Transport Planner – Ref: DV/TF11ab

Grade I – £28,306 per annum - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent full time 37 hours per week - Closing date – 16 April 2021

Transport Planner

Grade I - £28,306 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Permanent
Closing date 16 April 2021

We are currently seeking to appoint a Transport Planner within our Delivery Directorate, helping to provide technical planning advice on major infrastructure transport schemes including those in the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Programme.

At the West Yorkshire Combined Authority we bring together local councils and businesses through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), that ensures that our work meets the needs of employers and residents so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Transport Planner, you will have the opportunity to join a team which is responsible for developing the details of transport projects from concept level to design stage, through undertaking and coordinating feasibility studies and consultation exercises, while liaising with partner authorities and key stakeholders.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • To provide specialist transport planning advice to internal colleagues and partner organisations on how to ensure transport projects and initiatives are designed to maximise benefits and value for money.
  • To undertake data collection and analysis for use in the appraisal of projects, development of business cases and preparation of funding bids. This will include identifying and applying proportionate, standard and bespoke approaches to data specification, collection, analysis and interpretation.
  • To specify tests and analyse outputs from a range of strategic transport models such as SATURN, VISSIM and UDM to develop optimal, affordable and effective projects.

Please look at the Role Profile provided for more information about the role responsibilities.

About you

You should have experience of local transport policy and delivery issues, including current legal, financial, and political context in which local public transport is delivered. Demonstrate a commitment to corporate processes ensuring that they are always delivered. Be a proactive, visible and enthusiastic team member, encouraging partnership working across the organisation and the wider region.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card zones 1-5 (Currently under review)
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role; please upload your CV to our online application tool. Then complete the supporting information tab linking your relevant work experience back to the role profile, bringing you CV to life.

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on 16 April 2021.

Further Information

For more information on the role, contact Adam Kendall Ward on: adam.kendallward@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

Terms and conditions

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.