Transport Planning Officer X 2

Plymouth, Devon
Grade E-F Grade E (£22,911 - £25,295) Grade F (£26,317 - £28,785) per annum
19 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth is a spectacular waterfront City which is witnessing many exciting changes as it delivers its’ ambitious growth agenda with a population expected to rise by almost 50,000 to 300,000 by 2034, supported by the delivery of over 20,000 new homes.

Plymouth has much to offer in terms of an unrivalled lifestyle with amazing green spaces, a stunning waterfront and close proximity to some of the best beaches and landscapes in the country including Dartmoor National Park.

The Transport Planning Team is part of Strategic Transport and is within the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Department which has now scooped the top prize at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence three times over the last 12 or so years.

The team is responsible for assessing and determining the transport impacts arising from planning applications submitted for new development within the City. As such the team plays a key role in terms of the delivery of the overall growth agenda as set-out in the recently adopted Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan. This varied workload also includes the administration and coordination of all requirements associated with Section 278 and 38 Agreements of the Highways Act 1980 in respect of new development led highway infrastructure works/improvements, ensuring that the correct standards of design and construction are applied to such works and that appropriate funding safeguards are put in place.

Plymouth City Council is seeking two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join this dynamic team who wish to progress a career in the area of Transport Planning. The post holders will be expected to have a reasonable experience and knowledge of transport planning, travel planning and sustainable transport initiatives. A knowledge of key sustainable transport regulations/Government Policies relating to sustainable transport management will also be required along with a demonstrable understanding of Transport Assessments and of highway infrastructure design standards. Post holders will be given a varied workload of planning applications and Legal Agreements which will aid them to develop their skills and knowledge base in this area of Transport Planning with a view to future career progression within the team. This is an exciting time to join the Council and this role represents an opportunity towards making a real difference.

If you would like a confidential discussion about these opportunities informally or require further information on what the role entails then please call Scott Smy, Transport Development Coordinator on 01752 307813.

Anticipated interview date:    TBC