Transport Planning and Evaluation Manager

Transport for West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands

Job Title: Transport Planning and Evaluation Manager
Salary range: £52,916 - £59,556 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: permanent

Who we are
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined
Authority is a rapidly growing and fast emerging as a standard setter in the industry. We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies employer and in October 2017, we became only the second ever to win the ‘City Region Authority of the Year’ twice in a row at the National
Transport Awards. We need new talent to join our already excellent team that is making a real difference to people within the West Midlands.

About the team
TfWM’s Transport Planning team plays a pivotal role in ensuring the organisation delivers the best schemes and services possible to enable us to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous region. The team is responsible for making the case for a broad range of projects including major schemes such as Midland Metro, our Sprint BRT network and rail infrastructure enhancements. Robust data and evidence are at the heart of everything the team does. Aligned to this the team is responsible for operating and maintaining the West Midlands Public Transport model and acts as an intelligent client for the maintenance and operation of PRISM, the regions multi-modal transport model. Given the scale of investment currently taking place on transport infrastructure understanding the impact these initiatives have on meeting our economic, social and environmental priorities is fast becoming a growing area of interest for the team.

Who we need
We are looking for an experienced and well-rounded Transport Planning professional with a passion for problem solving and innovation. You will be well versed in dealing with high-profile, complex transport projects and working with multiple stakeholders.

An excellent understanding of options development, scheme appraisal and multi-modal transport modelling will be expected. Experience of undertaking Monitoring and Evaluation of transport interventions across a range of modes will be a core responsibility that will be undertaken by this post. The ability to communicate often complex, technical messages to a range of audiences will also be a key requirement for this position.

The successful candidate will manage the work of the Transport Planning team, taking responsibility and initiative for driving forward the team’s work as well as deputising for the Head of Strategy and Intelligence and the Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation as appropriate. In undertaking this role you will demonstrate strong leadership skills and show a keen interest in fostering high performance team behaviours.

A key measure of success will be the ability of the post holder to play a lead role in developing and managing the work of the team in order to meet the objectives of a wider range of stakeholders within TfWM and the wider WMCA family including member authorities.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply

To view and apply for these opportunities please click here where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 4pm on 11th October 2019
Interview/Assessment Date: To be confirmed

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.


  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job Title: Transport Planning and Evaluation Manager
  • Salary: £52,916 - £59,556
  • Closed: 11 Oct 2019

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