Sustainable Transport Officer
£37,722 - £40,869 pa
We are Newham, we have a radical vision to build a better and brighter future for our residents. We are five miles east of the City of London and changing rapidly. Our part of East London is booming. By putting people at the heart of everything we do, we are supporting our residents to reach their potential and thrive.
Right now Newham residents are exposed to high levels of toxic pollution from vehicles, contributing to the highest death rate in England. We are committed to tackling that and working with residents to create a healthier borough.
To achieve our promises to residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities. We have just completed a comprehensive review of the Highways and Transportation service, leading to the creation of new opportunities. We are now seeking enthusiastic applicants for these new roles in the Highways and Transportation team, which is part of the council's Environment and Sustainable Transport directorate.
This role is pivotal in developing, promoting and supporting the delivery of active and sustainable transport policies and interventions.
We are able to offer working arrangements that will enhance your work/life balance including remote and at home working.
Working in a varied and fast paced environment, you will use your existing knowledge and experience to support service delivery in a range of interesting and challenging roles.
We are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience working in a busy Highways and Transport environment with excellent technical and professional knowledge of the service area and experience of dealing with contractors, Elected Members, the general public and other external stakeholders.
You will be involved in some of the most significant and ambitious service initiatives the sector has to offer including Travel Planning and helping to induce behavioural change by increasing public awareness of active travel initiatives.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and highly motivated Officer for Newham’s Traffic Management, Road Safety and Parking Design Teams.
The role would suit candidates with at least two to three years’ experience in the revelant field which could include a good understanding of the issues relating to traffic management, road safety, innovative cycling interventions, sustainable transport, school travel planning, smarter travel initiatives and road safety education.
The successful candidates will either lead or contribute to the design, development and project management of a variety of initiatives and/or schemes which are helping to shape Newham as it undergoes major transformation with a massive development programme. This role is primarily associated with sustainable transport, but may also include design work and resident or key stakeholder engagement, depending on the individual skills.
To apply for this role, you will have the knowledge, experience and skills to work in a pressurised environment, both on your own and within a team, to deliver effective schemes to tight deadlines.
You will also be seeking to gain experience and develop your career, with a view to becoming a member of a professional institution. The Highways and Sustainable Transport consists of many highly experienced and motivated engineers with a strong ethos for mentoring staff to help with their development.
If you are interested and ideally have the relevant experience and qualification, we want to hear from you.
Closing date for the application is 17th October 2021.
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
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