The Government of Jersey is committed to increasing active travel in order to reduce carbon emissions and improve the public places used by the community.


The Active Travel and Placemaking Principal Engineer leads a multidisciplinary team of Engineers, Landscape Architects and Transport Planners in the Transport Projects team, working collaboratively with the wider department, island authorities, business, and the community to develop schemes that overcome barriers to active travel.


The role requires the ability to lead and drive forward complex projects which have local political profiles and strong community interest. An ability to understand the technical and analytical aspects of transport and engineering is essential as well as a strong appreciation of the way landscape design can improve the experience of those using public spaces.


Candidates should have a relevant chartered professional standing and experience in working beyond the engineering aspects of projects. Proven ability and experience in creating programmes and project pathways to deliver schemes from definition, concept consensus within the community, detailed design briefing and construction is essential.


The post holder works closely with the Transport Director to ensure that all stakeholders including politicians, organisations and communities feel a sense of engagement.


Exceptional skills in communication with the team and at all levels of organisational, political and stakeholder level is essential and creating programme briefs for graphical communication specialists is integral to the role.


Responsibilities also include leading the design of community engagement workshops, online engagement processes, website content design and updates and focus groups to understand transport behaviour.


All programmes require clear forward planning of project budgets and timelines with regular management reporting, so fluency in budgeting and programme reporting is important. A background from transport, engineering or landscape architecture is the likely career basis to which candidates will have subsequently added multidisciplinary project management to their skillset.


To apply please click the apply button.


*** 5 Years Residency Not Required ***


For an informal discussion please contact Quintin Murfin – q.murfin@gov.je


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About Government of Jersey

Jersey is self-governing and has it own financial and legal systems and its own courts of law. The States Assembly is made up of 49 elected members.

Jersey is a British Crown Dependency, and is defended and internationally represented by the UK government. The Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey is the personal representative of His Majesty the King on the Island.

Jersey’s government also issues its own internationally-recognised driving licences and is responsible for its own vehicle registration. Jersey has its own unique number plate sequence and number plates all start with the letter J.

The Island also has its own postal and telecommunications services.

Is Jersey part of Great Britain, the United Kingdom or the British Isles?
Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are part of the British Isles. England, Scotland and Wales make up Great Britain, while the United Kingdom includes Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Jersey is a British Crown Dependency. You can find a summary of the origins of our constitutional position on Jersey history.