Senior Transport Planner - Full Time

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Senior Transport Planner

Reference: SOL000005841
Location: Solihull MBC, Council House, Manor Square, B91 3QB
Salary: £42,403 - £48,474 p.a. Incremental progression subject to performance
Full time - Permanent
Closing date: 7 January 2024

Join our Transport and Infrastructure Commissioning Team as a Senior Transport Planner and be part of our future success.

This role will be central to supporting the growth and economic recovery of the region through the UK Central Investment Plan which is responsible for delivering the Council’s Growth and Development Investment Programme in support of West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Government funded workstreams. These workstreams consist of a wide variety of development, infrastructure and transport projects of varying scale and complexity

As Senior Transport Planner, you will contribute to the development and delivery of regional, sub-regional and local transport and land use policies and strategies, helping Solihull to shape and deliver the local and regional growth agenda. Leading work with partners and key stakeholders, you will be influential in seeking and developing infrastructure opportunities that will support economic development and access to jobs.

Already possessing significant experience in shaping transport policy and strategy, and Business Case development, you will be able to lead and manage project teams to deliver. And with your judgement, analytical and interpersonal skills you will be able to engage and influence colleagues, partners and stakeholders to identify and deliver solutions and ensure that transport schemes are delivered.

Working for Solihull means that not only can we offer employees a great working environment, but also a range of flexible working options, including the opportunity for hybrid office/home working; this is further supplemented by an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Whilst this post is offered on a full time basis, applications for part time or job share working would be welcomed.

If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Walter Bailey, Group Manager – Transport & Infrastructure Commissioning on 07817 546368.

Closing date for completed applications (CV and supporting statement) is 7th January 2024. Candidates will be asked to undertake psychometric tests as part of the selection process. Successful applicants will then be invited to interview week commencing 22nd January 2024.

We’re small enough to care, but big enough to make a difference.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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  • Location: Solihull
  • Job Title: Senior Transport Planner - Full Time
  • Salary: £42,403 - £48,474 p.a.
  • Closed: 7 Jan 2024

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