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Passenger Transport Infrastructure Development Officer

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
£28390 - £33401 per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Sector
Transport Planning
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Passenger Transport Infrastructure Development Officer

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £33,401 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

The Opportunity

Essex County Council (ECC) has a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) which sets out how ECC will increase the number of people travelling by bus. The Bus Roadside Infrastructure can influence peoples view of the bus and the Bus Infrastructure Team's role is to provide quality roadside infrastructure for the residents of Essex. There are 7,483 bus stops in Essex, and 2,108 have bus shelters, 2,891 are bus stops with a level boarding facility or raised kerb and 5,488 have flags and poles.

The role will support the Infrastructure Development Manager in the analysis of current bus infrastructure and identify replacement, maintenance, and new requirements, in coordination and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

The role will support the management bus infrastructure projects and work collaboratively with colleagues across Essex County Council, Districts, City and Borough Councils, plus Bus Operators and Local Developers.

This role requires a candidate with excellent analytical, organisational, and communication skills as you will be working with a diverse team.

Accountabilities

  • Reporting to the Infrastructure Development Manager, part of the Integrated Passenger Transport Unit (IPTU).
  • Provide support for local partnerships to ensure Roadside Bus Infrastructure meets the needs of Essex residents and supports the BSIP ambition to see more people traveling by bus.
  • Support the Infrastructure Development Manager and Senior Officer in ensuring projects meet key milestones and are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Support projects by keeping stakeholders updated on progress and escalating any risks to the management team.
  • Develop strong working relationships with suppliers, operator and other relevant partners; whilst also evaluating, analysing and understanding the voice of the Essex resident through a variety of data sources and other anecdotal evidence.
  • Support carrying out onsite inspections and audits.
  • Responsible for ensuring prompt and efficient processing of member enquiries and those of customer and work colleagues.
  • Assist with the development of a programme of capital and revenue projects to deliver the Passenger Transport and wider directorate and corporate policies and strategies.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • A good standard of general education (A level / NVQ level 3 within a relevant sector, plus 5 GCSEs A-C or 4-9, including English and Math's), or equivalent by experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development or willingness to develop additional professional qualifications in relevant professional area.
  • Evidence of working in a team and with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of project management practices, an advantage.
  • Experience of reading Utility Plans, desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills.
  • Good IT skills, particularly with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong analytical, prioritisation, and negotiating skills.
  • A full, clean driving license and access to a car required.

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Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk

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Why Essex?

Essex County Council covers 1,300 square miles from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary. From the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career.

We celebrate difference and work to ensure that no one is disadvantaged when accessing services, employment or public life in Essex. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. We’re also committed to interviewing all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Free to deliver big

We recruit creative, ambitious, talented people, and free them up to think – and deliver – big.

We’ve made substantial changes in recent years, reorganising how we’re structured and how we work, so we can protect the most vulnerable and enable our economy to grow. Join us and you’ll be trusted to take control, manage change and make a lasting impact. You’ll be able to call upon external partners and suppliers to help you deliver. More importantly, talented, trailblazing colleagues – including many industry-leaders – will be right by your side to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

Find out how Essex County Council is changing, and how you’ll fit in.

Employee Recognition & Engagement

Here are some of the things we have in place to give our employees a sense of belonging, involvement and recognition. 

Employee Networks:

  • Ethnically Diverse Employee Network (EDEN)
  • Carers Forum 
  • Christian Network 
  • Disabled Employees Network 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Network
  • Parents Network 
  • Women’s Network
  • Men’s Network
  • Young People and Apprentice Network. 

You Make The Difference’ Awards - giving employees the opportunity to nominate individuals or teams who go above and beyond for our residents.

Employee Surveys – where we listen to the voices of our people and take action on what we hear.

Employee Panels – giving you the opportunity to feed back on a range of policies and initiatives, network with colleagues and influence far-reaching changes.

Learning and Development

We have developed diverse learning opportunities to support our people to grow both personally and professionally. This includes:

  • A large suite of online training and tools
  • Dedicated learning events such as ‘LearnFest’ – our flagship annual celebration of learning
  • Apprenticeships for both new and existing colleagues
  • Financial support to achieve professional qualifications
  • Support from subject matter experts 
  • The opportunity to share your own expertise to up-skill colleagues
  • Leadership and executive coaching
  • Learning on demand
  • Career pathways

Rewards and Benefits

  • Family Friendly flexible Working
  • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase extra holiday)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
  • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
  • Employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
  • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs)
  • Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions)

You’ll also have access to MyReward, a unique platform for Essex County Council employees to gain various discounts and savings.

Your Wellbeing

At Essex County Council we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our people. We work closely with our employees to provide wellbeing support based on their needs. We strive to enable the right environment, conditions, and behaviours so individual and organisational wellbeing is embedded in everything we do.

Join us and get Inspired to do More.

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Telephone
0845 743 0430
Location
County Hall
Market Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1QH
United Kingdom

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