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Transport Planner

Transport Planner
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Salary: £30,191 - £34,983 per annum + exclusive benefits
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

Previous applicants need not apply

Who we are
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) plans, develops and manages an integrated transport system for the West Midlands that is reliable, affordable and accessible for all.

It is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority.

A standard-setter in the industry, our achievements are regularly recognised nationally, most importantly as the winner of ‘City Region Authority of the Year' in 2016, 2017 and 2019 at the National Transport Awards.

Whether it's developing and delivering new infrastructure, collaborating on future mobility projects, operating the West Midlands Metro or helping customers to keep moving, we need creative and innovative talent to join our already excellent team and help us make a real difference to residents, businesses and visitors travelling in and around the West Midlands.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

About the team
The transport planning team is a small, focused, unit of transport experts, accountable for forecasting, prioritisation, and appraisal of transport and mobility projects.

We work closely with colleagues across the Policy, Strategy, and Innovation Directorate, and employ a wide range of tools, models, and technical approaches in this activity.

The team is also central to the downstream monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of transport and future mobility projects and is responsible for adding results to the evidence base for new project development.

Who we need
Are you a dynamic individual looking for your next challenge in a high-performing team?

We are looking for a highly-motivated individual who wants the challenge, but also rewards, of work in a high-performing team researching, developing, and appraising local transport and future mobility projects.

You will have a good understanding of the principles of Transport Planning with a degree or equivalent experience in this or a related field, and a knowledge of government Transport Analysis Guidance (TAG).

You will have some strategic transport modelling experience (VISUM desirable), either gained within the public sector or on public sector-based projects.

You are a numerate problem-solver, with good spreadsheet/database skills, plus an interest and proficiency in transport appraisal and forecasting, gained in your career to date.

Now you want to learn more and develop your capabilities and understanding in these areas through work on innovative, cutting-edge transport and mobility projects, that will make a difference to the daily lives of all our communities.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time.

We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

Closing Date: 18 August 2020
Interview/Assessment Date: 26 August 2020

Please Note:
We may bring the closing date forward should we reach a high level of applications for this opportunity.

Please make your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.