Transport Development Officer, Perth

Job Description Transport Development Officer, Perth PKC11150 £38,310 - £42,083 Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to join the Transportation & Development Team...

Job Description

Transport Development Officer, Perth PKC11150
£38,310 - £42,083
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to join the Transportation & Development Team in the Planning & Development service at Perth & Kinross Council.
Perth and Kinross is at the heart of Scotland and, as well as being a beautiful area with easy connections to all points north, west, east and south, holds ambitious plans for sustainable economic growth. This ambition seeks to harness the innovation and creativity of the area – capitalising on our natural assets, great connections and the talent and potential of our communities. Indeed, the Council itself is making major investments in areas including our education facilities, whilst the cultural scene is also recovering from the pandemic period. In addition, the Tay Cities Deal will also be a catalyst for further growth. Beyond this, we are also working hard to mitigate climate change, improve environments and ensure all can lead healthy and active lives in a low-carbon energy efficient environment. As well as being a great place to live and work, Perth & Kinross Council provides opportunities for training and development and a chance to be involved in projects that will define your career whilst shaping the future of our city, towns, smaller settlements and countryside. You’ll benefit from hybrid working arrangements, excellent annual leave entitlements, annual leave purchase scheme, pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, car lease scheme and many other employee perks including cycle to work scheme, corporate leisure membership and staff wellbeing support.
The successful candidate will join the Transportation & Development Team to play a key role in our journey to sustainable, inclusive mobility. The role will see you working alongside colleagues and external partners to deliver our programme of sustainable transport projects and support sustainable development across the council area. Your main responsibilities will include:
-Development and delivery of sustainable transport projects associated with emerging Mobility Strategy, Climate Change Action Plan and regional and national transport policies
-Develop proposals to secure funds from external sources such as Transport Scotland's Active Travel Infrastructure Fund, and oversee the administration of ongoing funding agreements for active travel and sustainable transport infrastructure.
-Assessment of planning applications for transport implications and compliance with local, regional and transport strategy
-Providing technical input and oversight of the Road Construction Consent Process
-Attendance at Committee as and when required

 

Requirements

Essential: • Educated to Degree Level (or equivalent experience) in Civil Engineering/Transportation • Knowledge and understanding of road construction standards and design guidance • Knowledge and understanding of successful project delivery • Knowledge and experience of the Roads Scotland Act in private or public sector • Excellent IT skills and experience of MS Office, or similar • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills • Ability to work on your own initiative, using good judgement • Ability to prioritise workloads • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure
• Experience of successfully working as a member of a team and have strong customer focus • A full UK driving licence
Desirable: • Professional membership of relevant professional institute • Experience in sustainable transport and/or placemaking policy and project work • Experience of dealing with consultants and senior management • Experience of engaging with the public at public meetings and consultation events • Broader experience of transport sector • Experience of liaising and of working collaboratively within and across sectors

The Individual

For further information about this position, please contact Niall Moran, Transportation & Development Team Leader (nmoran@pkc.gov.uk) or to arrange a Microsoft Teams call.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

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