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Senior Transport Projects Officer

Hounslow London Borough Council
Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
£49,083 - £52,116
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.

We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential.  We are stepping up for our residents like never before.

About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock.  All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”.  It's about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.

We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.

As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.  There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.

Our Benefits

If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits.  Read more about these here.

About The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Traffic, Transport & Parking Team as a Senior Transport Projects Officer.  In this role, you’ll be primarily leading on the development, implementation and evaluation of local and strategic highway improvement schemes and will have the opportunity to develop your skills in people management, traffic engineering and project management.

About The Team You’ll Be Working In

You will be working as part of the Council’s Capital Projects & Network Management team, where you will be part of a multi-disciplinary project teams that breaks down departmental barriers to ensure the delivery of transformational projects that support achieving the Council’s corporate and transport objectives.

About You

If the points below resonate with you, we’d love you to put in an application:

Knowledge and Experience

1. Knowledge and understanding of current best practice in the promotion of sustainable transport – both in terms of infrastructure design and behaviour change initiatives.

2. Knowledge of Department for Transport and Transport for London design requirements and guidance, including TSRGD, Traffic Signs Manual, LCDS and their use in a highway environment.

3. Practical knowledge of requirements under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

5. Experience in managing successful and complex traffic, transport, or public realm improvements and/or travel demand management/social marketing projects in an urban setting.

6. Experience of developing and leading partnership projects between different statutory agencies, third sector stakeholders and local businesses.

7. Experience in effectively monitoring and evaluating the success of transport infrastructure projects and measuring any consequent behaviour change.

9. Experience in developing reports and briefings for senior decision makers presenting these reports for consideration at formal council committees or other appropriate meetings with minimal managerial oversight.

10. Experience of managing and motivating staff

Skills and Abilities

1. Ability to manage projects up to value of c£1m and within a portfolio of projects of up to £2m successfully with an excellent working understanding of practical risk, financial and performance management techniques.

2. Excellent written communication skills with an ability to summarise complex proposals into non-technical language and draft clear, concise and accurate reports and deliver these reports at formal meetings of the council with minimal supervision.

3. Excellent oral communication skills and ability to present information and projects for consideration clearly, concisely and persuasively to a wide range of audiences.

4. Ability to prepare detailed funding applications to access funding from a variety of external sources.

5. Excellent ICT skills, experience of using Microsoft Office applications, MS Project, ParkMap, SignPlot, AutoCAD and GIS.

6. Ability to develop and deliver day to day work programmes/projects with minimum supervision.

7. Ability to help train and motivate staff members reporting to the role.

8. Ability to travel independently throughout the borough in order to carry out site visits.

Personal Style and Behaviours

1. An open and approachable manner that allows the postholder to engage positively with colleagues, stakeholders and partners, including voluntary & community groups to drive the delivery of projects successfully.

2. A calm and clear approach to dealing with contentious and emotive issues and conflict to ensure reputation of the team and council is maintained; the ability to persuade others of the merits of a particular proposal required to achieve the service's objectives.

Essential Qualifications

1. Essential qualifications are not required for this role if all Role Profile provisions are met.

2. Masters level Transport Planning qualification or other sector specific postgraduate qualification desirable but not essential.

3. Project management qualifications are desirable but not essential.

When Interviews Will Be Held And Who To Contact

The key information you need about the role should be in the role profile, but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:


Telephone: 0208 583 5113

Closing date is 5th March 2024.

Interviews for this job will be held from the week commencing Monday 11th March 2024.

(please seek line manager approval before applying for this role as secondment.)

Closing Date: 5th March 2024

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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