Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £19,952.00 - £22,468.00 gross per year
  • Perth


Graduate Trainee, Transport Planning (PKC05699)
£19,952 - £22,468 Fixed Term (24 months)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth

Are you a digitally-savvy, adaptable, creative thinker with an energy and drive to succeed? Have you recently graduated and looking for an exciting opportunity where you can make a real difference to people's lives? If so, we need you!

You will bring fresh perspectives and challenge our current ways of thinking and working. You will also have excellent organisational skills, a strong customer focus and be a great communicator. If you would like to share in our ambition, commitment and drive to enhance the lives of the people within Perth and Kinross then we would like to hear from you!

Working in our Transport Planning Service, you will be involved in the development of the low carbon agenda, particularly in relation to the growth of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure. The role will include:

Development of EV Chargeplace Infrastructure
- Assist in the identification of suitable locations for charge points.
- Assist in the creation of documentation for the installations, such as location plans and Bills of Quantities.
- Liaise with all relevant internal and external parties regarding installation and maintenance of chargepoints.
- Updating relevant databases, gathering and producing information.
- Following the Energy Saving Trust (EST) feasibility studies in 2018/19, you will support in producing Perth & Kinross Council’s Switched on Towns & Cities (SOTC) funding bid.

You will have a keen interest in Transport Planning, particularly the low carbon agenda, having graduated to degree level, and are looking to start your career in this sector. You will be a self-motivated and confident with excellent communication skills to establish good working relationships. You should also have an eye for attention to detail, be enthusiastic and an ability to work to deadlines.

As part of the application process, applicants who are shortlisted will be sent a job match questionnaire, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

For further information please contact Alex Deans, Transport Planning Team Leader on 01738 476585.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your current or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills developed during a military career are transferable to local government roles.

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