Transport Scheme Development Manager

Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes
£30,000 - £39,999
14 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.

We are looking for a Transport Scheme Development Manager to work within the Transport Policy and Planning Team. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining a pipeline of transport schemes and developing them through to the implementation stage in support of the Council’s land use and transport planning strategies. The role will include the identification and submission of funding applications, and working with a wide range of stakeholders through the various stages of scheme development.

Key Duties

Manage the identification of transport schemes to support the Council’s Mobility Strategy, including public transport schemes, walking and cycling schemes, highways schemes and technological initiatives.Manage the preparation of business cases to support scheme development.Manage the development of transport schemes in line with defined priorities, ensuring that a portfolio of shovel-ready schemes are in place to exploit funding opportunities as they arise.Proactively identify funding opportunities that will help secure investment into transport infrastructure in Milton Keynes.Manage the process for transport scheme prioritisation within the council, reviewing all schemes periodically against the council’s assessment criteria.Work with the Transport and Highways Programme Manager to ensure resources are in place to successfully develop a portfolio of schemes and report progress to the Council’s Transport Infrastructure Board.Report on the development of projects and programmes as necessary through agreed governance arrangements in line with the Council procedures.

Experience & Qualifications

Substantial experience of working in transport policy and planning roles.Experience interpreting complex data to develop suitable infrastructure schemes.Experience managing, supervising and coordinating outputs from internal staff and external consultants.Experience in procuring and overseeing consultancy support.Degree or equivalent in a related subject.

Skills Required

Ability to write reports on complex strategic issues and the ability to present them to a range of audiences, from the general public to fellow transport practitioners.Knowledge of development control processes and Local Authority governance arrangements and processes.Ability to interpret outputs from transport models.Methodical and well organised with the ability to produce quality work.Ability to build strong partnerships with a range of partners and external stakeholders.Project Management, budget monitoring and control skills.Proficient IT skills in the use of Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.

Departmental Benefits of this role

Experience working for a forward thinking transport authority where growth and innovation are embraced.Varied workload.Training and development opportunities.

Milton Keynes Council Benefits

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:

Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years Option to buy more annual leave A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.

For further details and to apply, please visit the Milton Keynes Council Careers website and fill in the application form.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 6th of May 2018

At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.

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