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Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,499
  • Stirling Council offices, with options to occasionally work from home or from other Sustrans desk spaces such as in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow
  • Closing 4th December 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd November 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week


As the new Sustrans Senior Project Officer, embedded with our partners at Stirling Council, you will develop, design, coordinate and implement active travel infrastructure projects, including providing technical advice on active travel project design and implementation.

About the role

As the new Sustrans Senior Project Officer (SPO), at Stirling Council you will develop, design, coordinate and implement active travel projects in line with project briefs, and the identified time, cost, and quality standards.

You will provide technical advice on all aspects of active travel project design and implementation; and will provide reports for the Project Manager/Senior Projects Engineer/Team Leaders on project progress.

You will undertake the detailed design of infrastructure projects, which may include surveys, assessment/feasibility studies, investigation of alternative proposals, preparation of drawings, compilation of bills of quantities, and evaluation of cost estimates.

You will assist with the co-ordination, administration and monitoring of external consultants engaged to undertake the design and construction of project, including the preparation of briefs for the provision of professional services. Also assist with the selection of contractors and other service providers, with recommendations.

There will be a professional development opportunity in the role to participate in site supervision and monitoring of construction work, as Engineer’s Representative, including measurement, materials testing, etc.

Representing Sustrans, and also Stirling Council, you will develop internal and external relationships with key people within the council and others within local government, professional bodies and authorities to deliver a transformative active travel strategy.

Your day-to-day duties will be advised by the Local Authority, with line management provided by a Partnerships Manager at Sustrans.

This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects for Stirling Council on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates should live within commutable distance of Stirling. The location will be the Stirling Council offices (Stirling, FK7 7QA), four days per week, with options to occasionally work from home or from other Sustrans desk spaces such as in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow.

About you

You should have professional experience in project design and delivery; be able to build relationships with ease; and a commitment to Sustrans’ vision and values.

You should be comfortable with all aspects of the role as outlined above and be an excellent communicator to facilitate writing applications for active travel funding opportunities. Communication skills will be further utilised in carrying out all aspects of consultation with other services and organisations (e.g. Police, Traders Associations, etc.) and the public, including community councils.

The following skills/experience/knowledge would be helpful in the role but not essential: AutoCAD; qualification in civil engineering; experience of competitive tendering and procurement; Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. 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.

What we offer


• 28 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


• 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

• London Weighting Allowance - For all colleagues who live in London (within the M25) an additional annual allowance of £3,995 will be paid.

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Application notes

To find out more visit our website

Additional information

• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 4th December 2022

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on Tuesday 13th, or Wednesday 14th December 2022

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.