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Senior Transport Planner

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 189
  • Published: Thu 05/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 04/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your new role

As a Senior Transport Planner in The Transport Planning Team you will be responsible for the provision of expert advice on transport and air quality issues particularly around electric vehicle charging infrastructure. You will be involved in the development policy and strategy and delivering transport-based solutions to addressing air pollution in the city. You will engage and consult with members, community groups and residents on air quality and transport planning issues addressing varied and complex queries/issues raised.

What you'll need to succeed

You will have a relevant degree level education OR demonstrable equivalent professional experience.  You will also have experience of project management in transport/ highways as well as the ability to plan and monitor progress of policy interventions.

You will have the ability to represent the service with direction at highly challenging internal/ external meetings, with integrity and confidence.  You will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate messages which may be complicated or sensitive clearly, concisely and at a level appropriate to the audience, who may not be specialists in air quality or transport planning.  You will also have excellent writing skills including the ability to write clear, basic and appropriate information for reports, articles and briefing papers including technical and Cabinet reports where necessary.

If you are able to work independently and proactively, along with the ability to prioritise competing priorities,  If you are able to build credible working relationships, build rapport and negotiate with and influence others then we would love to hear from you.

What you'll get in return working for Portsmouth City Council   We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society. 

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potential with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Up to 31 days annual leave per year bank holidays
  • Flexible / hybrid working
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
  • Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Potential to purchase additional annual leave
  • Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans
  What next   To make sure your application is above the rest, please download the Job Profile here to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.   When completing your application you may wish to add a cover letter covering the ‘Who is the Person’ points on the job profile giving examples of your experience and any transferrable skills.   We look forward to speaking with you soon.   Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact recruit@portsmouthcc.gov.uk   Please ensure you check your spam/junk e-mail folders as sometimes e-mails may go there.
  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 189
  • Published: Thu 05/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 04/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

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