Dartford Borough Council

PRINCIPAL TRANSPORT PLANNER

Location
Dartford, Kent
Salary
Starting (K) at £44,877 p.a. increasing to £47,817 p.a. following 12 months satisfactory performance
Posted
10 Apr 2019
Closes
06 May 2019
Function
Officer, Planner
Discipline
Planning, Transport
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

If you thrive on action, you will love Dartford.  Working for an ambitious authority that is well and truly on the map, no two days will be the same.  Located on the edge of London and at the heart of the Thames Gateway growth area, significant transport improvements are required to support the high levels of growth taking place.

Much progress has already been made with implementation of the Fastrack rapid bus system, delivery of HS1 to Ebbsfleet and committed investment in A2 improvements, a Lower Thames Crossing to provide relief for the Dartford Crossing and transport improvements in Dartford Town Centre.  A business case is in preparation for the extension of Crossrail from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet. But there are still many challenges beyond this to ensure the local and strategic transport network is fit for purpose and responsive to the rapid growth taking place.

Leading on the Council’s strategy and policy for transport and parking matters, you will need to have strong influencing and interpersonal skills.  Working with a wide range of partners, you will ensure that innovative and effective schemes are developed and transport investment is directed to the Borough, so that our local communities can share in the benefits of development. You will also ensure that parking is planned and managed in an effective way.

You will need to have an understanding of the interrelationship between development and transport infrastructure and experience of transport planning.  An understanding of traffic modelling and some transport engineering experience would be a bonus. Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills are essential. Added to this, you will be a self-starter with the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload.  If you enjoy a challenge and like to make a positive difference in your work, we would love to hear from you.

Benefits: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working including possibility of some remote working, free on-site parking, employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement. The Council’s offices are in a highly accessible location, next to Dartford station with frequent services from Central London (Oyster Card coverage) and North Kent.  Road connections via the M25 and A2 are also excellent.

Closing date: 10 am, Monday 6 May 2019

Interviews to take place end of May – date to be advised

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