Senior Transport Planner (Feasibility studies)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20222698

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£32,797 - £36,370 Per Annum

Closing date

7 August 2022

Fixed term contract for 2 years – Full time preferred, however part time and flexible working arrangements considered.


Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city, but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million-pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Job Profile

As a Senior Transport Planner in the Transport Delivery Team, you will be responsible for undertaking feasibility studies for transport schemes. You will be involved in the development projects and programmes that deliver the objectives for a greener, cleaner, and safer city.

What is the role?

In this job role you will be a part of the Transport Delivery team and be leading on the development of transport feasibility studies, with the aim of embedding sustainable transport, public health improvement and air quality improvement in all aspects of your work and undertaking technical work to develop proposals for transport schemes to be taken forward for delivery.

You will be overseeing delivery of these feasibility studies, ensuring that the requirements and legal responsibilities placed on the Council are met.

What you will need for the role

The post holder will need a relevant degree level education OR demonstrable equivalent professional experience. as well as, well-developed project management skills, including skills for coordination, liaison and progress reporting, and experience of transport scheme development and design.

Moreover, a good level of understanding of causes of air pollution and suitable transport-related mitigation measures will be needed as well as the ability to communicate messages (which may be complicated or sensitive) clearly, concisely and at a level appropriate to the audience, who may not be specialists in transport planning.

Be able to demonstrate high levels of verbal communication and reasoning, putting forward persuasive and compelling arguments, display excellent writing skills including the ability to write clear, basic and appropriate information for reports, articles and briefing papers including technical reports where necessary.

Also, experience of dealing with financial and budget management, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and proactively, along with the ability to prioritise. Able to make decisions and think through complex and conflicting issues, manage competing priorities, build credible working relationships, build rapport and negotiate with and influence others to develop positive partnerships with a range of stakeholders.

Also, an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft applications and general IT skills.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you will receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staff and employee’s development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section.

Closing date: Midnight-Sunday 7th August 2022

Applications received after this date may not be considered

We look forward to speaking with you soon.