Principal Transport Planner

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Principal Transport Planner
£46,392 - £53,490
Grade K-L
Closing date August 8th 2022

Tower Hamlets is serious about dealing with the transportation challenges it faces, which include congestion, poor air quality, road danger and physical inactivity and roads in the borough are some of the busiest in the country. With the Elizabeth Line now serving the borough alongside rail, tube, DLR and an extensive bus network, and Santander Cycles the opportunities for change are substantial.

We have invested in creating new professional and technical teams in the growing Highways & Transportation Service to help tackle these issues and provide innovative and creative solutions that will direct the substantial financial investments secured to transform the public realm for the benefit of its unique and diverse community in the heart of the East End of London.

The exciting programmes that are currently being rolled out in the borough include School Streets, flagship high street improvements, LED street lighting replacement programme, Crossrail complementary measures, cycling provision, street tree planting and an extensive EV charging network.

If you are ambitious, talented, flexible and able to work collaboratively with diverse teams of colleagues to deliver some of these improvements, then come and join us on a journey to excellence that will make Tower Hamlets one of the best places in London to walk, cycle and use public transport.

We are looking for a Principal Transport Planner to lead as client, manage and provide the delivery of a range of professional and technical services for the Transport Planning Team including developing and implementing transport strategies, policies, models, Local Implementation Plan (LIP), bidding for and securing funding, travel planning and a variety of active and sustainable travel behaviour change projects and lead the delivery of commissions ensuring they are in accordance with the corporate, strategic and Mayoral priorities.

We also have a range of roles available within the Transportation Group that will enable you to shape and deliver a wide range of projects, from public realm enhancements and EV charging points, to helping young people travel healthily to school to developing transport policies for a new Local Plan.

Our matrix system allows you to work across different teams to experience the various strands of work. For an informal chat about any of the roles being advertised, please email [email protected] 

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/Internal/External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees.

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website, by clicking the link below:

Tower Hamlets is a modern, forward thinking local authority, offering flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave, local government pension scheme and other staff benefits.

The Roles on offer:
-Transport Planning Team Leader
-Programme Management & Commissioning Team Leader
-Principal Transport Planner
-Transport Planner
-Development Engineer
-Project Engineer


  • Location: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Job Title: Principal Transport Planner
  • Salary: £46,392 - £53,490
  • Closed: 8 Aug 2022

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