Principal Transport Officer

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Location: London
Salary: £63,112 per annum
Closing Date: 15 May 2024
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Job Description

Job reference number: 045657

Contract type: Permanent

Grade: 10

Closing date: 15 May 2024 at 23:59

Interview date: 14 June 2024 (may be subject to change)

About the role

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation is the Mayor of Londons statutory development agency and planning authority, leading the capitals largest new regeneration project. Spanning 650 hectares across three boroughs, and with High Speed 2s £1.7bn interchange at Old Oak Common due to open in less than a decade, we have 90 acres of surrounding development sites and plans to bring 25,500 new homes and more than 50,000 new jobs into the heart of west London.

This is a multi-faceted project of immense scale and opportunity, and working closely with our partners, our communities, and local businesses, we have the highest aspirations to achieve an exemplary and superbly connected new urban district for the capital.

We already have thousands of new homes under construction, and massive business investments, but the big moves are still to come as key development sites come forward and HS2 nears completion. Thats why we now need a seasoned transport planner, with sound strategic judgement and experience of delivering complex transport projects and programmes who can help shape and deliver our vision for a highly connected and sustainable new urban district.

You will have experience of transport planning and strategy formulation across a range of transport projects within a high-density urban context. You will need strong organisational skills and personal resilience to thrive in a busy and demanding environment. 

The role will report to the Head of Planning Policy in OPDCs Planning Directorate and will support OPDC in its role as local planning authority. This will include the production or project management of transport studies to inform planning policy including OPDCs Local Plan review and reviewing and commenting on planning applications. The role will also require you to work closely with OPDCs Delivery Directorate on range of strategic transport projects across Old Oak and Park Royal.

You will have experience of working in a complex stakeholder environment. The role will require you to work closely with a range of transport stakeholders including local highways authorities, Transport for London, Department for Transport, Network Rail and High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd so we are seeking a confident communicator, able to maintain and build strong relationships and build consensus across a range of parties.

As one of the UKs largest regeneration projects with a range of strategic transport projects planned for delivery over the next 20 years, for the right candidate, this role offers excellent opportunities for personal and career development.

The OPDCGLA Competency Framework Guidelines further detailing each competency and the different level indicators can be found here: OPDC/GLA competency framework.

This role is based at Brent Civic Centre (32 Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ).

OPDC staff are hybrid working up to 3 days a week in our offices and remotely depending on their role. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.

Application Process & Additional Information

Please note all applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. We do not accept CVs alone for this role.

Please upload a Cover Letter with a maximum of 1500 words to the Additional Documents section of the form, ensuring you address the following technical requirements and competencies in your Cover Letter. Word or PDF format preferred and do not include any photographs or images. Please ensure your CV and Cover Letter are saved with the job reference number as part of the naming convention (E.g., €œCV applicant name - 012345).

Applications submitted without a Covering Letter will not be considered.

At OPDC we are dedicated to empowering team members through ongoing learning opportunities and professional development initiatives. Our commitment to learning and development means that we will provide you with the resources and support to expand your skills and grow your career.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

On this recruitment campaign, as part of OPDCGLAs continuing commitment to be an inclusive and equal opportunity employer we will be removing personal identifiable information from CVs and covering letters that could cause discrimination.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Application closing date: 15 May 2024 at 23:59.

If you have a question about the role or would like to discuss it informally, please feel free to contact Tom Cardis at

We will make every effort to give you as much notice as possible, however some interviews/assessments could be organised at short notice.


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