Major Roads Senior Planning and Strategy Officer

Transport for the North

Transport for the North is looking to recruit for the following position:

As Major Roads Senior Planning and Strategy Officer, you will manage the preparation and delivery of major and complex programmes, liaising with internal/external stakeholders and partners to ensure needs are met, and support the Major Roads Management Team to meet defined objectives. You will be expected to deliver your work in line with budgetary, compliance, regulatory and planning controls.

Work in partnership with the Department for Transport, Highways England, and Local Transport and Highway Authorities to manage the priorities for investment into the North’s Major Road Network (MRN) aligned to the Strategic Transport Plan (STP).

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will possess substantial knowledge of the transport industry with deep specialist knowledge in major highways and/or transportation programme development and delivery. Previous experience of working in partnership with the Department for Transport, Highways England, Network Rail and other national agencies across a range of highly-complex projects is essential as is the ability and confidence to represent TfN in public, professional and stakeholder forums at a regional level.

With excellent communication skills you will have the ability to influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders, partners and senior colleagues. Outstanding verbal and written skills with the ability to produce reports and presentations using raw data when required is essential, as is the ability to translate complex issues into appropriate formats for target audiences.

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject, with previous experience within a transport related environment.

Provisional Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Provisional Interview Location: 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN.

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

• 27 days holiday per annum
• Access to the local government pension scheme
• Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.


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  • Job Title: Major Roads Senior Planning and Strategy Officer
  • Salary: £38,559 - £47,735 per annum
  • Closed: 27 Mar 2019

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