Principal Transport Planner x2 (re-opened)

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Principal Transport Planner x2 (re-opened)
Interim Position

Oxfordshire 5209535

Posted: 21st September 2022 15:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    £40.16 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • Oxford,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Interim Principal Transport Planner x2 (re-opened)

Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5209535

Pay Rate: £40.16 per hour PAYE

To provide transport planning professional and technical management and leadership in relation to supporting strategic sites, Local Plan reviews, developing transport strategy and schemes, commissioning studies, preparing business cases and securing funding for infrastructure, frontline Member, stakeholder and public engagement, report writing, service improvements, managing project budgets and the work of staff and consultants.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the Infrastructure Locality Lead in the management of the team.
  • Represent the Infrastructure Locality Lead and Growth Manager at project and other working group meetings and at partnership meetings to ensure the opinions of the team and the County Council are represented.
  • Lead the development, commissioning and implementation of transport planning projects and studies, including those conducted by external consultants, taking responsibility for their day-to-day management within complex programmes.
  • Prepare business cases for transport interventions and secure funding for infrastructure, requiring an understanding of economic appraisal and transport modelling.
  • Provide input into the preparation of strategic transport plans and local development frameworks, including master planning and assessment of strategic development sites.
  • Provide high-quality and timely responses on the transport implications of development proposals (including development and negotiation of mitigation), local plans and other policies and strategies through all stages of city/district and county council consultations.
  • Provide professional input to the delivery of key work areas and prepare well-informed and timely briefings/reports/presentations for Elected Members and Senior Management, as well as prepare and present reports to Council Committees and other bodies as required.
  • Establish good working relationships with key partners.
  • Maintain awareness of changes to policy, legislation and of Government initiatives and keep team members and colleagues informed of such changes.
  • Project manage schemes and budgets.



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


  • Substantial experience in the specialist area (transport planning), including experience in a high-profile planning environment.
  • Experience of developing and implementing complex transport policies and strategies, and experience of working with councillors and stakeholders.
  • Excellent levels of written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Managerial experience.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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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Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5209535
Principal Transport Planner x2 (re-opened)
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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