Projects Officer

South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran)

Edinburgh, with hybrid working
£28,941 - £32,532 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Sunday, 21st August 2022   2 days left

The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) is one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a regional approach to transport planning and delivery.

SEStran encompasses eight local authorities: City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.

The Partnership’s principal duty and responsibility is developing and overseeing the delivery of a statutory Regional Transport Strategy, which sets out a vision, objectives and proposed actions for how transport will support and promote economic prosperity; connect communities and reduce social exclusion; and improve environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing.

Within the partnership area there is a huge diversity of transportation issues, from urban congestion to rural public transport availability and the area includes sea and airports. SEStran aims to address these issues and work towards a more sustainable and efficient transport network.

We are seeking to appoint a Projects Officer within our Project’s Team. Reporting to the Programme Manager or Strategy Manager you will support the delivery of European funded projects and SEStran’s capital and revenue projects.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate subject, e.g. transportation, civil engineering or environmental project management, the ideal candidate will develop innovative and creative ideas to support the region’s transport strategy, contribute to involving stakeholders in policy development and will undertake problem solving / option appraisal and development.

They will have excellent communication skills, meaning that they will feel equally confident in dealing with decision makers or gathering information within our service. Strong organisational skills will enable them to work independently and as part of a team to manage a range of priorities.

This is a fixed term contract for a duration of 18 months. 

It is anticipated that interviews will be held the w/c 5th September 2022.

Previous candidates need not apply.

Further information:

If you would like further details about this post, please contact Anna Herriman, Senior Partnership Manager by email: [email protected] or tel: 07923 243632

Please note that this post is subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard checks and the preferred candidate will require full clearance before an unconditional offer of employment is made.

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