Transport Projects Officer

London Borough of Hounslow

London Borough of Hounslow

Transport Projects Officer

Salary: £37,443 - £42,840
Grade: SO2/PO2
Hours per week: 36
Nature of Employment: Fixed-term/Secondment – 2 years from start date
DBS Required: Enhanced
Location: Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3EB.
Job Reference: R0006511

About Us at Hounslow
We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.

We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential. We are stepping up for our residents like never before.

About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock. All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”. It's about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.

We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.

As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.

Our Benefits
If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits. Read more about these on our website.

About the Role
Exciting things are happening here in Hounslow! 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.

We are committed to delivering our objectives to make Hounslow a cleaner, greener, safer, healthier, thriving and liveable place for our residents. Ensuring people have high quality options to travel is an essential part of this aim. Whether that is encouraging more people to walk, wheel and cycle more, or working with partners to improve our public transport network you will be at the heart of our aim to improve health, respond to the climate emergency and reduce congestion.

As Transport Projects Officer you’ll be assisting and managing the development, implementation and evaluation of transport policy including our school streets programme development. This role will also support the updating and implementing our Transport Strategy which is about making our transport network healthy, clean, green, safe and accessible. You will also feed into responsibility for the development of businesses case for transport interventions and support funding bids.

You’ll have the opportunity to expand your skillset in transport policy, data management and oversight, and engagement with key stakeholders. There is an opportunity for line manager responsibilities as part of the role.

About the Team You’ll Be Working In
You will be working as part of the Council’s Transport Planning & Road Safety team, reporting to the Principal Strategic Transport Planner, and will be part of a multi-disciplinary project teams that breaks down departmental barriers to ensure the continual delivery of transport policy and programmes that support achieving the Council’s corporate and transport objectives.

About You

If the points below resonate with you, we’d love you to apply:

Knowledge and Experience

• Knowledge and understanding of current best practice in the promotion of sustainable transport – both in terms of transport policy development and behaviour change initiatives.
• Experience in managing successful transport projects including policy development.
• Experience in supporting funding bids and understanding of local authority funding streams for transport investment.
• Experience of developing partnership projects between different statutory agencies, third sector stakeholders and local businesses.
• Experience in developing and presenting reports and briefings for senior decision makers at committees or other meetings with minimal managerial oversight.
• Ability to prepare detailed funding applications to access funding from a variety of external sources.
• Ability to help train and motivate staff members reporting to the role.

Skills and Abilities

• Excellent written communication skills with an ability to summarise complex proposals into non-technical language and draft clear, concise and accurate reports and deliver these reports at formal meetings of the council.
• Excellent oral communication skills and ability to present information and projects for consideration clearly, concisely and persuasively to a wide range of audiences.
• Experience in successfully dealing with stakeholders and complex projects.
• Experience of managing and motivating staff.

Personal Style and Behaviours

• An open and approachable manner that allows the postholder to engage positively with colleagues, stakeholders and partners, including voluntary & community groups to drive the delivery of projects successfully.
• A calm and clear approach to dealing with contentious and emotive issues and conflict; the ability to persuade others of the merits of a particular proposal.

Essential for The Role:

Enhanced DBS

Read more about the work you’ll be doing in the Role Profile.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. So, if you can do most of what we’re looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for the job!

When Interviews Will Be Held And Who To Contact

The key information you need about the role should be in the role profile, but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 07816070741

Interviews for this role will be held during week commencing 17/06/24. The interview format will be a 10 minute presentation followed by questions. Further details will be shared with successful candidates who are invited to interview.

Closing date is 12th June 2024.

For further information and to apply, click here.


  • Location: Hounslow
  • Job Title: Transport Projects Officer
  • Salary: £37,443 - £42,840
  • Closed: 12 Jun 2024

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