Principal Transport Projects Officer

Hounslow (City/Town), London (Greater)
£43,860 - £46,839 pa
28 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Deliver a transformative Transport Strategy

Exciting things are happening here in Hounslow. We’re embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise how we work and reduce our carbon footprint. Our diverse team is finding all sorts of ways to make our borough an even better place to be for our residents and visitors alike. By dealing with a wide range of transport planning issues from major strategic transport projects to road safety education, our Transport Planning & Road Safety team is central to our success.

As a Principal Transport Projects Officer here, you’ll support our team leader in developing, managing and implementing our Transport Strategy, which is about making our network healthy, clean, green, safe and accessible. That’s going to involve developing strategic transport policies, leading on strategic transport projects – including new rail links and travel to Heathrow airport, developing innovative solution to the way we travel, and ensuring the aims and objectives of our Transport Strategy are fully embedded into other council strategies and policies. Especially our planning policies and green and economic recovery programmes.

You’ll also liaise with external organisations such as TfL, WestTrans and neighbouring boroughs to ensure that our strategic transport projects benefit all of our communities and manage a team promoting active and sustainable travel.

Put simply, this role represents a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues across the council to ensure active and sustainable travel is fully embedded into everything we do. You’ll be part of a creative team with clear values centred around curiosity, making things happen, seeing the bigger picture, collaborating and achieving positive outcomes.

An experienced project and people manager with a background in transport, you’ll be able to work quickly and efficiently across a portfolio of projects. An excellent knowledge of the transport planning and policy context that exists in London is important, and you’ll have a solid understanding of best practice in the delivery of transport projects and travel-demand management initiatives. 

As a skilful communicator, you’ll be able to share your knowledge and point of view with colleagues, developers, councillors and the public through clear and compelling written reports and verbal presentations. Above all, you should be passionate about working collaboratively as part of an innovative team to develop the transport network in Hounslow, helping us to achieve our challenging targets to improve safety and increase sustainable travel.

We’re based in Hounslow House, but our team is currently working from home. We also offer excellent career development, an inclusive culture and a whole range of generous benefits. All in a visionary borough like no other.

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Closing date: 26th May 2021