Solent Transport - Principal Transport Planner - 37 hours

Hampshire County Council

Solent Transport - Principal Transport Planner
Ref: HCC610203
Salary range: £51,220 - £57,405 per annum (pay award pending)
Location: Elizabeth II Court, Winchester - Flexible Hybrid working with a mixture of home working/office

Closing date: 15 October 2023.
Interview date: 27 October 2023.

About the Role:
Are you experienced in managing a range of stakeholders?
Can you demonstrate attention to detail in the management and delivery of programmes and projects?
Are you able to devise and communicate solutions to complex issues in a way that can be easily understood by decision makers?
Do you want to be part of a team, committed to the transformation of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton through coherent and complementary strategic transport planning at a regional level?

Then we want to hear from you!

Solent Transport is looking for an experienced Principal Transport Planner to join an ambitious and forward-looking team, focused on developing transport improvements that will deliver our vision for the future of transport across the Solent region. This is an exciting time to join Solent Transport, as it delivers innovative schemes within the Solent Future Transport Zone and looks to finalise its sub-regional transport strategy and, working with partners, continues to develop ambitions for metro-style improvements to the rail network in Solent.  A high level of numeracy and good knowledge of transport modelling will be essential.
This role will be responsible for delivering and contributing on policy and strategy development; reporting to committees, panels and working groups; providing specialist advice to senior managers and politicians to assist with problem solving and providing recommendations for solutions. This role will work across a variety of subject matters including transport strategy, strategic modelling, and public transport ticketing. The successful candidate will provide thought leadership on technical elements and will act as both a project manager and client manager for the range of tasks that fall within Solent Transport’s remit.
The role sits within an innovative and supportive and professional Solent Transport team, reporting to the Solent Transport Manager.

About Us:
Solent Transport is an established and highly regarded local partnership with an enviable track record; including the delivery of the Solent Future Transport Zone, management of the Solent Go platform and curation of My Journey brand.
It comprises the four highway authorities of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight working with the Solent LEP, Department for Transport, Transport for South Hampshire, Highways England, Network Rail and local bus, rail and ferry operators.
It is at the forefront of the transport agenda for the Solent area, working on transport projects that are helping to deliver sustainable local economic growth, and its relationships with key stakeholders are at the heart of its success.
We offer a collaborative team environment, pension scheme and a strong commitment to continuous development through in-house training programmes and professional qualifications. Our people work from home and the office and we would ensure that you have the right blend to support your development.
We care about your health and well-being, offering employee perks, flexible working, a minimum of 25 days annual leave, staff networks, employee helplines and regular performance conversations. We are an inclusive and disability confident employer with a commitment to inclusion, diversity and equality. For more information please see our benefits package.
If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference to the future of transport across the Solent region, get in touch!

Additional Information:
Solent Transport - Principal Transport Planner Job Description and Person Specification

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
Conrad Haigh, Solent Transport Manager at [email protected]

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.
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  • Location: Elizabeth II Court, Winchester
  • Job Title: Solent Transport - Principal Transport Planner - 37 hours
  • Salary: Salary range: £51,220 - £57,405 per annum (pay award pending)
  • Closed: 15 Oct 2023

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