Senior Transportation Planner

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

The successful applicant will be a senior member of a team using a combination of engineering and planning skills to develop schemes and prepare business cases for all types of transport projects from packages of active travel improvements to larger multi-modal corridors and junction modifications.

Applicants should possess as a minimum a degree in Transportation Studies, Civil Engineering, Town Planning or equivalent professional qualification and have at least three years’ experience working in the transportation sector and be familiar with policy development, sustainable transport, travel plans and traffic modelling.

If you meet these criteria and are looking to play an important role in the development of transport projects, then we welcome your application

This post attracts a market supplement of £5,000 in addition to the salary, which is subject to an annual review. The post also attracts a golden hello of £2,000

There has never been a more exciting period to be working in the transport planning sector in Sandwell. In partnership with the regional transport authority, Transport for West Midlands, Sandwell has secured funding from the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement, the Active Travel Fund, and Towns Fund. This will deliver a combined programme of projects over the next five years that amounts to over £160m of investment, as we move towards decarbonising our transport network and addressing its impact on climate change.

The Transportation Planning Team leads on the development of projects ranging from new segregated cycle routes, through transport innovation and future mobility, to major junction upgrades as well as playing a part in the development of several public transport projects being promoted by TfWM. This includes the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill West Midlands Metro extension and infrastructure to support the Bus Service Improvement Plan

For more information or an informal discussion regarding any of the above posts please contact either Andy Miller, Strategic Planning & Transportation Manager, Tel:0121 569 4249 or Talvinder Sandhu, Transportation Team Leader,









37 hours per week

The council operates hybrid working. This involves working from an agreed workplace location in the borough for at least two days a week.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

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