About The Job
Salary: £32,910 - £35,749 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: Northleigh, County Hall, Chichester
Interview Date: week commencing 13 December 2021
As the Project Officer, you will be at the forefront of the County Council's transport planning and economic thinking. Expected to travel across the County, you will take a lead role in developing, reviewing and delivering the West Sussex Integrated Parking Strategy and helping the delivery of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) programme.
CPZs are a vital component of the County Council's approach to on-street parking management and are a key demand management tool, in that they can control and manage parking over a wide area. CPZs are designed to prevent or manage all day on-street parking by non-residents, make it easier for residents, shoppers and visitors to park, enhance road safety and reduce congestion and pollution.
There may be an occasional requirement to walk various sites / routes, often carrying associated equipment, and including during inclement weather. You'll need to be able to travel independently to various locations around the county, including to remote areas that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Some weekend and evening work will be required. There is a regular and intrinsic requirement to communicate in English with members of the public.
Experience and Skills
- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills to produce clear, comprehensive and appropriate recommendations, briefing papers, proposals, plans and statistical reports.
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence the actions of others and communicate information which may be complex and contentious, including the ability to negotiate solutions across wide areas of the business and successfully convince others of the need to take a specific course of action.
- Ability to research, analyse and interpret specialist information, consider the risks, issues and legal implications, plan over the long term and make robust judgements within budgets, based on the needs of the customer.
- Efficient problem-solving skills to ensure customer demand is met to a high standard.
- Able to demonstrate higher level thinking skills, analysing issues, making connections between disparate issues, establishing creative and pragmatic solutions, and communicating these effectively in writing or face-to-face.
- Able to organise and prioritise work, coordinating a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way and meeting agreed deadlines which minimise disruption to the business.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant subject e.g. engineering, geography, environmental management, town planning, or an equivalent qualification or experience demonstrating the same level of applied knowledge in researching, analysing and evaluation arguments and information.
- Advanced theoretical, legislative, procedural knowledge of traffic management, parking /transport planning and of health and safety.
- Knowledge of local government and its responsibilities for planning, transport and parking.
- Significant experience of project management i.e., successfully delivering projects in a Highways and Transport environment within budget and timescales.
- Experience in environment related management, or an equivalent area, including experience of carrying out more complex work in one of the following areas: project management, providing high level complex advice, development a day-to-day service (e.g. planning work programmes or undertaking or policy/practice reviews).
- Experience of managing, engaging, relationship building, working with consultants and other stakeholders i.e., District & Boroughs.
- Experience of successfully negotiating in confrontational situations.
- Sound and accurate IT knowledge, such as Office Project, Word, Excel (or equivalent packages) to carry out project planning, research, analyse documents and present data.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
Including 26 days annual leave, you will also have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is EIE00865.
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Jeanette Napper (Lead Professional Parking Strategy) at .
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