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  • Ref no: PKC06040
  • Published: 14/2/2020
  • Closes: 15/3/2020
  • Location: Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
  • Salary: £39,305.00 - £42,965.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Job Description

Transport Projects Manager, Pullar House PKC06040
£39,305 - £42,965  
35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

Perth & Kinross Council is committed to the promotion of sustainable development which supports the economy and protects and enhances the environment in an area which experiences varied and challenging development and environmental pressures. Located within the Planning and Development Service, you will be responsible for a range of tasks principally in relation to the planning, design, development and overall management phases of sustainable transport projects prior to these being handed over to the Council's Road Infrastructure Team for delivery. The role will have specific responsibility for managing the successful implementation of a multi-million pound major funding award via the Community Links initiative working closely in conjunction with the Council's Road Infrastructure Team and Place Development team. The role also involves close working with other Transport Planning colleagues in the range of initiatives that now go together to implement successful place and people focussed infrastructure schemes.

The successful candidate will be educated to Degree level in an appropriate technical and/or professional discipline with essential relevant work experience in developing major transport related schemes. eg Chartered Engineer/Transport Planner or as a minimum requirement an Incorporated Engineer with Project Management experience. You must also demonstrate relevant transport planning experience in the development of strategies and a successful Project/Client management role for delivery of transport schemes. Technical skills across a range of transport planning activities including experience in undertaking STAG and preferably use of WebTag, knowledge of micro-simulation packages and experience of using the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges or the National Roads Development Guide together with experience in the delivery of urban design and public realm infrastructure schemes is required.

You will have effective communication, leadership and influencing abilities with appropriate written and problem solving skills, political experience, awareness and sensitivity and proven ability in Project/ Programme Management and Procurement. Knowledge of relevant and emerging Transport and Planning legislation, experience in drafting technical and Committee Reports, drafting Briefs and Instructions to Consultants and managing project change controls are also required.

You should have experience of being part of or engaging in multi-disciplinary transport project teams to develop schemes to the point of delivery. Other necessary skills are being able to work closely and effectively with key stakeholders at the highest level including Government, internal Council departments and relevant statutory bodies, developing and maintaining realistic project programmes and ensuring adequate budget resources are in place to keep to programme and managing the associated project governance including risks and issues, project progress and status reports (RAG analysis).

For further information on this post, please contact Alex Deans  01738 476585.


The Individual

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