Transport Officer – Transport & Environment

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Transport Officer – Transport & Environment
BRISTOL
Contract / Temporary

WECA 5218277

Posted: 18th October 2022 09:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.75 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • BRISTOL,

    BS1 6ER

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Transport Officer – Transport & Environment

Reference no: WECA 5218277

Pay rate:  £16.75 per hour PAYE

Hybrid role

To assist in the development and implementation of the Council’s Transport Vision and Joint Local Transport Plan, Integrated Transport Authority functions and its role as Transport Authority for the region, and to provide professional advice on transport and related environment issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head of Transport in preparing and implementing the Joint Local Transport Plan and associated transport related strategies for the West of England region.
  • Assist the Head of Transport in managing, delivering and monitoring the Council’s functions as Transport Authority for the Region and the Integrated Transport Authority functions including concessionary fares, bus information, community transport and supported bus services.
  • Co-ordinate the transport input into the development of the spatial planning approach for the region and other supporting region-wide plans, strategies, and documents such as Supplementary Planning Documents, Development Briefs and Design Guidance.
  • Support the Head of Transport in the development and implementation of highway, rail, bus, cycling and walking projects associated with the region’s transport strategy.
  • Work with the constituent councils and wider stakeholders in the development of strategies for specific areas or transport modes affecting the West of England region, such as the appraisal of bus operating frameworks, assessment of Clean Air Zones and operation of a Key Route Network.
  • Utilise professional and management skills to ensure that the Council’s own transport policies move towards greater sustainability and support climate challenges.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for Committees and other public meetings.
  • Ensure that there is participation by stakeholders, community interest groups and others in the development, review and implementation of the Council’s strategies, policies and schemes.
  • Procure and manage technical input and expertise in the commissioning of consultancy work for transport policies and projects.
  • Assist in any other areas of comparable work as may be required by the Head of Transport because of workloads and priorities.

 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Qualifications:

  • Degree level or equivalent in engineering, transport or environmental sciences (e.g. Transport Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science).

 

Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of contributing to key transport strategy documents such as Local Transport Plans and Bus Strategies.
  • Experience of, and a proven track record in working on active travel policies and schemes and a good knowledge of walking and cycling schemes would be advantageous.
  • Extensive understanding of transport and highways legislation, regulations, national policies and professional best practice.
  • Experience of working with urban, rural, sustainable and public transport issues.
  • Experience of working with budgets and funding in support of transport schemes.
  • Experience in research, analysis and monitoring of transport issues.

 

Knowledge:

  • Understanding of transport, highway and environmental issues affecting the operation of a regional transport network.
  • Understanding of key local government politics, political structures and culture related to the role.

 

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with elected Members and colleagues at all levels across the Council, constituent councils, stakeholders and members of the public.
  • Ability to give advice and, when necessary, negotiate assertively but with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills for organising meetings, events and workshops, taking notes, allocating and chasing up actions.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team.
  • Able to research, collate and analyse complex issues and develop innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Able to prioritise workload, to work under pressure and meet deadlines, acting on own initiative when necessary.
  • Excellent written, communication and presentational skills.
  • Excellent IT skills including managing and analysing data and use of mapping software such as use of MS Excel, GIS or MS project.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills for organising meetings, events and workshops, taking notes, allocating and chasing up actions.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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Transport Officer – Transport & Environment
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