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Transport Planning Officer

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £35k - 45k per year

  • Contact:

    Tony Hutt

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 030

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  • Published:

    4 days ago

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Transport Planning Officer
Responsible to:,
Head of Transport Infrastructure and Policy Planning  & Development Planning Manager.
35 hours per week
Key contacts:
·Development Management - Team Leader / Head of Transport Infrastructure and Policy Planning
·Key partners including officers and elected officials from London Borough delivery partners across sectors, Government bodies
·Staff at all levels of the organisation
·Members of the Board as required
·Residents, customers and supply chain partners
Overall Purpose of Job:
To support the company vision and to contributing to the delivery of an efficient and effective Planning and Transport development service, including engagement with developers and other key bodies in the delivery of quality developments and a robust planning policy framework.  The post holder is responsible supporting  the Borough Transport Planning Programme including LIPS & LEN & Healthy Streets as well as contributing to  the Borough's transport strategy outlined in the new Local Plan.
Key duties will include responding to highway developments and planning applications covering s106 and s278 agreements.
Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
Key tasks and accountabilities are intended to be a guide to the range and level of work expected of the post holder.  This is not an exhaustive list of all tasks that may fall to the post holder and employees will be expected to carry out such other reasonable duties which may be required from time to time by the Head of Policy, Transport and Infrastructure Planning.
·To contribute towards the implementation of a working culture that is result-orientated, customer-focused and an ethos of 'right first time' service delivery.
·To undertake all duties with minimal supervision.
·To be responsible for continuous personal development by requesting and attending training when necessary.
·To demonstrate a strong commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities.
·To take a lead in providing high quality planning services to external and internal customers and stakeholders, meeting evolving delivery priorities, issues and challenges to agreed standards defined in the service offer.
·Undertake a full range of operational business tasks a portfolio of projects which may be within some or all of the planning functions.
·Identify, bid and secure additional funding to support the Boroughs Manifesto Pledges, Mayors Transport Strategy and Be First Regeneration ambitions.
·Manage Service Level Agreements with key partners - Living Streets,  Sustrans and TFL.
·Lead on all Healthy Active Travel and Transport Related Issues, opportunities and strategies at local to pan London levels.
·Detail knowledge of MTS, associated best practice, policy, guidance (inc design) and legislation.
Essential experience
·A recognised degree in Transport Planning with post qualification experience to qualify for membership or  ability to gain entry to course leading to a professional qualification.
·A knowledge of how to supervise a Development Management or Spatial Planning team and to devise innovative solutions for service delivery.
·The ability to undertake complex Development Management projects or Spatial Planning work and in a high-pressure environment.
·Demonstratable successful innovation, initiative and consistent achievement in a planning environment
·The ability to manage, lead and motivate staff and foster their professional development
·IT literate with experience of using Word, PowerPoint and other software packages to record and manage data.
·Able to listen and respond sensitively to the needs of the community and to deliver the service around the needs of customers.
·To build effective and productive working relationships with colleagues and elected members.
·A proven record or experience of communicating in person, by telephone and in writing in a calm, courteous and confident professional manner.
·Demonstrable understanding of the equality and diversity agenda, and experience of embedding a fair and ethical approach within a team and wider organisation
Essential skills
·Able to work successfully in teams
·Creative and innovative in solving complex problems
·Able to think and work proactively, "self-start" and work autonomously with the minimum of direct supervision
·Scrupulous attention to detail, particularly with regard to technical aspects of operational processes and practices, accuracy of records and reports, efficiency and accuracy around schedule and diary management
·At ease in the presence of company directors, senior client representatives and able to command a sense of personal professional gravitas without being overbearing
·Have a corporate approach to managing her/his areas of responsibility, seeing the bigger picture, supporting fellow executives and board members in meeting their objectives
·Able to work under pressure, organise and prioritise own work and that of others, ensuring agreed programmes and project requirements are met and customer demands accommodated
·Strong influencing and persuasion skills
·Strong analytical skills
·Strong reporting writing and communications skills, abilities to flex communication style and approach to meet the needs of a diverse range of stakeholder groups
·Ability to prioritise under pressure