Principal Transport Project Manager

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Principal Transport Project Manager


Job reference:23CORP41931A

Application closing date: 05/06/2023

Location: Keynsham

Salary: Grade 10 £42,503 - £45,495 per annum (£22.03 - £23.58 per hour)

Contractual hours:37

Full time, Perm

About the role:


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced transportation professional and project manager to join our busy Strategic Transport team.


We have an unique opportunity to transform our transport system in order to address the climate and ecological emergencies while delivering the connectivity our residents and businesses need to thrive.


We have an exciting list of projects to develop and deliver funded by a £120m City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS). We also continue to make successful bids for funding to implement major highway schemes, and sustainable / active travel schemes promoting walking, cycling, health and wellbeing.


The wider Strategic Transport team includes staff working on future transport policy, development control, and active travel and electric vehicle schemes, to name a few. This post is an opportunity for establishing and developing yourself in a truly collaborative service.


About you:


We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual who is looking to take the next step in developing their career. You should have previous experience in transport, be well organised, resilient, and possess excellent and effective communication and report writing skills to influence key decision makers.


You will be an integral part of the Strategic Transport team, with line management responsibility for several staff members.


To join us, you’ll need a professional or postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline at level 6 or equivalent professional experience. You will have a sound understanding of transport planning principles and techniques, as well as evidence of preparing business cases.


You will have a commitment to professional development in a related area. If you are not a member of a relevant professional institution, we can provide assistance to help you achieve this.


Why B&NES Council?


Our district is a great place to live and work. We have a stunning blend of unique countryside and rural character, villages, towns, and cities on our doorstep. The city of Bath has a dual World Heritage Site designation and is regularly voted as one of the best places to visit, work and live in the UK.


Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via public transport, with a train station with direct connections to Bath and Bristol just 5 minutes’ walk away, a well-connected walking, wheeling and cycling network, and good onward road connections.


We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need. These include:


  • A competitive salary package
  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements
  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home
  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development
  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES


Interested to find out more?


If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Nick Helps on 01225 394163


To apply


Please use the online application facility.

For further information on applying please see “Application Form Help” page on the Jobs website.


Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive andTransparent.


Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.


As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.


We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


Interview Date: w/c 13th June 2023


Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register. This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.



  • Location: Keynsham
  • Job Title: Principal Transport Project Manager
  • Salary: £42,503 - £45,495 per annum (£22.03 - £23.58 per hour)
  • Closed: 5 Jun 2023

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