£32,800 - £35,430 p.a.
11 May 2012

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Looking for a challenging role in a beautiful part of southern England? A job role that will test your management and technical skills to the full?

Our client, a major Council based in the south of England, has recently been successful in obtaining funding from the DfT as part of the Better Bus Areas fund. As a result, they now seek a Senior / Principal Transport Planner for a fixed two year period. In a nutshell, our client seeks someone who has delivered bus priority and is confident giving presentations and dealing with lead politicians and senior officers.

Ideally, candidates should have the following :-

a) A degree in or postgraduate training in a relevant discipline such as Transport Planning or equivalent.

b) Membership of a relevant professional institute(s).

c) Knowledge of the mechanisms available to obtain funding for transport infrastructure, and experience of preparing bids and securing funding.

d) Knowledge of national, regional and local transport planning policy and measures.

e) Knowledge of local government structure and decision-making processes.

f) Proven track record of delivering transport schemes in excess of £500k

g) Understanding of procurement processes and project management as a client

The main accountabilities of the role are :-

1. Development and implement the council's Better Bus Areas Fund Project and any other associated measures as part of the council’s Sustainable Transport Strategy

2. Manage the day-to-day development, design and implementation of measures arising from these strategies and other programmes and schemes on time and to budget.

Manage staff and occasional engineering consultants to implement measures across the city as part of the Local Transport Plan and other programmes

3. Oversee the day-to-day running of budgets with a total value of up to £5m per annum.

4. Conduct negotiations at all levels (including Chief Executive level) with external organisations such as Department for Transport and businesses and obtain funding for sustainable transport schemes.

5. Serve on advisory groups and project teams to represent the Department as required.

6. Establish and maintain effective liaison with relevant local, national and international organisations to assist with the development of schemes.

7. To research, bid for, negotiate and secure funding for sustainable transport measures from external agencies or organisations.

8. To keep up to date with latest national and international best practice so as to serve as council expert in relevant policy areas (e.g. at public enquiries or advising on planning applications).

9. Prepare committee reports on relevant issues and attend committee meetings to present material or support members and officers.

10. To co-operate fully in the implementation of the council’s Health & Safety Policies.

11. To uphold and carry out the duties of the post with due regard for the council’s Equalities policies.

The position is for a fixed period of 2 years. However, there may be further opportunities available towards the end of the fixed period, and a review and assessment of this will be taken nearer the time. The salary is negotiable in the range £32,800 - £35,430 p.a.

If this position is of interest then please email your CV and contact details to Peter Wills.

At Peter James & Partners we respect your privacy and take extraordinary care in the handling of your C.V. and other information we obtain from you. We will not send any of your details, nor approach our client on your behalf in respect of this vacancy, without discussing it with you first and obtaining your permission to do so.

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Please quote Ref.No. PJP2044

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