Major Transport & Development Projects - Strategic Specialist

£51,763 - £57,066
06 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full time

We have an exceptional opportunity to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic and professional individual to join us in our Transport and Development team.

This Strategic Specialist role is unique within the Council, requiring significant experience of highways development management, transport planning and service delivery. A demonstrable and proven record of achievement within local or central government or the private sector will be essential.


Wiltshire has a highly regarded record of securing funding and delivering major transport improvements across all modes of travel.

We are currently supporting high profile business developments in north and south Wiltshire, major housing growth proposed in Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury, as well as an unprecedented range of national infrastructure schemes (including the £1.5bn tunnel improvement along the A303 at Stonehenge).

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career by joining a successful and innovative team of transport professionals. Wiltshire is growing rapidly and you will help shape the County’s transport infrastructure, which is vital to supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity.

About the role

As part of the Council’s sustainable transport group, this is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to provide policy advice and support on transport issues to elected members and senior officers, and to take a lead role in the management of a number of high profile transport initiatives and to participate in the development of a number of strategies vital to the economic prosperity of Wiltshire and our neighbours.

The postholder will also manage a caseload of planning applications where the highway/transport implications are complex.

This Strategic Specialist role is not a management position, but comprises a Sole Specialist within the Group.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of highly experienced transport planning and development control specialists and will work on a range of high profile and high value highways and transport projects.

You will have experience and proven ability to manage and resolve controversial and challenging issues in a complex environment, with a strong familiarity and understanding of local government structure and decision making.

This is a permanent post, contracted at 37 hours per week.

About you

You will need to have a passion and enthusiasm to match our own – in turn we offer an opportunity to develop your career in a forward looking environment that recognises and rewards effort.

You will need a strong familiarity and understanding of local (and emerging regional) government structure and decision making – equally familiar with external public and private groups/bodies including MP’s, Government departments (and Ministers) and Highways England, alongside a wide range of other special interest/pressure groups.

You will also have experience of having worked at a senior level in a political environment, skills in understanding and responding to different positions and taking a cross-organisational perspective

You will be a Highways or Transport professional with at least 15 years post qualification experience of transport planning and service delivery within local or central government. You will have a degree in Civil Engineering and hold Chartered Status with an appropriate body

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Allan Creedy, Head of Sustainable Transport. Email: telephone: 01225 713444.

This role is politically restricted; please see role description for more information.