Principal Transport Planner

  • Location
    Wimbledon, Greater London
  • Salary
    £20.37/Hour
  • Category
    Transport & Logistics - Transport & Logistics
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-122018-42824

Adecco are recruiting for a Principal Transport Planner to work in a local authority in Wandsworth. *Please apply online with your CV. Please note that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted*



PRINCIPAL TRANSPORT PLANNER


WANDSWORTH


£20.37 PER HOUR


FULL TIME


CONTRACT


Job Purpose:


To deliver high quality, robust and transparent decision making within tight time frames on transportation matters to ensure that the Planning and Transport Division is recognised as delivering an excellent service for all of our customers. The Principal Transport Planner will act as a professional expert and lead a small team of Transport professionals in providing definitive professional advice for the council, creating and applying transport policy and strategy and best practice and delivering successful planning outcomes. The scope of work will include day to day liaison with TfL on the Local Implementation Plan, progression of major transportation projects/ initiatives, travel awareness initiatives, liaison on all public transport matters and provision of expert transportation and traffic and highway engineering advice into the development management system. To coach and supervise junior planning officers to help them acquire the skills and knowledge so that they can become self-reliant in dealing with technical and people issues as required.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:



  • To work as a lead officer and independently from the Transport Strategy Team Manager and take personal responsibility for a full range of transport strategy work including the development and review of specialist transport strategy areas, to include, public transport initiatives, travel awareness, including walking and cycling and major infrastructure schemes, working to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with meeting corporate targets and objectives.

  • To liaise with TfL on the preparation of the Local Implementation Plan and the annual funding submission.

  • To provide the first point of contact with external Transport organisations to take forward major transport initiatives, including TfL, Department for Transport and the various public transport operators.

  • To provide pre-application advice, the input of transport strategy and traffic engineering advice to complex and high profile planning applications, working to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with meeting corporate targets and objectives.

  • That you have demonstrated a proven track record of working independently to assess, negotiate and set out clear and robust recommendations in an accurate, well written officer report based on relevant planning policies and a sound evidence base that require no input or correction from the Transport Strategy Team Manager.

  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and to take a proactive approach to relevant changes in legislation and updating all staff on those changes and also recommending these to the Transport Strategy Team Manager and implementing revised procedures and practices.

  • That you are proactive in identifying issues and proposing improvements and creative solutions within the context of current and future service requirements in order to continually deliver high quality, customer focused planning services to managers and our full range of customers.

  • To ensure that all transport strategy formulation is undertaken with due regard to the Councils' corporate objectives.

  • Implement larger self-contained projects in order to deliver organisational objectives as well as enabling agreed changes in transport planning practice and processes to take place, taking personal responsibility for detailed project management as required.

  • To present your own recommendation(s) to the appropriate Overview and Scrutiny Committee or other appropriate committees and other internal and public meetings on complex and/or controversial transport issues in a clear and concise manner including providing expert professional advice to Members and the public.

  • To lead on the preparation of specialist evidence in respect of appeals including presenting evidence at Public Inquiries, Hearings and written representations.

  • To represent the Team/Department/Council at meetings (including evening meetings) both within the Council and outside bodies including public meetings on matters relevant to the Planning Service.

  • To initiate, participate in and where necessary take a management role on matters relating to transport strategy and project specific matters and conflict resolution to ensure high quality innovative outcomes that reflect Council-wide objectives and policies.

  • Coach and facilitate the acquisition of skills and knowledge in others so that they are better equipped to be self-reliant in dealing with technical and people issues particularly focusing on complex, high profile and politically sensitive policy and project specific matters.

  • To take a lead role in providing advice and guidance in response to planning best practice, procedure or policy within a legal/organisational policy framework and develop and implement solutions or recommendations to meet service needs.

  • To take responsibility for ensuring that you and the team meet service-wide and corporate performance indicators, targets and customer service standards for the full range work in the team and that you are proactive in identifying issues and proposing improvements and creative solutions within the context of current and future service requirements in order to continually deliver high quality, customer focused planning services to customers and managers.


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Please apply with your CV to: Sadie Nunn