Transport Planner (Freight)

London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Hackney

Transport Planner (Freight)

SO1 - PO1 £29,424 - £35,070

Permanent, Full time

Ref: HC01480


Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.

Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Streetscene team is responsible for the design and maintenance of all highway networks, footways, bridges and lighting on all public roads, contributing to the wellbeing of our community and creating a sustainable public realm. The Transport team is an award winning team that is a recognised leader in sustainable transport which is responsible for transport policy development, policy responses and implementing sustainable transport projects.

We are looking for a Transport Planner to join our Transport team. You will join an industry leading team with a track record of delivering innovative, and award winning, sustainable transport projects and will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects. We are expanding the requirements of our Planning process that requires developers and contractors to meet specific safety standards for cyclist and vulnerable road users through the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety standard (CLOCS). You will also be responsible for the implementation and monitoring and other freight related work projects such as consolidation and re-timing. In addition you will work alongside and assist our Principal Transport Planner responsible for public transport initiatives.

You will have good and effective communication and interpersonal skills and be proactive in adding value to the service delivered, in initiating, developing and implementing Best Value and providing customer-focused standards in regulatory environment.

You will have project management experience and leadership ability along with proficient IT skills. You will be responsible for developing and managing a monitoring and enforcement programme and have a good understanding of the latest safety equipment for large vehicles to ensure CLOCS standard is being met.

With excellent report writing skills required for the preparation of reports and consultation documentation and good understanding of environmental and sustainability policy and legislation the ideal candidate will also have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with service users e.g. negotiations, presenting evidence or advice in a public forum within Hackney’s diverse community

  • Liaise with other internal directorates and external agencies to communicate project objectives and/or source information required.

  • Understand plans and drawings and other relevant technical information related to Sustainable Transport projects.

  • Be willing to attend meetings or undertake work outside normal working hours e.g. evening meetings

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website to apply.

There will be number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.  You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing Date: Sunday 25 June 2017 at 22:59pm

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.


  • Location: Hackney
  • Job Title: Transport Planner (Freight)
  • Salary: £29,424 - £35,070
  • Closed: 25 Jun 2017

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