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Transport Planning Officer

North Yorkshire County Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£30,451 to £32,910
Closing date
9 Feb 2022

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Environment, Highways, Traffic Management, Transport Planning
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Full time
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Transport Planning Officer

Grade: J

Salary: £30,451 to £32,910

Location: Hybrid working – expected to visit sites and County Hall, Northallerton

Full time – permanent

We’re looking for a Transport Planning Officer to join our Transport Planning team.

Our Team

The transport planning team is part of the Network Strategy Group that sits within the Highways and Transportation Service Unit. The core functions of the Transport Planning team are transport strategy and policy development and dissemination, scheme identification, prioritisation and strategic budget allocation and management, service planning and strategic performance management, and providing transport planning support to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership as well as providing a lead role on strategic transport.

The role

As our Transport Planning Officer you will provide transportation planning functions for the Highways and Transportation service unit including: preparation and maintenance of the LTP and associated documents, freight policy and strategic operational matters, cycling policy and strategic operational matters. You will also be responsible for the management of transport related air quality and noise issues, preparation of funding bids, integrated transport (major and minor) schemes identification, and providing transport planning advice and support to the council.

What you will bring:

You must have in depth knowledge of current guidance and legislation with respect to transport and other related issues e.g. planning and economic development as well as knowledge of traffic and transport modelling. Substantial experience of leading and participating in transport planning projects and working with multi-agency or community groups. You must also have a proven track record in project management and delivering projects to tight deadlines. You must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, have the ability to makes decisions which influence a range of actions, projects and/or people, including the ability to successfully persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others (including senior officers and elected Members) in a range of situations.

What’s in it for you.

As a council we are lucky to benefit from access to modern technology enabling us to work from various locations – including other NYCC bases and from home. This post comes at no exception and the successful candidate will have an agile approach to their work, optimising resources and making the most of our flexible working options. We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including continuous professional development; flexible working hours; local government pension scheme; salary sacrifice schemes and employee discount benefits.

This is an unusual and varied role that can be adapted to an individuals with the right skills and experience.

Contact and apply

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact Louise Neale at

For more details about our Highways service and view all vacancies go to:

To apply for our position please send your CV and cover letter quoting TPO to no later than midnight 9th February

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you consent to us contacting each referee prior to interview.

Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role.

Key dates

Closing date: 9th February

Interview date: week commencing 28th February


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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0845 872 7374
County Hall
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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