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Head of Transport Planning

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Closes: 30 Nov 2020
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_20001177

As Head of Transport Planning you'll provide leadership and direction across all aspects of Transport Planning and analysis across all HS2 activity and phases for the development of HS2 policy and strategies and underpinning standards, through hybrid Bill development and defence, specification of transport planning through the design process and the assurance of design and physical deliverables and assurance that HS2 has met its obligations.

About the role:

• Provide technical leadership for HS2 through all phases of the program and over the whole life of the program on all matters transport planning and assessment. This includes scheme design, hybrid Bill development, hybrid Bill defence, design development and delivery activities

• Provide the company's technical authority/subject matter expert on transport planning and analysis activity including transport modelling and forecasting and scheme design across all phases and stages of the programme

• Provide the company's technical authority on the environmental assessment and reporting of transport impacts and compliance with Environmental Minimum Requirements and Undertakings and Assurances

• Lead the definition and development of policies, strategies and standards that will ensure that HS2 meets its obligations and delivers credible and coherent transport solutions

• Lead the relationship with external stakeholders (, DfT, HE, TfL, TfN etc.) and industry partners (NR etc.) on matters transport planning and analysis

• Lead the relationship with technical bodies and institutions on all matters transport planning and analysis

• Lead the direction of the company's transport planning and analysis activity including the management of direct resource, resources deployed across the phases and across the Professional Service Contractors (PSC) and contracting teams.

• Ensure an integrated requirement set is developed and incorporated into the Project Requirement Specification, contract requirements technical and work instructions. (Requirements relate to the inputs - principles and parameters to be used, the processes to be applied and the outcomes to be delivered).

• Lead the assurance of any transport planning and analysis as it relates to HS2 and other programs and projects that may influence or affect HS2.

• Lead the definition and development of the company's transport planning and analysis modelling capability and ensure suitable arrangements are in place.

• Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

• The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity & Respect.


About You:

• Able to provide specialist technical support, leadership and direction on discipline-specific scientific, technical and engineering principles to project development / delivery teams

• Able to manage stakeholder discussion and negotiations effectively

• Understanding of the Regulatory/Legislative Framework relevant to HS2

• Knowledge of the requirements for complex wide-area Transport Assessments and Environmental Statements and related mitigation strategies

• Experience of leading delivery of transport planning and environmental assessment related elements of major infrastructure projects

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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