Graduate Transport Planner
Salary: £27,357 - £34,341 per annum (Career Graded)
Permanent, Full -Time, 36 hours per week.
DBS Check required - Enhanced DBS check is required for the role.
Job Reference: R0006059
About us at Hounslow
Exciting things are happening here in Hounslow. We’re embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise how we work and reduce our carbon footprint. Our diverse team is finding all sorts of ways to make our borough an even better place to be for our residents and visitors alike. And by helping to make this a prosperous, healthy, accessible and safe environment for all, our Transport Planning & Road Safety team is right at the heart of it.
We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.
We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential. We are stepping up for our residents like never before.
About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock. All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”. It's about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.
We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.
As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.
If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits. Read more about these here: https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20037/working_for_the_council
About The Role
The role is an excellent training ground for a graduate looking to gain hands-on experience in the field of transport and the environment. To assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of transport projects as delegated to the postholder by the Road Safety Manager and Principal Transport Planner. Working as part of multidisciplinary project teams, you’ll collaborate with colleagues across the directorate to ensure our services are fully integrated and always put our communities first. Your role will also involve coming up with innovative ways to tackle a range of local issues.
As well as giving you huge scope to learn and develop a host of skills, the roles will enable you to make a tangible difference to our diverse communities by making our transport network healthy, clean, green, safe and accessible. You’ll also be part of a supportive team with clear values centred around curiosity, making things happen, seeing the bigger picture, collaborating, and achieving positive outcomes.
About The Team You’ll Be Working In
Exciting things are happening here in Hounslow. We’re embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise how we work and reduce our carbon footprint. Our diverse team is finding all sorts of ways to make our borough an even better place to be for our residents and visitors alike. And by helping to make this a prosperous, healthy, accessible, and safe environment for all, our Transport Planning & Road Safety team is right at the heart of it.
In the Road Safety team you will help to deliver our road safety education and cycle training programmes. In the Strategic Transport team you will help to develop and deliver our active travel programme and transport strategy. The role will help deliver our school travel planning programme and both are central to helping us promote active travel and plan for the future.
If you’re an ambitious and environmentally minded graduate, this role is a great opportunity to help deliver our transport strategy and road safety programme. The post is based in the Road Safety team with some project work in the Strategic Transport team.
• Ability to manage projects successfully with a good working understanding of practical risk, financial and performance management techniques.
• Good written and verbal communications skills; an ability to summarise complex proposals into non-technical language and draft clear, concise, and accurate reports and an ability to present information and projects for consideration clearly, concisely and persuasively.
• Ability to research and process technical and/or legislative guidance and use findings to inform recommendations or options for a given project or scheme, so that projects meet any relevant standards or requirements.
• Good ICT skills, preferably experience of using Microsoft Applications, such as Outlook, Excel and Word, and CAD. GIS skills are desirable.
• Professional Qualifications:
• Graduate level Transport Planning or Geography qualification/ or other sector specific qualification.
Don’t meet every single requirement? We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. At Hounslow, we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we’re looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for the job or be perfect for one of our other roles!
The key information you need about the role should be in the Role Profile, but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:
Email: [email protected]
Interviews for this job will be held during week commencing 2nd October 2023.