Who we need
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who wants the challenge, but also rewards, of work in a high-performing team researching, developing, and appraising local transport and future mobility projects.
You will have a good understanding of the principals of Transport Planning. A degree in this or a related field would be beneficial however, equivalent experience gained within this field or a relevant field is also recognised. You are a numerate problem-solver, with good spreadsheet/database skills, you will have an interest in and some proficiency in transport modelling (VISUM experience desirable) and appraisal gained in your career to date.
You will have a desire to learn more and develop your capabilities and understanding in these areas through work on innovative, cutting-edge transport and mobility projects, that will make a difference to the daily lives of all our communities.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
Who we are
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) plans, develops and manages an integrated transport system for the West Midlands that is reliable, affordable and accessible for all. It is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
A standard setter in the industry, our achievements are regularly recognised nationally, most importantly as the winner of ‘City Region Authority of the Year’ in 2016, 2017 and 2019 at the National Transport Awards.
Whether it’s developing and delivering new infrastructure, collaborating on future mobility projects, operating the West Midlands Metro or helping customers to keep moving, we need creative and innovative talent to join our already excellent team and help us make a real difference to residents, businesses and visitors travelling in and around the West Midlands.
About the team
The transport planning team is a small, focused, supportive group of transport experts, accountable for forecasting, prioritisation, and appraisal of transport and mobility projects.
We work closely with colleagues across the Policy, Strategy, and Innovation Directorate, and employ a wide range of tools, models, and technical approaches in this activity.
The team is also central to the downstream monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of transport and future mobility projects and is responsible for adding results to the evidence base for new project development.
Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.
Closing Date: 16th March 2020
Interview/Assessment Date: 27th March
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.