Transport Planning Officer

Plymouth City Council

PLA/1069 – Transport Planning Officer
Ballard House


37 hours per week

Grade H-I ( Grade H £32,878 - £36,876) – (Grade I £37, 849 - £42,683) per annum


Following adoption of our Joint Local Plan and fresh from our success in winning the RTPI Jubilee Cup for an unprecedented second time, these are exciting times within the City of Plymouth with the Council having embarked on an ambitious journey for the delivery of a considerable amount of new growth and infrastructure.


The Council’s Transport Planning Team is part of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Department and plays a critical role in the delivery of the major housing and employment development outlined within our joint adopted plan along with supporting transport infrastructure.

As a result of the level of inward investment from the private sector we are looking for an experienced Transport Planning Officer to join our small yet dynamic team. Your primary responsibility will include assessing and providing advice on major pre-application’s and planning application consultations for a variety of new development proposals within the City.

The role will also include taking responsibility for the drafting, co-ordination and delivery of Highway Legal Agreements in order to secure new highway infrastructure through Sections 278 and 38 of the Highways Act 1980. You will assess the impact of development on the operation of the highway and transport network throughout the City ensuring that such development can be delivered in a sustainable manner and where appropriate, suitable mitigation can be secured.

You will need to have a degree or equivalent in a transport-related discipline or be able to provide demonstrable experience of working within a Transport Planning environment either within the public or private sector. You should also be working towards professional accreditation with an appropriate professional institute.

A full and detailed knowledge of transport and planning legislation is essential as well as highly developed interpersonal and communication skills for negotiating with applicants/agents and maintaining close working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders as well as elected members. An ability to solve problems and think outside of the box is crucial in terms of aiding the delivery of more complex sites we have coming forward.

Personal development and progression play a big part in the ethos of both the Transport Planning Team and Plymouth County Council as a whole. You will therefore be part of a larger organisation that will actively encourage and support your continued development, whilst you will also be expected to help manage and provide support to junior staff members in a mentoring capacity.

If you think you have the necessary skills and knowledge to become a part of our team then in return we will give you variety and profile in one of the most exciting waterfront Cities in the UK, during what is an exciting and challenging time for local government along with a competitive salary package and the opportunity to work in Britain’s Ocean City at our fantastic waterfront offices in Millbay.

This is a full time position (37 hours per week) with flexible working arrangements. Please note that this position is suitable for job share.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity informally, please call Scott Smy (Transport Planning Coordinator) on 01752 307813.

Closing Date: Sunday 5 April

To apply for this role please visit and follow the links to the online recruitment system.


  • Location: Plymouth
  • Job Title: Transport Planning Officer
  • Salary: Grade H-I ( Grade H £32,878 - £36,876) – (Grade I £37, 849 - £42,683) per annum
  • Closes: 5 Apr 2020 ** Last chance to apply **
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