We are looking for a Transport Planning Officer to join our Highways and Transportation service. As a Transport Planning Officer you will be responsible for helping to identify and prepare transport schemes for NYCC including helping to manage the County Council list of major transport schemes and providing advice on major transport projects to Local Planning Authorities.
You will also identify funding opportunities, be involved in the preparation of funding bids and assist with the development of transport strategy and policy for the County Council. It’s an exciting time to join our Highways service, we’re an innovative council continually looking at ways to improve the lives of the residents of North Yorkshire and take a lead role in the county council’s involvement with Transport for the North. We are currently involved in preparing cycling and walking infrastructure plans, projects looking at establishing electric vehicle charging points in North Yorkshire through to being in the final stages of developing the business case for the £40m A59 diversion at Kex Gill.
You will have a varied workload as well as having the opportunity to be involved with the future of transport in North Yorkshire as we move towards a low carbon era. You may not be on the frontline but you will achieve a sense of pride that you have contributed to the making a difference.
To be successful you must:
Have experience of working with multi-agency groups
Have knowledge of the Department for Transport Major Schemes Business Case (MSBC) process.
Had previous involvement in the development of major projects in the public and / or private sectors.
Proven track record in delivering projects to tight timescales
Knowledge of current guidance and legislation with respect to transport and other related issues e.g. planning and economic development
Have the ability to use a range of techniques to successfully persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others (including senior officers and elected Members) in a range of situations
North Yorkshire as a county brings challenge; our remote extensive highways infrastructure vital to thriving rural communities is at the mercy of increasingly severe weather, in particular flooding. In response, our true Yorkshire grit, ingenuity and resilience enables our communities to quickly bounce back with support from our highways teams and partnerships; reconnecting roads, bridges and infrastructure swiftly and safely. Our highways asset has enabled us to host the Tour de France, its legacy the Tour de Yorkshire and the UCI World Championships and all the challenge and achievement that comes with hosting these world class events.
If you have an interest in our role and would like to hold an informal conversation, please contact Louise Neale on 01609 532396 or LouiseAnne.Neale@northyorks.gov.uk
To apply please click the Apply Now link below.