Principal Planning Officer – Strategic Transportation

Bridgend County Borough Council

Bridgend County Borough Council

Principal Planning Officer – Strategic Transportation
37 hours per week

We are looking for a candidate with a qualification in a planning and/or transportation related discipline and/or significant experience as part of a small but efficient and highly skilled professional team within the Planning & Development Services Group.  This is wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary role for which the successful candidate will be involved in development and analysis of transport policy and leading the active travel programme.

You must have a good all-round knowledge of UK transport policy particularly in the Wales context and also the workings of local government in Wales. The candidate will have experience in the preparation of transport grant bids, project briefs and have project management capabilities to progress active travel and strategic transport schemes from conception to completion. 

Within this role you will liaise with the Welsh Government, Transport for Wales, other local authorities.

On top of this there is opportunity to provide technical input to regional strategy as part of the forthcoming Regional Transport Plan and Strategic Development Plan.

The Replacement Bridgend Local Development Plan, due to be adopted in early 2024, will bring forward a number of large-scale, strategic housing development sites and your input will be crucial to developing the appropriate active travel and highway infrastructure to support these schemes as part of the master planning strategy.  As such there will be further opportunity to work within dedicated project development teams and within the town & country planning environment.

You will mentor and support junior staff and be proactive in keeping up-to-date with current practices. You will undertake site visits, attend client meetings, public meetings and meetings with local Councillors, and conduct occasional traffic surveys where required. You will be working with both the public and private sectors and would be required to liaise with other professionals including highways design engineers, town planners and local authority officers and civil engineering contractors.

The successful candidate will be based at the Civic Offices, Bridgend although the authority also offers hybrid working with a flexible amount of agile working.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:
Richard Matthams, Strategic Planning and Transportation Manager on [email protected] 
or Kwaku Opoku-Addo, Strategic Transportation Team Leader on [email protected] 

The ability to greet customers through the medium of Welsh is a requirement for this post. Protecting children, young people or adults at risk is a core responsibility of all council employees.

A valid driving licence is requirement for this post.
Closing Date: 20th September 2023
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  • Location: Bridgend, Wales
  • Job Title: Principal Planning Officer – Strategic Transportation
  • Salary: £39,493 - £41,496 per annum
  • Closed: 20 Sep 2023

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