Principal Transport Development Planner
£39,759 per annum (pro rata if part time)
37 hours per week (part time working may be considered for this role)
Closing date: 11.30pm, 12 June 2022.
We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.
A great opportunity to join the Suffolk County Council's Transport Strategy Team as a Principal Transport Development Planner, working from Endeavour House, Ipswich with hybrid working options.
• Do you have recent experience of working in a creative and enthusiastic team?
• Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role?
• Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of people in Suffolk?
The primary purpose of the role is to manage an effective and efficient team that will perform the Highway Authorities responsibility under the Planning Process.
A key purpose of this role is to formulate the Highway Authority's response to major and strategic planning consultations, Local Plans and Development Frameworks across the county.
We are looking for someone with drive and commitment who has a real passion for promoting high standards of sustainable transport in new developments by influencing a wide audience as to the benefits for the people of Suffolk.
In return we can offer you the opportunity to work in a fast paced, exciting area of the council, in a team of friendly and committed staff.
Your main responsibilities will be to co-ordinate the Highway Authority's response and represent the Highway Authority at Public Inquiries and planning appeals to defend the position of the Highway Authority and to represent the Highway Authority in relation to development management at public meetings and Planning Committee meetings as appropriate.
You will also be required to analyse detailed and complex Transport Assessments and identify necessary improvements to Suffolk's road and transport infrastructure and work with the Intelligence Hub to review and assess network capacity across the county.
This will require innovative solutions to complex transport and societal challenges within local areas. Therefore, knowledge of Suffolk from a transport perspective will be advantageous.
You will need:
• highly developed verbal and written skills to interpret complex legislation, guidelines and technical information to produce reports, recommendations and advice for a wide range of audiences using a variety of media
• significant experience of applying creative thought and working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to develop solutions to complex problems
• comprehensive understanding of transport legislation, local & national strategy, technical and political frameworks relevant to the planning process
• extensive experience of representing an organisation at public meetings in difficult or challenging circumstances.
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
The Transport Strategy team is part of the Strategic Development division, helping to deliver growth in Suffolk.
The team is responsible for:
• developing transport policy, including the Local Transport Plan
• securing funding, and the delivery of new transport infrastructure and initiatives, including active travel
• development management, ensuring new developments are sustainable in highway terms to support Suffolk’s growth ambitions.
We will offer you:
• the opportunity to gain experience working with organisations across the public sector
• a wide range of interesting and rewarding challenges
• a supportive and friendly environment.
Travelling requirements for your role:
Infrequent Travel - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
To find out more:
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Carl Ashton on (01473) 265923
How to apply:
To apply and for further details, please click the link below: https://bit.ly/3wTkobz
Closing date: 11.30pm, 12 June 2022.
Due to the continued situation relating to COVID-19 and reduced occupancy in our buildings we are starting to explore and trial new hybrid and remote working practices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.