Senior Transport Planner
Salary £33,136 - £41,846
This a is new and exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Transport Planner to join Solihull’s Transport and Infrastructure Commissioning Team and be a part of our future success.
With its regionally and nationally significant economic assets and transport infrastructure, attractive environment, aspirational housing and skilled workforce, Solihull has been rated as one of the best places to live in the country, has delivered the fastest rate of private sector jobs growth outside London, maintains a strong retail offer, and offers excellent schools and education opportunities. The arrival of HS2 presents a unique opportunity to maintain and build on this success, to deliver unprecedented levels growth across the Borough.
Solihull is also a place of contrasts, with persistent inequality gaps – in health, employment and access to opportunity. These are not the only challenges the Borough faces: its success stimulates further demand for growth and it is critical for Solihull’s future success that the growth that takes place in a way that is right for Solihull and for all its citizens – what we call “Managed Growth.”
As Senior Transport Planner, you will contribute to the development and delivery of regional, sub-regional and local transport and land use policies and strategies, helping Solihull to shape and deliver the local and regional growth agenda. Leading work with partners and key stakeholders, you will be influential in seeking and developing infrastructure opportunities that will support economic development and access to jobs.
Already possessing significant experience in shaping transport policy and strategy, and Business Case development, you will be able to lead and manage project teams to deliver. And with your judgement, analytical and interpersonal skills you will be able to engage and influence colleagues, partners and stakeholders to identify and deliver solutions and ensure that transport schemes are delivered.
In return we offer you the opportunity to join us at what is a very exciting time in shaping the future for Solihull, working with a professional and friendly team, together with a range of flexible working options, attractive staff benefits and a career average pension scheme.
Please contact Walter Bailey, Group Manager on 0121 704 8130 for an informal discussion.
Closing date for completed applications is 1st July 2018. Candidates will be asked to undertake psychometric tests as part of the selection process. Successful applicants will then be invited to interview on either 18th or 19th July 2018.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.