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Transport Projects Officer

Employer
Hounslow London Borough Council
Location
Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
Salary
£37,443 - £42,840 per annum
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 Transport Projects Officer.  In this role, you’ll be assisting a Senior Engineer to develop, implement and evaluate a portfolio of local and strategic traffic related schemes, and will have the opportunity to develop your skills in traffic engineering and project management. This is a career grade role, so you will have the opportunity to progress to higher levels of the career grade as you develop your knowledge, experience and skills whilst in post.

 

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

 

All grades

 

1. Knowledge of the council’s statutory duties when developing and designing transport projects.

 

3. Understanding of current best practice in the promotion of sustainable transport – both in terms of infrastructure design and behaviour change initiatives.

 

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

 

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

 

6. Experience in developing reports and briefings for senior decision makers

 

PO1 As above, but including

 

1. Experience in managing successful public realm improvements (preferably traffic and/or transport related) in an urban setting of moderate complexity (indicatively of c£100,000)

 

2. Experience in developing reports and briefings for senior decision makers and presenting these reports for consideration at formal council committees or other appropriate meetings with support from line manager.

 

PO2 As above, but including

 

1. Experience in managing successful public realm improvements (preferably traffic and/or transport related) in an urban setting of significant complexity (indicatively c£500,000.)

 

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

 

3. Experience of coaching more junior staff members

 

Skills and Abilities

 

All Grades

 

1. Ability to manage projects up to value of c£50,000 and within a portfolio of projects of up to £200,000 successfully with a good working understanding of practical risk, financial and performance management techniques.

 

2. Excellent written communications skills; an ability to summarise complex proposals into non-technical language and draft clear, concise and accurate reports

 

3. Excellent oral communication skills and ability to present information and projects for consideration clearly, concisely and persuasively.

 

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

 

5. Excellent ICT skills, preferably experience of using Microsoft Applications, such as Outlook, Excel, Access and Word.  GIS skills are desirable.

 

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

 

PO1 As above, but including

 

1. Ability to manage larger, more complicated projects up to value of £100,000, within a portfolio of projects c£350,000, successfully with an excellent working understanding of practical risk, financial and performance management techniques.

 

2. Excellent presentation skills and ability to present reports to senior decision makers at formal meetings of the council, with support of line manger/team leader.

 

PO2 As above, but including

 

1. Ability to manage larger, more complicated projects up to value of £250,000, within a portfolio of projects c£500,000, successfully with an excellent working understanding of practical risk, financial and performance management techniques.

 

2. Excellent presentation skills and ability to present reports to senior decision makers at formal meetings of the council, with minimal supervision

 

3. Ability to help train and motivate more junior staff members.

 

Personal Style and Behaviours

 

All grades

 

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

 

Qualifications:

 

1. No essential qualifications are required for this role if all essential employee specification provisions are met.

 

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

 

Read more about the work you’ll be doing in the Role Profile.

 

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:

 

Email: Joseph.Algar@hounslow.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 0208 583 5113

 

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

 

Closing Date: 5th March 2024

 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

 

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