Job Title: Sustainable Transport Planner (Street Scene)
SCP Range: £31,434 - £36,486
Job number: HC02853
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 service is responsible for the design and maintenance of our highway network, footways, bridges and lighting as well delivering a wide range of projects to reduce traffic and support sustainable travel.
The Sustainable Transport and Engagement team deliver a range of projects and programmes to support a sustainable and active travel transport system. Our work includes building on the successful delivery of innovative schemes such as the City Fringe Low Emissions Neighbourhood, which provided a package of measures to promote active travel, reshape the public realm and improve air quality. We are looking for a Sustainable Transport Planner to join the team.
Working alongside Senior and Principal Transport Planners, you will join an industry leading team with a track record of delivering innovative and award winning sustainable transport projects and you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects to improve conditions for cycling and walking, reduce air pollution and reshape the public realm. You will work with a variety of stakeholders such as local residents and businesses.
The successful candidate will have good and effective communication and interpersonal skills and be proactive in adding value to the service delivered. You will be seeking to make a difference by delivering our ambitious aspirations for an improved environment, lower levels of traffic and support for sustainable transport. You will have knowledge and experience of transport planning and engagement, project management and leadership ability along with proficient IT skills. Ideally you will have a qualification and membership of, or eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body in transport planning or similar fields.
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.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If the opportunity of working here excites you, please apply.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. 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 for applications: 08 December 2019
Interview date for applicants: Week commencing 16 December 2019
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.