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Strategic Sites Transport Advisor

Hours of work: 37 hours per week (part-time hours considered)
Working pattern: Full-time or Part-time
Closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022

If you would like to discuss the Strategic Sites Transport Advisor post please contact Edward Sheath or Michelle Edser michelle.edser@eastsussex.gov.uk

ESCC are looking for Transport Planning professionals to fill four exciting roles:

About Us

We are a flexible and supportive employer with a wide range of staff benefits, see: Life at the County Council | East Sussex County Council

Transport Development Control (TDC) is one of four teams in the Planning and Environment Service, which is part of the Communities, Economy and Transport Directorate. The overall aims of the Planning and Environment Service are to ensure that decisions made about planning and development make a positive difference to the economy, people, and places of East Sussex and to enable the delivery of the right infrastructure, in the right place, at the right time.  The work of the Service includes undertaking statutory and other functions relating to planning, highways, and development, influencing other decision- makers, and working in partnership with other organisations and bodies to achieve a range of broad and, sometimes, long-term outcomes.

The TDC team consists of transport planning professionals, responsible for providing expert technical transport advice to Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s) in order to ensure that development proposals through the planning process are of the highest quality, whilst promoting active travel, minimising and mitigating residual impacts on the highway network. TDC also supports LPA’s as they develop evidence bases for local plans.

About The Role

You will work as part of a team delivering a customer-focused service and helping to meet agreed outcomes and priorities for this service area.  You have an interest or expertise in transport planning and the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders.  You will liaise with, advise and influence others in order to make a positive contribution to the quality of life in our communities.  You will translate national, regional and local transport and planning strategies, policies and technical guidance into robust decisions and advice regarding development proposals across the county and cross boundary. 

You will manage and prioritise your own workload, respond independently to unanticipated problems and situations, balance competing needs, finances and resources.  You will be politically aware and have the skills to navigate conflicting interests whilst also demonstrating value for money. 

You will represent the County Council in written form and potentially in person, managing negotiations and discussions with LPA’s, developers and other key stakeholders such as elected members, National Highways, community groups and consultants.  You will travel independently around the County to undertake site visits and to attend meetings.

All roles require an awareness and understanding of equality and diversity legislation with commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.  In addition, you will need working knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Outlook, Word and Excel), a driving licence and the ability to converse at ease and provide advice in accurately spoken and written English.

We require an experienced Transport Planner / Project Manager to support our Local Plan Transport Advisor. You will work alongside your development control and strategic planning colleagues and the LPAs, providing expert advice and developing the transport evidence base to support Local Plans. You will consider, appraise and provide robust advice on strategic development proposals (e.g. large housing and employment sites) at both the pre-application and planning application stages.  You will seek to influence customers, establish local partnerships and collaborate to deliver common objectives. 

You will work with multiple stakeholders, interpreting evidence and providing robust and defensible, technically sound advice.  You will secure deliverable transport improvements and mitigation measures as part of new developments, with a particular emphasis being on sustainable transport improvements and measures that aid in the decarbonisation of transport and promote active travel across the county. You will ensure that transport considerations are clearly articulated, understood and reflected in planning decisions on strategic development proposals.  You will manage allocated resources and contracts for Local Plan transport work to ensure delivery of objectives and targets on time, within budget and to agreed quality standards.

Your work may involve attendance at public meetings or local plan examinations.  You will hold QCF Level 6 or equivalent experience.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1234/26178

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £40,408 to £44,157

  • Closing date
  • 21 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Communities, Economy and Transport

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time

  • Hours
  • 37 (part-time hours considered)

  • Job type
  • Transportation and Highways