Published: 12th Feb 2020
  • Full Time
  • Birmingham
  • Salary: £51,379 - £57,821
  • 28th Feb 2020

Website Midlands Connect

Contract: Permanent

STBs have a specific role to play in the national planning for the Major and Strategic Road networks. You will own and develop our regional evidence base, which will identify the highest priority locations for future significant investment in road infrastructure.  You will work with our local highway authority partners to understand their needs and help them develop compelling business cases for Major Road Network (MRN) and Large Local Major (LLM) Scheme investment.  You will also work closely with Highways England as part of the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) process, ensuring that they understand what our priorities are and the reasoning behind them.

Who we are

Transport planning is undergoing something of a revolution.  New and interesting challenges are being placed at our door to solve, making this an exciting time to be in the industry.  At Midlands Connect we are embracing those challenges and pride ourselves for thinking differently.  As the Sub-National Transport Body (STB) for the Midlands, we are developing the next regional plan which aims to boost economic growth whilst at the same time reducing transport’s part in the climate emergency.  How do you marry those two potentially conflicting objectives?  This is an important question for our industry and one that Midlands Connect wants to be at the forefront of solving.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative-thinking transport planners and economists to join our team and be part of the thinking that will take the Midlands into the next decade.  With only seven STBs across the whole of England, this is a rare opportunity within transport planning to have a leading role in the development of the next regional transport strategy.  Come and help us with this exciting task.

Closing Date: 28 February 2020

Interview/Assessment Date: Week Commencing 9 March 2020

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.


Supporting documents
Role Profile – Major and Strategic Roads Programme Manager v3.pdf
WMCA’s Benefits Calculator- Major and Strategic Roads Programme Manager.pdf

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