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Senior Transport Planner OCC10232

Job Details


Salary Range: £37,848 - £44,632 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 13 May 2019



About Us


By 2031, Oxfordshire will have benefitted from a multi-million pound investment. And you could be key to seeing this vision realised. Having initially started out as a commitment to spend £millions on transport, housing, connectivity and infrastructure, that pot has grown monumentally thanks to creative developments in association with the private sector and central government.


You will work in a team that will enable delivery of this growth working with partners and developers alike. Current plans estimate that these projects will be completed in 2031, so we are seeking visionary individuals who will play a key role in enabling and shaping growth over the coming years. There are plenty of fascinating challenges to get stuck into such as aiding delivery of over £300million worth of new transport schemes, supporting South Oxfordshire’s Local Plan and developing Transport Strategies for the South and Vale areas of Oxfordshire. So if you have plenty of creativity, exceptional organisation skills, able to balance competing demands and solid sector knowledge, you’ll be right at home in our progressive department. 

The Role

Ensuring Oxfordshire is on the fast-track to success, you will provide specialist technical support  to some of the most imaginative transport and town planning challenges imaginable. With projects worth £millions, your strategic and local planning support will prove invaluable across a huge array of career-defining tasks.  From securing funding for new infrastructure and working with transport strategy colleges, to representing Oxfordshire County Council in various Planning forums, no two days will ever be the same.


Quite simply, you will be supporting the enhancement of this incredible county. And in order to do that, you will need to think smarter, working in partnership with stakeholders and contractors to maintain transparent channels of communication. Your capacity to share knowledge will be essential, as will your determination to steer the effective development and growth of Oxfordshire’s neighbourhoods and infrastructure.



Our planning and strategy team are at the forefront of innovative strategic development across the region. Promoting an integrated approach to working with locality-based colleagues, you will thrive in our team if you:


  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the capacity to cement your conversations with comprehensive reports.
  • Are able to deal with all types of people, negotiating great outcomes and managing confrontational situations.
  • Have excellent transport infrastructure planning and place-shaping skills.
  • Can get to grips with legal documents and planning legislation. You will also be comfortable interpreting and producing maps, plans, drawings and schedules.
  • Have great IT skills (including Word and Excel).
  • The above requirements relate to a Grade 12 role. If you would like to apply for Grade 13, you will also be degree-educated, be a member of an appropriate professional body or have substantial experience working within the specified area of expertise.


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Contact details for an informal discussion


Cathy Champion, Infrastructure Locality Lead South & Vale on 07920084256 or Jason Sherwood, Growth Manager on 07795 684708

CVs are welcome - please attach to your application!


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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