Transport Planners

Walsall Council

Walsall Council

Walsall Council is transforming, and with it, so is Walsall’s Strategic Transportation Services. The Walsall Proud Programme is our Transformation Programme, which aims to transform the way the council works so that we can provide a better customer experience, increase staff satisfaction and engagement, and improve service efficiency and performance to our customers and communities.  It is a key driver in seeking to achieve the organisation’s aspirational vision. This makes it a very exciting time to be part of our Team. 

As part of our commitment to delivering the vison for Walsall, we have a two opportunities and we are looking for experienced professionals to help deliver further success. As one of these professionals you should be accomplished in your field of work, able to work collaboratively with partners and customers, and be able to motivate, develop and support others in the team.

Current major projects being developed with our strategic partners include: M6 Junction 10; Willenhall and Darlaston new train stations; A34 SPRINT Bus Rapid Transit; Walsall Station and Town Centre Masterplan.  If you would like to join a busy high-profile team handling a wide range of projects, working with our partners across Walsall, the Black Country and West Midlands, then we would really like to hear from you.

Principal Transport Planner                                                 
Ref: EE48919
£40,356 - £45,140 per annum

An opportunity has arisen for a Principal Transport Planner to take a lead role and the responsibility for the management and the delivery of defined services within the Strategic Transportation function.

The post will require an ability to think innovatively and proactively and the role will require sound financial and project management skills.  As an experienced professional, you will be able to demonstrate your expertise in strategy development, transport policy, major transport scheme development, project management, and master planning. You will:

  • Provide day-to-day direction, guidance and supervision to a team of transport planners
  • Understand the demand for transport capital interventions and improved transport infrastructure and services
  • Design, deliver and manage the activity to meet the identified transport needs of the borough
  • Work with, and co-ordinate the activities of, key internal and external partners to maximise their contributions.

A Degree (BA/BSc) in Geography, Urban or Town Planning, Transport Planning, Civil Engineering or relevant proven experience; a post graduate qualification; and membership of a relevant professional institute are all key to this exciting post.

Senior Transport Planner                                                     
Ref: EE49019
£32,552 - £37,475 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity as a Senior Transport Planner within our team, to help design and develop major transport schemes and support transport policy and strategy formulation.  You will be involved in supporting senior staff and contributing to successful project delivery.

You will work amongst a team of transport professionals and will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of our projects from inception to completion. You would have a broad understanding of all elements of the transport planning profession.  Most importantly, you will have a passion for transport and will be keen to add value to both our clients and the wider community. If you are looking to take your career to the next level, then this could be the opportunity for you.

Essential to this post is a Degree (BA/BSc) in Geography, Urban or Town Planning, Transport Planning, Civil Engineering or relevant proven experience in a highway engineering / transportation planning role.

For further information and to apply for these vacancies please click here.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 January 2020

Interview date: end of January 2020


  • Location: Walsall
  • Job Title: Transport Planners
  • Salary: Various salaries
  • Closed: 26 Jan 2020

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