Principal Transport Planner – Regeneration & Sustainability

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Principal Transport Planner - Regeneration & Sustainability
Woolwich, Greenwich
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ879781

Posted: 12th April 2023 08:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    £288.93 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Woolwich, Greenwich,


What's involved with this role:

Interim Principal Transport Planner - Regeneration & Sustainability

Reference no:  Greenwich RQ879781

Pay Rate: £288.93 per day PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 6 months

The purpose of the role is to undertake major projects and programmes within the Transport Planning & Strategy Group, developing and implementing aspects of the transportation strategy and related policies as required.

The successful candidate will be involved in commissioning and monitoring the work for other Council groups/ external consultants/contractors in furtherance of the Council’s integrated transportation policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce briefs and specifications for research work from sources within and outside the Council, co-ordinating diverse inputs to complex projects and acting as a single point of contact and arranging and chairing meetings.
  • Supervise consultants work and internal contributions, managing progress, assessing results and ensuring all such work is produced to a proper standard and to defined timescales. Defining the scope of work to be undertaken by consultants undertaking specific projects, leading on the procurement of consultants.
  • Briefing legal Counsel and senior managers for public inquiries and negotiations on major transport projects affecting the Borough.
  • Represent the Assistant Director Transportation, providing support to managers at Member’s briefing meetings and presentations to external organisations.
  • Where appropriate, assisting in the supervision of staff, recruitment and in the training and development of staff.
  • Acting as an expert witness at major public inquiries and representing the Council at public meetings.
  • Assist in drafting legal documents relating to major transport infrastructure projects, including undertakings and planning agreements.
  • Develop and carry out project briefs and feasibility studies in relation to
  • Transportation objectives. Work with agencies and service providers to achieve Council objectives of an integrated transportation provision responsive to the needs of residents, the local economy and strategic and environmental considerations.
  • Provide advice as required to Members, Committees and Chief Officers on transportation matters, inter alia on implementation programmes and the impact of regional, national, European trends, policies, constraints and requirements. Support and service Member level Transportation liaison bodies as required.
  • Represent the Group, Department and Council at Committee and at internal and external meetings, producing and presenting reports and providing advice as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement consultation programmes of residents and users of the Borough’s transportation infrastructure and provide a forum for the exchange of views between users and providers on the development of solutions to transportation issues.
  • Fully participate in the investigation of external sources of finance to support transportation objectives and the preparation and submission of bids for funding.
  • Monitor and manage significant project and programme budgets.


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


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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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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Principal Transport Planner - Regeneration & Sustainability
Client Category: Local Authority

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