Senior Transport Development Management Officer
£32,029 - £33,799
Bristol is an exciting and culturally thriving regional capital that is attracting more and more people to live here. Whilst this is positive, we must meet the housing needs of our existing and new populations; in such a way that creates high quality and well-connected environments, and that protect and enhance the health of our people.
Coupled with the need to deliver housing, Bristol seeks to continue its success in investing in sustainable transport infrastructure that has seen: cycling double, the delivery of the MetroBus network, and the forthcoming MetroWest suburban rail programme. Bristol is also home to the Temple Quarter Regeneration Project, which is helping to deliver 17,000 new jobs around Temple Meads Railway Station and the surrounding area; which itself is encouraging further urban regeneration on the fringes of the City Centre, and outwards.
The above housing and economic demands are encouraging more and more development, at present and over the coming years, which needs to be right for current and future generations. You will be at the forefront of insisting upon the delivery of exceptional new places in the City for all who wish to live, work and play here, whilst resisting proposals that result in poor and unsafe environments. Through active encouragement and development opportunities we will help you to achieve these goals, in a way that is mutually rewarding.
The Transport Development Management team works in close partnership with planners, developers, architects, and engineers, from across the planning and property disciplines; to ensure that new development benefits from the high quality active and sustainable travel choices that we expect for our citizens.
Key to this role will be the ability to work within legal and legislative frameworks under pressure, and in a political environment using negotiation and problem-solving skills to obtain the best outcome for the City of Bristol. As part of this work you will also ensure that the delivery of developer-funded infrastructure you have negotiated, is covered by the most appropriate and robust legal processes and mechanisms.
We require a talented and experienced transport planner, traffic engineer, or town planner; with significant experience in the development planning, or traffic engineering field, with particular focus upon negotiating and securing investment. Private sector experience would therefore be particularly advantageous.
• Provide detailed transport comments on medium to large-sized planning applications, having consulted with all the relevant transport disciplines (e.g. public transport, traffic signals, traffic management etc.)
• Provide advice to developers on medium-large sized planning applications, regarding whether the transport impact of development is acceptable, and negotiating appropriate mitigation measures.
• Ensure that where highway works or amendments to Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are required as part of a planning permission that they are secured through appropriate legal arrangements, whereby you will be involved in the drafting and negotiation of clauses pursuant to s106 of the Town and Country Planning Act, and sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act.
• Advise developers and planners on where stopping up orders are required and help guide them through the process.
• Liaise effectively with planning, legal, and engineering colleagues; to ensure the interests of the highway authority are safeguarded, throughout all stages of development construction.
• Carry out ad-hoc research and maintain information / databases, on particular topics relevant to planning applications, on behalf of the team and the Transport Development Manager.
• Provide technical assistance to the Transport Development Manager, and other members of the team in advance of planning committees, and public inquiries.
• Keep up-to-date with changes to planning and transport policy, to ensure that appropriate transport requirements are secured as part of planning applications.
You should have an excellent knowledge and practical application of planning policy, legal agreements, and highway design guidance; with an ability to provide high quality technical advice to an agreed timescale.
Please note a full current driving licence is required for this role.
We offer a full range of employee benefits and opportunities including; flexible working hours, a competitive annual and flexi-leave entitlement, entry into the Local Government Pension scheme, mobile working, and childcare vouchers, as well as numerous training opportunities to enhance your technical and professional skills as you progress within the organisation.
If you wish to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Laurence Fallon, Transport Development Manager on 0117 903 6846 or [email protected]
Closing date: 18 January 2020.
At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.