Graduate Transport Planner – Highway and Transportation Scale 5 (£22,183 – £24,491)Temporary Full Time, 37 hours
Do you want your work to make a difference? Are you eager to develop various competencies in a wide range of construction projects? Do you want to be a valued member of an organisation responsible for maintaining over 945km of local authority and strategic roads across Stockport, providing vital services to over 300,000 people? If your answer is ‘yes’, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council is the place for you.
We have an outstanding role for a talented graduate to join us and have the opportunity to gain experience in Transport Planning and Policy. Playing a key part for developing transportation strategies that encompass the needs of all transport users and which consider the environmental impact, whole life cost and safety. Whilst helping us continue to provide critical services in the area, you will be supported to develop personally and professionally.
This four-year role will be based within the Highways & Transportation Service being involved in a variety of projects. As part of your role, you’ll need to take into consideration a wide range of issues such as safety, climate change, the economy, the environment and efficiency. The work will be related to government policies and initiatives, such as encouraging people to reduce their car use and take up walking, cycling or public transport. You will be working with; Developers, Designers, Councillors and other Key Stakeholders to deliver projects in a commercial and customer focussed way which achieves programmes, meets performance targets and meets the Councils Corporate Objectives.
We are looking for the following qualifications, skills, and attributes:•Have studied and successfully completed an Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Transport Planning, Geography or other relevant subject.•Motivated to progress your Professional Development to either gain additional qualifications in Transport Planning or meet the requirements for a relevant Chartership•A creative approach to problem-solving•A well-organised approach to your work•Desire to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams•Flexibility and dedication to the delivery of projects•Excellent verbal and written communication skills•An organised approach to work and meeting deadlines•A professional approach, and the aptitude to work on your own initiative Stockport Council – Valuing Diversity
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