Sustainable Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

London Borough of Hackney

Sustainable Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)
Location: London
Job Number: HCAA01167
Work Pattern: Full Time
Salary: £35,223 - £40,503

4 Year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity

Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Streetscene team is responsible for the design and maintenance of all highway networks, foot-ways, bridges and lighting on all public roads, contributing to the well-being of our community and creating a sustainable public realm. Working within the Public Realm Division, the The Sustainable Transport and Engagement team deliver smarter travel and road safety programmes to influence behaviour change towards safer and more sustainable forms of travel.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sustainable Transport Planner to assist in managing and progressing an ambitious project at the forefront of transport planning.

You will help to deliver one of the country’s biggest expansions of electric vehicle (EV) charging points, which will see 3,000 chargers on the borough’s streets by 2030. Providing the right mix of infrastructure will help meet the Council’s ambitious plans to encourage a 90% take up of electric vehicles in Hackney by 2030 supporting our aims to become a net zero carbon borough by 2040.

Working in partnership with an appointed service delivery partner with expertise in this field you will support the planning and delivery of a forward looking EV charging network in Hackney that will accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles delivering improvements to the air quality in the borough that all residents will benefit from.You will work under direct supervision of a senior transport planner but there will be opportunities to take the lead in some project work.

A relevant degree or equivalent is a minimum requirement. Experience, or further qualifications, in Transport Planning or a relevant skill such as project management would be an advantage. You will receive industry training in Electric Vehicles and recharging technologies.

Using your skills in the collection, assembly and analysis of data, you will provide essential background material to inform important decisions.

The role will also support the delivery of statutory and legal obligations related to transportation in a politically sensitive and customer-focused manner.

The role affords the opportunity to use your initiative and creativity in designing and implementing a public consultation and engagement plan in coordination with the Council’s communications team.

You will need to demonstrate report writing skills, knowledge of transport policy, a capacity for interpreting transport strategies, and excellent verbal communication skills. Analysis skills should ensure at the very least familiarity with things such as the PIVOT and LOOKUP elements of Excel.

Knowledge of GIS will be a considerable benefit. You will also have shown confidence engaging with and managing the expectations of stakeholders including politicians.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 07 December 2022
Interview date: 16 December 2022

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: [email protected]

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  • Location: Hackney
  • Job Title: Sustainable Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)
  • Salary: £35,223 - £40,503
  • Closed: 7 Dec 2022

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