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Planning Technician (Dorchester)

Salary details: £18933 - £20903

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Organisation
Dorset Council
Location
Dorchester
Reference
60009330A
Occupational group
Highways
Salary details
£18,933 - £20,903
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Permanent
Contact
Joe Allen
Contact email
j.j.allen@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Contact telephone
01305 225370
Closing Date
29 November 2020 11:30 PM
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Planning Technician

Full time 37 hours per week - Permanent

£18,933 - £20,903

County Hall, Dorchester

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to work within our transportation modelling team. The successful applicant will be primarily involved in the organisation and analysis of a wide range transportation surveys.

The successful candidate will also enrol on the Transport Planning Technician apprenticeship and achieve a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Transport Planning.

This is a permanent position where you will have an employment contract and job description which will be supplemented with an Apprentice Agreement for the duration of your Apprenticeship. This will enable you to spend 20% of your paid working time on learning and development activities relating to the Apprenticeship. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship the full terms of your employment will apply and you will be expected to work to your job description 100% of the time.

What you will be doing

Under supervision the post holder will be expected to undertake technical and administrative tasks supporting the collection of traffic data. These tasks include phoning and liaising with casual enumerating staff, accurate input of data to Excel spreadsheets and a web-based traffic database. The data collected is used to keep up to date transportation models and forms the basis of the design of highway improvements and the assessment of development proposals and road safety projects.

This role is mainly office based, but there may be an occasional requirement to travel to other offices and make site visits for periods of site surveying.

Site visits require a degree of dexterity (use of ladders, walking across all types of countryside etc) and close to traffic, with exposure to traffic fumes and construction hazards

About you

The post holder must be have the following attributes;

  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Good numerical skills
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work in team environment or independently.

Apprenticeship candidates will typically have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English and Mathematics or their equivalent.

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here. The behaviours will form part of the selection process, where you will be asked to evidence when you have demonstrated them.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to work within our transportation modelling team. The successful applicant will be primarily involved in the organisation and analysis of a wide range transportation surveys.

Skills required

The post holder must be computer literate, have good communication skills (written and spoken) and good numerical skills.

Personal Qualities

The post holder should have good time management and the ability to work in a team environment. 

Qualifications required

Apprenticeship candidates will typically have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English and Mathematics or their equivalent.

Driving licence

Additional Information

Office based, but occasional requirement to travel to other offices and make site visits for periods of site surveying.

Site visits require a degree of dexterity (use of ladders, walking across all types of countryside etc) and close to traffic, with exposure to traffic fumes and construction hazards

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For more information on how to apply, please see this helpful guidance

Question 1

How would you manage and prioritise your studies and day to day work?

Question 2

Why do you think we need to undertake traffic and transport surveys?