Transport Policy Planner

Posted 28 May 2024
Salary £40 - 45 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameHarriet Simmonds

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Transport Policy Planner to come and join a busy team in the Manchester area.

The main duties and responsibilities of the experienced Senior Transport Policy Planner are:

  • To help prepare and collaborate on a variety of transport policy, plans and programmes of work including: the Local Plan (including Supplementary Planning Documents), the Local Transport Plan (including supporting strategies and plans) and development related Travel Plans.
  • To formulate and commission the development of an appropriate and up to date transport evidence base to inform policy development, planning decisions and funding bids.
  • Provide relevant policy guidance, briefing and advice on all matters relating to transport policy, including decarbonisation and transport related social exclusion.
  • To prepare and submit bids for sustainable transport projects where relevant.

The experienced Senior Transport Policy Planner will have skills and experience in:


  • Degree or other qualification in a relevant subject and/or are a member of a relevant professional institute (e.g. ICE, CIHT, IHE, RTPI)
  • A proven track record of some transport policy/project development and analysis, or some relevant experience in a related field (such as civil engineering or town planning);
  • Specialist and expert knowledge of one or more current issues around transport policy and practice
  • Experience of submitting and winning funding bids for transport projects


The role is hybrid working. You will be expected to be office based 1-2 days per week.

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Harriet Simmonds at Carrington West on 02393 876051.


If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 40+ years' experience in this market. Please call Harriet at Carrington West on 02393 876051 for more information.

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