Senior Transport Planner [Blackburn with Darwin] #0008CCFC1

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

Expectation is for a minimum of 3 working days to be present in the office in Blackburn Town Centre

To take a major role in the development of the Council’s transport policy and strategy, with a particular focus on implementing and promoting sustainable transport initiatives and best practice. To be the lead officer for development of a range of sustainable transport related projects (including active travel, bus and rail) and their subsequent monitoring. To provide specialist advice and input into the preparation and monitoring of the Local Transport Plan. To work with a wide range of stakeholders and to support the Growth & Development team in achieving its overall growth ambitions. Main areas of responsibility:

  • To help prepare and collaborate on a variety of transport policy, plans and programmes of work including: the Local Plan (including Supplementary Planning Documents), the Local Transport Plan (including supporting strategies and plans) and development related Travel Plans.
  • To work with a wide range of stakeholders, external bodies, and members of the public, to promote and help develop transport improvements and sustainable transport initiatives across a range of modes (e.g. rail, bus, including Demand Responsive Travel).
  • To be the departmental lead contact for active travel in the Borough, including supporting the delivery and monitoring of new infrastructure improvements and behavioural change initiatives with partners. Assist in the management and delivery of the Council’s Capability Active Travel Fund and lead on the submission of future funding bids.
  • To formulate and commission the development of an appropriate and up to date transport evidence base to inform policy development, planning decisions and funding bids.
  • Provide relevant policy guidance, briefing and advice on all matters relating to transport policy, including decarbonisation and transport related social exclusion.
  • To prepare and submit bids for sustainable transport projects where relevant.
  • To support and advise planners and developers through the provision of supplementary planning guidance (e.g. the proposed Sustainable Transport and Movement SPD and any relevant successor documents) and green travel planning advice.
  • Manage and Maintain the BwDConnect website on behalf of the Council.
  • To play a key role as a member of the Growth and Development department, providing an effective and efficient service to other Council departments, external agencies, businesses and the community on sustainable transport matters.
  • Deputise for the Strategic Transport Lead and Strategic Planning and Transport Manager in meetings or briefings when required

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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