Future Transport Zone Project Manager

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Faculty of Technology
School of Mathematics and Physics

Future Transport Zone Project Manager

Employment type: Fixed-term until 30 June 2024
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum
Post number: ZZ006566
Date published: 22 March 2021
Closing date: 11 April 2021

Interview date: 21 April 2021

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

Applications are invited for the position of a Future Transport Zone Project Manager at the University of Portsmouth. Future Transport Zone (FTZ) is a £28.75 million programme funded by the Department for Transport to develop a three-year Solent FTZ programme. The programme will implement and trial innovative and sustainable solutions for the mobility of people and freight. This is a multidisciplinary project in collaboration with the University of Southampton and Solent Transport, comprising Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Isle of Wight Council, and Hampshire County Council. The University of Portsmouth will develop Mobility as a Service (MaaS) App in collaboration with a MaaS provider and investigate travel behaviour change to reduce private car usage, making travel journeys smarter and greener within the City of Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. We will also investigate the environmental impacts of freight movement within the city of Portsmouth and the wider Solent areas, and develop innovative and sustainable approaches to urban logistics, reducing the impact that goods movement has on congestion, air quality, safety and journey times. The University will trial new sustainable solutions for freight distribution including micro-consolidation for last mile delivery, macro-consolidation, and a drone delivery trial for the NHS to move medical supplies between three hospitals in Hampshire - Southampton General Hospital, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight.
The FTZ Project Manager will join a team of academics and researchers across the University of Portsmouth to manage and coordinate the development and implementation of the University of Portsmouth contribution to the FTZ programme. The post holder will work closely with Solent Transport, the University of Southampton and the stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes and tasks are executed effectively.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a degree and/or professional qualification in a relevant discipline plus considerable experience in managing projects or programmes in transport, ideally with a background in personal mobility, travel behaviour change and freight logistics. The applicants should show strong motivation for independent work, and the ability to work with academics, local authorities, and stakeholders. Applicants should also be able to perform effectively under pressure and time constraints, possess good organisational and time management skills, pay close attention to detail, and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The University of Portsmouth is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and strongly encourages applications from women and people from under-represented groups.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Prof.Djamila Ouelhadj ([email protected]), mobile: +44 (0)7818453756

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of the University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address, will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. If you have been asked to upload any additional information to evidence how you meet the person specification, this should not contain information that would allow the shortlisting panel to identify who has applied. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.

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  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Job Title: Future Transport Zone Project Manager
  • Salary: £40,322 - £49,553
  • Closes: 11 Apr 2021 ** Last chance to apply **
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