ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
Principal Transport & Infrastructure Planning Officer
Up to £59,400 per annum
Fixed Term, Full Time
Two year fixed term contract with a potential for extension, subject to budget and workload.
Calling all transport planners – are you seeking a new challenge?
Would you like to have the opportunity to be at the forefront of creating new Garden Communities? Are you a highly motivated and experienced transport planning professional who understands the complexities of planning and delivering large scale strategic sites? Are you looking for a new and interesting challenge working for a highly motivated team addressing the infrastructure challenges for new garden communities and large scale development? This new role will be demanding, yet varied and rewarding.
We are taking the best principles of town planning and applying the technology of the future to create environmentally sustainable places that are ‘people focused’ rather than ‘vehicle focused’. Planning so that future communities can enjoy a high quality of life where sustainable transport is integrated into the vision of the new community to give people a genuine choice of transport modes. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of a new planning partnership approach between the County and Essex local authorities to deliver a strong policy response to proposed large scale Garden Communities and new large scale settlements.
The post, working alongside principal planning officers, will be based within the Growth and Infrastructure Team in the wider ECC Planning Section. Although this post is initially fixed for 2 years, there may well be opportunity for extension, dependent on budget and continuation of the long term projects for the delivery of new garden communities and new settlements that this role would be leading on. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced transport planner to join our growing and forward-thinking team to work on specific challenging residential, employment and infrastructure schemes and proposals.
The postholder will be required to work closely with a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders to ensure that Essex’s interests are effectively communicated and protected. Working as part of the team, you would get involved in different projects at the earliest opportunity, providing a robust and co-ordinated response to growth challenges and opportunities as they arise. Excellent project management, negotiation and communication skills are a must, especially as you will be dealing with detailed and complex issues with developers and other interested parties
As the key point of contact for specific site and proposals, this post would work alongside the manager and other principal planners within the Growth and Development team to co-ordinate and deliver a single corporate response to planning applications for major development proposals, garden communities and large scale nationally significant infrastructure projects for Essex County Council; as well as working alongside colleagues in the districts and boroughs to influence placemaking and placeshaping in development to ensure that the best schemes are delivered to create sustainable communities.
This is a real opportunity for the right person to shape and influence significant growth projects to ensure that they positively contribute to local and wider communities in the short, medium and longer term.
Could this be you?
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits
For an informal chat with one of the team, please email your preferred contact details to Growth&[email protected]
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.
If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.
Closing date: 13 May 2021.