development groups across the Council and externally

· Responsible for analysing and interpreting data relating to transportation matters, delivering management information to assist in shaping policy and preparing scheme and strategy development

· Facilitate and contribute to the development of the forward programme of major sustainable transport projects by commissioning feasibility studies and submitting schemes to prioritisation processes

· Actively seek and pursue, via funding agencies, project grants and private sector initiatives, sources of funding for infrastructure and service provision.

· Help develop and prepare a range of demand management and smarter choice measures, designed to complement LTP infrastructure schemes and to raise awareness of sustainable transport issues

· Contribute to the development, co-ordination, preparation, and monitoring of the Local Transport Plan (LTP) and area-based transportation strategies, providing advice on the development of other area-based or functional sustainable transport strategies

· Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework

Skills and Knowledge

· Educated to degree level in a related area, or equivalent proven experience.

· Evidence of continuing professional development, and knowledge in relevant professional area.

· Knowledge and understanding of Project Management methodologies and their practical application.

· Understanding of transportation issues and the relationships between travel and land use.

· Knowledge and understanding of highway and public transport based systems and how they operate.

· Knowledge of UK legislation, planning and appraisal frameworks to evaluate transport proposals.

· Ability to research, analyse and present complex data streams and information, draw meaningful deductions and produce summary reports.

· Ability to present ideas and proposals in a logical way using a range of presentation methods.

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you.

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