Published: 13th MAY 2022

Network Development Technical Officer, Midlands

In this role, you will provide technical support to innovative cycling and walking projects on the National Cycle Network and support the Network Development team by collating data and reporting to senior management.

  • Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
  • Location: Hybrid – within commutable distance of Birmingham
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • £25,561 per annum (pro rata for part-time hours)
  • Closing date: 23:59 on 02 June 2022
  • Reference: SUS3581Bs

About the role

As our Network Development Technical Officer, you will provide technical support to innovative cycling and walking projects on the National Cycle Network.

You will support the Network Development team by collating data and reporting to senior management, and will ensure that all infrastructure-related objectives are met in line with our Paths for Everyone vision and Network Plan project pipeline.

The role will involve working closely with Sustrans regional colleagues, supporting the development of our long-term Paths for Everyone vision through the delivery and development of the National Cycle Network across the Midlands and East regions.

You will assist the Network Development team on best practice and ensure that this, and wider transport investment, is well spent, and will help raise the standard of cycling and walking plans.

You will contribute to external-facing discussions with strategic and delivery partners, and ensure enquiries and public consultations related to Network infrastructure development are dealt with in a timely fashion.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates will be expected to attend a nominated hub/office base in Birmingham 2-3 days per week.

 

What our staff say

"The part that I enjoy the most has to be the fact that I can be creative with my role and always find opportunities to learn and improve.

"Within only 6 months, not only have I gained access to ArcGIS, but also Smartsheet, InDesign, Photoshop and FME. I’ve rarely had a chance to master the manipulation of some of these before, and now I'm able to use them on a daily basis - seeing the products being fed into reports, conversations and webinars, promoting their quality and credibility.

"The culture of the organisation is just so supportive and inclusive that you are exposed to such vast amount of opportunities and can always feel motivated and inspired."

Snow Wang, Network Development Technical Officer

 

About you

You will have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to build relationships with ease. You will use these skills to support the Network Development Team with contracts and agreements with delivery partners and external contractors, in-house commissioning and tendering, as well as advising our land and estate management operations.

You will have previous experience working within an ArcGIS technical role and should have the ability to use one or more of the following design packages, to aid the production of reports, designs and visualizations:

  • ArcGIS (mapping software)
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Smartsheet

You should be educated to degree level, or have the equivalent experience, in a relevant discipline such as geography, infrastructure, transport planning/policy or sustainable transport. 

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

 

Additional Information

  • Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 02 June 2022.
  • Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 10 June 2022.

Work perks

Wellbeing

  • 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working.
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Staff volunteer days.
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service.
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans.
  • Discount benefits.

Family-friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Flexible Working practices (full-time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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