Senior Transport Planner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/02/2019 17:00
£39,961 - £44,697 per annum
Hours per week:
36 hours per week, flexible working hours across Monday to Friday
Job Category:
Policy/ Research
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The location of the team has yet to be determined; but it will be centrally located within the North East region at a location with good public transport links
Closing date:
22 Feb
Further Information

In March 2018 the Department for Transport (DfT) launched a Call for Proposals for city region authorities wishing to obtain capital funding from its Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). The TCF has been established to fund capital infrastructure works that will deliver transformational benefits to sustainable and public transport users.

In September 2018 the North East (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham) was one of ten city regions shortlisted to submit bids for funding from TCF during 2019. In December 2018 two further city regions were added to this shortlist. Across the 12 bidding authorities there is £1.22bn of capital funding available.

In November 2018 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his budget statement that an opportunity to bid for Future Mobility Zone status would be added to the TCF process. Up to three Future Mobility Zones (FMZs) will be established during 2019, adding to the zone already established in the West Midlands. £90m of TCF funding has so far been allocated by DfT to the FMZs.

In order to respond to these opportunities in the most effective way and maximise the chances of success, the Regional Transport Team is boosting its resources temporarily in some key areas.

Senior Transport Planner
This is a secondment opportunity to start as soon as possible, and will be required until the end of October 2019.

This role will develop all aspects of the bid and programme level business case through liaison with scheme promoters across the North East on a day to day basis and production of reports, technical notes and contributions to draft and final bid documents. The role will also require a considerable amount of liaison with DfT on technical transport planning and transport economics matters. The transport planning resource will lead on providing a client steer to consultants and specialists engaged by the bid team. The resource will have knowledge of economic appraisal and WEBTAG, in order that it can manage the economic consultants retained by the team.

To apply click on the apply button and complete our online application form.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 25 February 2019.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.