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Transport Planner OCC53471

Job details


Salary range: £27,741 - £30,451 

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 24th January 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th January 2021



Why Oxfordshire? 

Oxfordshire has a wonderful balance between beautiful Cotswold countryside and quaint villages and towns against the urban dynamic of the world-renowned university City of Oxford and surrounding market towns. It is a thriving county with one of the fastest growing economies in the country with a rapidly growing science sector in and around the county and is the base for many national and internationally recognised companies and organisations. Oxford has good transport links to London and the rest of the country. 


Oxfordshire is investing to deliver infrastructure and support the provision of up to 100,000 new homes, to re-shape infrastructure and provide diverse and smart transport solutions for all. 




About us


The Infrastructure Planning Team is part of the Major Infrastructure Delivery Service within Growth and Economy Directorate and supports the delivery of a half a £billion plus capital infrastructure programme over the coming years.


The programme is expected to run until 2031 and involves joint initiatives between the private and the public sector, providing an unparalleled opportunity to include yourself in a county-wide challenge.  


Due to innovative joint initiatives between the private and the public sector, OCC is playing its part in Economic Growth and Recovery plans, delivering on commitments to housing and jobs for future generations. Now we are delivering the major infrastructure that was planned alongside this growth, creating unparalleled opportunities for great infrastructure and transport planners to join us.


Please click https://oxfordshiregrowth.co.uk to find out more about truly exciting times for Oxfordshire 



About the role


You will support or contribute to the development of highway and transport projects as part of the County Council plans to deliver safer more reliable/sustainable journeys and support housing growth. You will work on a range of projects both in scale and type including sustainable transport scheme, highways and public realm schemes which all contribute to supporting housing growth. You will be working as a part of project team and supported by other transport planners in the Infrastructure Planning team. You will be overseeing and working alongside consultants in developing business cases and planning applications, to preserve and enhance travel choices in the County.  


You will have an opportunity to work with a number of local and national stakeholders in developing the major schemes. Advocates of life long-learning we want to help you with your career plans, giving you the opportunity to build your experience and work towards recognised Transport planning qualifications.


If you are looking to support transport and highway delivery at a huge scale, then these roles at Oxfordshire County Council may be precisely what you're seeking.



About you


There are few places in the UK where investment in infrastructure has been similar to the scale planned in Oxfordshire so we appreciate that our ideal candidates may come from a range of backgrounds.


You may have an interest in transport and delivery of new infrastructure to support new and existing communities and want to increase your experience and working knowledge of transport planning and delivering infrastructure.


You should be able to demonstrate good working knowledge of design standards and guidelines relevant to transport planning; understand the importance of balancing physical, environmental and economic constraints; And, be able to contribute towards, review, check and/or analyse junction assessments and transport modelling to deliver best value infrastructure investment.


Delivering investment plans will require you to check the use of relevant data, help us identify issues and options, actively take responsibility for and contribute to transport and other planning solutions. You will be required to represent the Council and engage with stakeholders, political and community partners. You will need to be flexible enough to travel across the County to visits sites and engage and communicate effectively with a range of people and different formats.



Rewards and benefits


Rewards package:

  • 24 - 32 days' annual leave
  • Excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of salary
  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000 for eligible new starters
  • Flexible working arrangements



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria.


To arrange an informal discussion about the role please email tanya.ring@oxfordshire.gov.uk



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page. 




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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