Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £40,632 to £45,594 40632 - PO3 - PO4
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
3 years
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Neighbourhoods & Housing
Public Realm
Closing date

Three year fixed term contract / secondment opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Transport Planner to lead on managing and progressing a wide range of interesting  projects at the forefront of transport planning. You will be involved in resolving many of the newest issues in local government such as on-street electric vehicle charging, car clubs, cycle infrastructure and micro mobility. 

The Sustainable Transport and Engagement team deliver a range of projects and programmes. Our work includes building on the successful delivery of innovative schemes such as the City Fringe Low Emissions Neighbourhood, installation of one of London’s largest Electric vehicle charging programmes, and projects to support walking and cycling. The team prepares strategies and plans, and takes to implementation packages of measures to promote active travel, reshape the public realm and improve air quality. We are looking for a highly experienced and dedicated Senior Transport Planner to deliver key projects within our programme of works. 

The successful candidate will play an important part in the innovative and creative transport planning team by assessing a wide range of opportunities for change, whilst delivering the statutory and legal obligations in a politically sensitive and  customer-focused manner. Through ensuring that the evidence is clearly set out and analysed, you will provide all necessary guidance to inform important decisions. Similarly the management of collection, assembly and analysis of data will help confirm the validity of actions and guide the way forward. In this way you can truly help shape future developments in this important and unique London Borough. 

The successful candidate will, naturally, have good and effective communication and interpersonal skills. Strategic thinking and decision making will be important elements of this role as well as providing leadership on projects you are responsible for and career guidance and line management to at least one transport planner.

You should be able to write reports and consultation documents in a clear and concise style ready for use. Comfortable engaging with elected officials, even occasionally outside of normal hours. Able to liaise across disciplines and at all levels. 

With multi-million pound projects at early stages, the successful candidate will need to be well organised, with good relevant experience of project management. Well able to assimilate and help improve schedules, budgets and technical drawings.

Ideally you will have a qualification and membership of, or eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body in transport planning or similar fields.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

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.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2022

Interview date: W/c 07 February 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.

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