Senior Transport Planner

West Sussex County Council

Senior Transport Planner

Do you want to develop your career by developing innovative transport solutions? If yes, then we want to hear from you, read more below…

About the job
Salary: £35,411 to £42,503 per annum.
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: Hybrid working, requirement to be in Chichester at least once per week.   

You will work on a range of strategic highways and transport projects by identifying solutions that will help to tackle climate change, economic performance and population growth.

You will work with communities and other partners to achieve the vision and objectives of the West Sussex Transport Plan.
In this role you will develop transport policies and use transport planning tools to critically analyse strategic transport issues, and identify and appraise potential solutions.   

You will help set the direction for the County Council in its role as the Local Transport Authority, through;
•Preparation of transport policies and strategies (e.g. West Sussex Transport Plan).
•Giving transport advice on the impacts of development.
•Developing innovative solutions such as cycle or bus priority infrastructure to transport problems.
•Preparing business cases and external funding applications.
Experience and skills

Key Skills:
•Ability to research, analyse and interpret complex and varied information by making connections between disparate issues and identifying potential
•Ability to work independently and proactively and use good judgement to prioritise.
•Ability to communicate with other teams, stakeholders and consultees and communicate complex or sensitive information to different audiences.
•Ability to write sound and robust reports, articles and briefing papers.
•Ability to apply project management principles and practices to small
•Ability to build credible working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
Qualifications and/or experience:
•Degree (or equivalent qualification of experience) in Transport Planning, Town Planning or a related discipline appropriate to the role.
•Relevant chartered status, e.g. Chartered Transport Planning Professional, and professional membership e.g. Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation is desirable.
•Postgraduate qualification in Transport Planning, Town Planning or a related discipline is desirable.  
•Theoretical and procedural knowledge in an appropriate specialist work area.
•Knowledge of external funding sources and their use to fund transport schemes.
•Knowledge of the customer base to support the development of transport policy and/or improvements.
•Knowledge of technical tools (e.g. transport models, Geographical Information Systems) used in transport planning.
•Experience in an appropriate specialist work area.  
•Experience in project delivery and budget management.  

Reward and benefits
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:
•26-29 days annual leave + bank holidays
•A generous pension scheme.
•Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring and will be supported and encouraged to achieve professional accreditation through a relevant body such as the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
•Subscription fees paid for one relevant professional body.
•A range of discounts (Including Samsung, Argos, Wickes, TUI, Deliveroo and Asos).
•Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
•A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives.

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits

Further information

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Darryl Hemmings, Transport Planning ? Policy Manager at: [email protected].

For issues or queries regarding your application please contact: [email protected]

To apply, please follow the links below upload your CV and complete the application form:

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran’s Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.  

Note for Recruitment Agencies:  We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!


  • Location: Chichester
  • Job Title: Senior Transport Planner
  • Salary: £35,411 to £42,503
  • Closed: 27 Nov 2022

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