Principal Engineer Public Transport

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Principal Engineer Public Transport


Job reference:23CORP50833C

Application closing date: 05/06/2023

Location: Keynsham

Salary: £42,503 - £45,495 pa (£22.03 - £23.58 per hour)

Contractual hours:37

Basis: Full time, Perm

We are currently recruiting for a Principal Engineer for Public Transport to work on a full-time contract. This role will be based out of Keynsham however flexible working patterns are available.


About the role:


A great opportunity to work in public transport on both a regional and local platform. You will have a key role in shaping the transport policy across the West of England area and within Bath & North East Somerset at a time where transport policy and travel behaviours are key in achieving our climate emergency objectives.


The primary role will be to develop and ensure an effective working relationship with the West of England Combined Authority; to shape and support the Integrated Transport Authority’s public transport plans. In addition, we have an ambitious City Regional Transport Settlement programme to deliver requiring expert public transport collaboration.


About you:


You will be an enthusiastic public transport professional, ready to take on a more senior role, bringing expert knowledge of legislation and energy to addressing the challenges this sector faces. With responsibility for providing advice on new infrastructure projects across our city, market towns and rural communities this role requires broad knowledge, great inter personal skills, critical analysis and quick thinking with a strong background of public engagement.


Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.


Why B&NES Council?


We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need. These include:


  • A competitive salary package
  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements
  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home
  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development
  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES


Interested to find out more?


If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Claire Nimmo on 01225 394338.


To apply


Please use the online application facility.

For further information on applying please see “Application Form Help” page on the Jobs website.


Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive andTransparent.

Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.


As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.


We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


Interview Date: w/c 13th June 2023.


Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register. This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.



  • Location: Keynsham
  • Job Title: Principal Engineer Public Transport
  • Salary: £42,503 - £45,495 pa (£22.03 - £23.58 per hour)
  • Closed: 5 Jun 2023

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