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Senior Officer (Transport Planning)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

Coventry is a city that is changing fast – and we’re looking for skilled people to join our team and help take us into a bright new future. We are a city that is going places - with an inspiring, world-famous history and exciting times ahead.

We’ve been awarded UK City of Culture 2021; home to award-winning universities, top level sport and concerts and famous brands such as Jaguar and Severn Trent. We are a part of the ‘Midlands-Engine’, the home of the UK motor industry and a proud multicultural city.

Major developments are taking shape around the city, including a new-look shopping centre, a water park, new business quarter, restaurants and a modernised rail station. More and more firms and families are relocating to our city as they see what we have to offer.

Coventry is a great place to live and work and it’s getting even better - and having the right infrastructure is vital.

That’s why we are looking for people who are passionate, dedicated people who, like us, are determined to make real, positive change to Coventry. 

Headed by Chief Executive, Martin Reeves, the Council is committed to improving the quality of life for residents and making Coventry a top 10 city. We’re bringing in new, streamlined ways of working and making more use of technology to deliver services to the people who live and work in our city.

We have secured grant funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership to invest in the city centre to ensure we create a legacy for local people after the city has welcomed the world for its year as City of Culture in 2021.

Building on the work already competed, we will retain the best of the old alongside the best of the new.

Numerous changes have already taken place to transform Coventry's public spaces, with £57m invested in the city since 2011, and an estimated £10m+ by 2021. This has resulted in significant private sector investment in public realm schemes and commercial developments. 

Works already taken place include:

  • Broadgate
  • Cathedral Lanes turned into restaurant area (Wagamama, Las Iguanas, Cosy Club, The Botanist, Bistrot Pierre and MOD Pizza have occupied the space, with more to come).
  • One Friargate building and the bridge deck demolition
  • The Wave's construction - £36m water park, award-winning leisure offer
  • Nationwide building demolition - opening the space into Broadgate and Hertford Street.


We have 887km of carriageways made up of 89km of A roads, 69km of B roads, 64km of C roads and 655km of Unclassified roads.

  • 2161km of footways, footpaths and cycleways.
  • 300 structures, including subways, retaining walls, culverts, gantries and rights of way structures.
  • 33,000 street lighting columns, 4,000 lit traffic signs and beacons and 1,500 lit traffic bollards.
  • 44,000 drainage gullies.
  • 127 signal controlled junctions, 98 pedestrian crossings, and 115 school patrol flashing lights.

We know how hard our people work in our Highways, Traffic and Transportation Teams, and what it means to have a great manager who makes the time to say 'thank you'. So, with us, your work will always be appreciated and recognised.

We also know that to recruit passionate, dedicated staff in Highways, Traffic and Transportation where there’s simply more demand than available resource, we show our appreciation in other, more tangible ways, too - to make Coventry City Council an attractive place to work in terms of the benefits.

What is the job role?

In this exciting role you will help in shaping and delivering Coventry’s transportation vision to support our ambition to be a top ten city where everybody can share in the benefits of growth.

The successful candidate will support the Principal Officer in the following key areas; developing travel plan strategies aligned to our vision, promoting transport infrastructure projects and solutions, liaise with internal and external stakeholders to promote active travel activities, seeking external funding opportunities to help make our vision a reality, and ensuring we have effective procurement and resource strategies in place to deliver a large highways and transportation capital programme. 

Who are we looking for?

Key to this role will be knowledge of transport policy and implementation issues, experience of developing and delivering transport planning strategies and schemes and an ability to work successfully with key partners and stakeholders to deliver transport objectives.

If you feel you have the qualities we are looking to help us deliver a wide-ranging transport programme, including innovative projects such as the Very Light Rail scheme, then we would like to hear from you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): tbc

 

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards & benefits package which includes:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Opportunity for Salary Match
  • An outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Great opportunities to develop with access to accredited courses.
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Service
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Coventry City Council

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