Islington is an exciting and dynamic part of London experiencing rapid growth and undergoing a transformation in its transport environment. To meet these challenges, create a high quality built environment, and to respond to the changing demands in the way people travel, we are working with Transport for London and neighbouring boroughs on an ambitious programme to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists, by improving our neighbourhoods, streets and public spaces.
The Council's Strategic Projects and Transport Planning Service sits at the heart of the Council’s response to these changes. The service plays a key role in creating better neighbourhoods, streets and public spaces that meet the needs of its local communities. We are recruiting a new colleague with a transport planning or engineering-related background to take on a complex and challenging work programme.
The successful candidate will be expected to have:
- a broad understanding of transport planning policies, principles and issues;
- experience in the delivery of complex transport projects;
- an ability to work collaboratively to redesign streets and major junctions;
- an understanding of the principles of traffic modelling and traffic modelling data;
- experience of working within a recognised project management framework;
- an ability to draft funding bids and lobby for investment;
- an ability to provide expert advice to members, management and less experienced colleagues; and
- a qualification in transport planning, highway engineering, urban design, town planning, regeneration, project management or a related discipline to degree level or equivalent with a proven track record of successful post-qualification practice.
You must have very good communication skills and be able to work creatively and constructively within a team, with other parts of the Council and partner organisations. A crucial part of this role will be your ability to work positively with stakeholders, the local community and elected members to deliver projects in line with the Council’s priorities.
Closing date: Sunday 13 October 2019 at 23:59
Interview date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Applicants are encouraged to contact Martijn Cooijmans on 020 7527 2776 for a confidential discussion about this role prior to applying.