Transport Planner

Job Title: Transport Planner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Aylesbury
Salary: £15.58 per hour
Start Date: 2018-11-26 00:00:00
Reference: 770100136
Contact Name: Simone Grant
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 02, 2019 17:19

Job Description

Transport Planner

Pertemps are looking for a temporary Transport Planner to prepare and develop policies, strategies and supporting information, offering recommendations and guidance to decision makers within the Transport Strategy Service, to help shape delivery. To actively engage with strategic partners and customers and contribute to the delivery of the policy framework, plans, and bid activity associated with service objectives.

This is a temporary contract expected to last 4-6 months, with a pay rate of £15.58 per hour full-time, Monday-Friday (37 hours per week). In return the Transport Planner will receive excellent rates of pay, holiday pay and a pension scheme to those who are PAYE, weekly pay, online payslips and online timesheets all within a supportive environment for you to work with good transport links.

The company’s mission statement: Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. Its local communities are at the heart of everything it does.  Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential care and support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, this company are here to make a real difference to the people and communities it serves.

As a Transport Planner you will be required to:
1. Support the development and implementation of the service plan and contribute to the preparation of technical strategies.
2. Assess and evaluate complex information / situations, recommending, developing and implementing solutions / interventions, assessing and mitigating associated risks, and escalating issues as necessary.
3. Undertake research and consultations to inform recommendations and decision making within the Service. Develop results and responses and submit reports and recommendations on key issues.
4. Provide authoritative transport planning professional advice, guidance and support to a range of internal and external customers / stakeholders. Respond to and investigate complex enquiries / escalated complaints
5. Deliver specialist projects or improvement programmes or contribute to the delivery of larger projects / programmes within the service area.
6. Proactively build and maintain good working relationships and communicate effectively with all stakeholders, to ensure service delivery and to share and identify best practice.
7. Co-ordinate the preparation and submission of bids for short and long term funding.
8. Secure, influence and maintain travel plans (i.e. developers, businesses) to positively encourage sustainable travel.

About the role:
What will our transport network look like in the future? You'll help us decide. It will be your job to provide the recommendations and guidance that will shape our transport policies and strategies. By undertaking research and talking to partners, you'll amass the knowledge and insight we need to make big decisions. This could be anything from writing strategies for our highways to developing a range of cycling projects, or engagement on major schemes. We'll also look to you to assess and evaluate complex information and situations; suggesting solutions and interventions that help us meet our objectives. We are working on a range of national high profile projects, including the proposed Heathrow expansion, East West Rail and the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, making it an excellent time to join our Transport Strategy team.

About you:
Armed with a relevant degree (or equivalent) and experience in Transport Planning or Policy, you'll be equipped to go far in our team. You can develop policy, plans and strategy; work with strategic partners, including government departments; and draw on in-depth knowledge of transport planning. This should cover legislation, policy and strategy. Combining all this with great research skills, a gift for communication and an organised approach, you'll be as good with people as you are with analysis. A strong project manager too, you'll have the well-rounded skillset we're looking for to help secure the future of transport in Buckinghamshire.

In return the Transport Planner will receive a salary of £15.58 per hour / £30,063 per annum.

If you are interested in this great career opportunity, please apply.