Major Transport Scheme Lead

Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council

Major Transport Scheme Lead

The Cornwall Transport Plan vision is for Transport in Cornwall to be excellent and carbon neutral by 2030; a vision that responds to the challenges of climate change and improves the daily lives of the people who live, work and visit Cornwall

The Transport and Connectivity team brings together key elements of the Council and works together with partners to achieve that vision. To achieve this, our goal is a transport system that will connect people, communities, businesses and services in a way that supports the local economy, enhances quality of life, is reliable, efficient, safe, healthy and inclusive.

We work closely with partners in the rail industry and National Highways to ensure the national rail and road network is fit for purpose for Cornwall’s communities. We also look for opportunities for innovative and efficient improvements to our transport in Cornwall while maintaining links with the rest of the UK. Cornwall has a proven track record in developing and delivering major projects with the most recent success the award of a £50 million grant from the Levelling Up Fund for the Mid Cornwall Metro.

Team Leader
The Transport and Connectivity team is looking for a Team Leader who can led on the development of major transport schemes, and oversee the design, financial management and consultation of a range of highways and transportation schemes across Cornwall.

The role holder will need to work with a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally to the Council. Demonstrating proven experience of this will be required, including engaging with communities, politicians and statutory bodies. The role will also be responsible for complying with the internal processes of financial and contract management, commissioning services and working with the Finance and Legal Teams within the Council.

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process

About you
We are looking for an individual with engineering knowledge and experience of delivering major and minor transport schemes from inception through scheme development to implementation. The role holder will need to interpret the requirements of external stakeholders and demonstrate experience in managing complex projects. You will lead meetings with other teams, consultants, contractors, service providers and other stakeholders as required. With specific areas of work you will need to able to work independently and prepare reports for Council and public meetings.

Experience of business case assessments and associated documentation and processes involved with the commissioning and delivery of transport projects and programmes is essential. Being able to demonstrate experience of working with other teams and external stakeholders will be particularly useful.

The successful candidate will represent the Councils strategic transport interests in both a regional and national capacity, including liaising with central Government departments and local MP’s, the Peninsula Sub national Transport Body, and the Tamar crossings.

About us
Please be advised that for this role we are accepting uploaded supporting statements and/or CVs to support your online application.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.

We are happy to talk about flexible working options.

For further information and to apply, click here.

Additional Information
- Interview Dates: Week commencing 13th March 2023
- External Closing Date: 26 Feb 2023
- Advertised Salary Range: £50,301 - £60,891
- Job Type/Contract Type: Permanent
- Hours per week: 37


  • Location: Cornwall
  • Job Title: Major Transport Scheme Lead
  • Salary: £50,301 - £60,891
  • Closed: 26 Feb 2023

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