Principal Transport Planner (Neighbourhoods and Streets)

London Borough of Camden

London Borough of Camden

Principal Transport Planner (Neighbourhoods and Streets)
Starting range: £47,394 - £54,222
Job level: Level 4 Zone 2
Work location: 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent

Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

About us
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all. As a Principal Transport Planner responsible for delivering significant neighbourhood-based Healthy Streets projects, you will help deliver key aspects of the Camden Transport Strategy.[SM1]

The role
In this role you will be responsible for project managing the development and implementation of multiple, significant, area-wide“Healthy Streets” projects within neighbourhoods across Camden.

The role will lead in delivering the roll-out of larger and more complex, area-wide, low-traffic “Safe & Healthy Streets” projects, and support Liveable Neighbourhood schemes, across Camden. This will include project managing area-wide traffic reduction, public realm and road safety improvement schemes in priority locations across the Borough.

In developing these schemes the role will be required to consider how neighbourhood-based Healthy Streets projects can support wider improvements to our public realm and the climate emergency, for example through the introduction of urban greening and so on.

The role will be responsible for project management across all aspects of Healthy Streets scheme development – project planning, feasibility and optioneering, engagement & consultation, report writing, stakeholder management, monitoring, budgeting and financial controls and so on - in order to ensure delivery of a rolling programme of schemes on time and to budget.

The role will contribute to securing improvements for walking, cycling and bus priority in the Borough including funding bids for Healthy Streets projects. And the role will work with colleagues across the Council – including within planning, regeneration, sustainability and inclusive economy – to ensure that neighbourhood-based Healthy Streets projects support and contribute to wider strategic initiatives, such as the renewal of our High Streets and improving air quality.

The postholder will be responsible for leading a sub-team of two transport planners (one at Senior level, one at Planner level) in a pro-active, innovative and dynamic way, helping those officers deliver a portfolio of Healthy Streets projects and support their personal development.

About you
To be successful in this role you will have a strong understanding and experience of the policy and statutory framework within which Healthy Streets, transport planning and related activities. You will be a pro-active and forward thinking experienced project manager, capable of successfully managing initiatives, often over-lapping with one another, both on time and to budget.

You will be able to demonstrate effective partnership working and the ability to develop strong stakeholder relations, including liaising with all relevant external organisations.

To ensure success in this role, you will need to have a strong understanding and appreciate of issues specifically around streetscape design, accessibility and sustainability.

You will be able to help prepare high quality papers and reports for Council Committees, public meetings and other bodies such as appeals and public inquiries (may be required to attend such events as and when necessary).

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively help support and oversee the workload of more junior members of a team and/or consultants.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE.

Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website.

Closing date: Friday 8th December 2023 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC

To apply, please click here or the “Apply Now”.

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.


  • Location: London
  • Job Title: Principal Transport Planner (Neighbourhoods and Streets)
  • Salary: £47,394 - £54,222
  • Closed: 8 Dec 2023

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