Senior / Principal Transport Planners

Barrack Street, Warwick, CV34 4TH
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12 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
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We are looking to appoint a Principal Transport Planner and a Senior Transport Planner to join our successful and innovative team where you will play a key role in shaping the future development of Warwickshire’s transport infrastructure which is vital to supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity. These roles offer an excellent opportunity to start or progress your career in transport planning.

The Transport Planning Unit identifies, develops and delivers transport schemes to meet the objectives of the County Council’s Local Transport Plan and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan. The County Council has an enviable record of securing funding and delivering major transport improvements across all modes of travel. In recent years the Group has led the delivery of a number of new rail stations as well as major new or improved road and cycle infrastructure. There is much more to come over the next few years, with the Group focused on delivering an ambitious pipeline of schemes.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

The successful applicants can expect a varied and challenging workload that is commensurate with the job grade. This will include taking ownership of the development and implementation of transport policies and strategies such as area based transport strategies and working on the Council’s response to emerging themes such as Electric Vehicles, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Very Light Rail. The successful applicants will also have the opportunity to project manage individual transport schemes from their inception through to delivery. One of the posts will include a focus on sustainable transport including contributing to the development and delivery of a new Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan and developing and leading initiatives that encourage modal shift to active or sustainable forms of transport, while the other role will have a broader remit across the full range of transport interventions.

We are looking to appoint one Principal Transport Planner at Scale L (Engineering Level 4) and one Senior Transport Planner at Scale J to K (Engineering Level 2 to 3).

These posts are advertised on a full time basis, but applications from candidates seeking flexible or part-time working arrangements will be considered.

Key Requirements

To be successful in these roles you will need to be motivated, creative, organised and willing to take responsibility for the success of your activities. You will need good analytical skills in order to develop detailed understanding of transport problems and to identify, explore and develop solutions. As you will be working with and alongside a wide range of internal and external colleagues, partners and clients, you will need to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and be used to providing technical information to varied audiences.

You should be educated to degree level (or equivalent). Previous experience in transport planning or related activity is desirable, but not essential as on-the-job training will be given. The successful applicants will be appointed at Engineering Level 2 to 3 or Level 4 on a salary appropriate to your current level of qualifications and experience.


For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: For further information about the role please contact Stephen Rumble on 01926 412740 or

Closing Date: 9 October 2017

Interview Date: 20 October 2017

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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Supporting documents
Job Description Scale J
Job Description Scale K
Job Description Scale L

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