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Senior Transport Officer (Projects)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/6971/10192
  • Published: Thu 01/10/2020, 9:53 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames

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Senior Transport Officer (Projects)

About the role

As a Senior Transport Officer (Projects and Infrastructure) you will be highly motivated with excellent project management skills and ideally have a good knowledge of the passenger transport environment. In this important role you will help influence and shape the future use of bus services in Surrey, working closely with senior personnel within Surrey County Council and with bus operators.

You will be responsible for managing the county council’s passenger transport infrastructure, bus stops, bus shelters, and information points, and will lead on the identification and delivery of passenger transport infrastructure improvement projects including bus/rail integration, infrastructure schemes associated with quality bus partnerships, and bus priority measures to improve the overall travelling experience.

About you

This is an exciting challenge for a individual with strong project management skills in the public transport sector. To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Educated to Degree standard or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • Knowledge of the legislative framework of the local bus industry
  • Understanding of how the local bus network can assist with making new developments sustainable
  • Significant project management experience and successful project delivery
  • Experience of managing and delivering infrastructure schemes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of different stakeholders

Why work for us?

  • Healthy work-life balance; Flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or from one of the hot desking facilities at a number of County Council sites.
  • 26 days annual leave (rising to 28 after the completion of 2 years’ service)
  • A generous local government salary-related pension.
  • Option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Interested in finding out more?

For more information on this role please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. For further discussion prior to applying please contact David Ligertwood by email

Job Advert

Are you passionate about transport? Would you like to develop your career improving passenger transport and making travel by bus more attractive? If Yes! Look no further!

The Passenger Transport Projects Team within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to appoint a Senior Transport Officer (Infrastructure).

This is a two-year fixed term contract. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Strategic Transport Group for an experienced and dedicated transport professional who can help develop and deliver a broad range of passenger transport improvement schemes to make travel by bus easier and more attractive in Surrey, allow our bus services to operate efficiently and effectively, and ultimately encourage greater usage.

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How to apply?

Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

Closing date for applications: 25th October 2020 at 23:59.

Interview:  Week commencing 2nd November 2020 (via video link) or at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN

A laptop and mobile will be supplied. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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Our Values

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.

Our Strategy

Our Organisation Strategy is our response to and contribution towards the Community Vision for Surrey in 2030.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.