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Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

To direct the implementation of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy, including sourcing funding for and overseeing expansion of the borough’s public charging network, and coordinating provision of charging infrastructure for fleet (including park and ride) and staff vehicles. To ensure that transport policy and performance activities are developed, co-ordinated and delivered efficiently and effectively and reflect wider policy goals such as the Climate Emergency Response Plan; and ensure the actions necessary to deliver the Programmes are promoted across the organisation and with partner organisations, the community and business to further develop, deliver and monitor the programme of work and its outcomes.

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Job Category
Highways and Transport
CWAC NJC - Grade 11
Salary Min
£43,366 per annum
Salary Max
£50,045 per annum
Hours per week
Weeks per year
Employment Type
Fixed Term
Contract Duration
2 years
Closing Date
Ref No

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic professional to join our ambitious, dynamic strategic transport team. Cheshire West and Chester Council adopted its local Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy in July 2023, and has bold targets to become a regional and then a national leader in electric chargepoint provision by 2030. The Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles) will be in the driving seat of achieving these targets, while also supporting broader transport decarbonisation policy ambitions. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to take charge of the borough’s transition to net zero transport by establishing and a long-term supply partnership which will deliver a boroughwide network of public and fleet charging.

If you have a passion for sustainable transport, are adept at building strong partnerships with key stakeholders to maximise delivery and you share our desire to translate our adopted strategy into action on the ground, then we would love to hear from you!

In return, you will be playing your part to support the uptake of electric vehicles and wider sustainable transport measures at a high performing council dedicated to combatting climate change. You will also receive 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, the ability to work flexibly and from home and have access to a range of benefits in terms of reward, wellbeing and development.

The role is initially offered on a 2-year fixed term basis. No candidate will meet every single requirement - if your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

For an informal discussion about the role feel free to contact Jack Hubert-Mayhew, Principal Transport Planner ( or Kristy Littler, Transport Manager (

We reserve the right to close this vacancy as soon as we have received enough applications for the role, therefore we encourage you to make your application without delay.

To find out more information about what it is like to work for Cheshire West and Chester Council including our rewards and benefits please see

No candidate will meet every single requirement - if your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please see the Equality Policy for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £10.90 per hour for all contracted hours.

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