Curriculum Vitae

Position: Transport / Planning roles at several Local Authorities across the UK

Date: January 2009 – Present

Relevant Projects /experience:

Planning public consultation and engagement programmes

As a planner I was involved in several public engagement programmes where the objectives were to inform and engage the public and stakeholders about transport plans and projects. Specifically I have been involved in:

  • preparing programme plan by setting out the timescalew and mapping out tasks to meet the desire outcomes with key milestones and reporting checkpoints
  • arranging and booking venue – identifying suitable venues, arranging purchase orders and invoices, setting up venues
  • leading and manning consultation events – chairing meeting
  • presenting information and answering questions – talking to members of the public and fielding questions
  • gathering data from the public, encouraging completion of questionnaires
  • managing online presence of consultation – working with web design team to ensure website up to date
  • analysing data and preparing summary reports

Research and Analysis

My work as a planner involved research and analysis of existing challenges to identify recommendations and solutions. Specifically I was involved in:

  • evidence gathering through public surveys and engagement with local groups
  • desk based research using GIS mapping, journals and internet resources
  • compiling concise and informative reports for busy senior management
  • contacting local groups and experts by phone, email and post

Project Management

I have experience of managing large and small projects and a successful track record of delivery. My experience includes:

  • project managing studies into transport and urban development schemes
  • commissioning consultants to assist with technical aspects (producing briefs, RFQs, assessing bids, formally appointing consultants)
  • Developing programmes to meet objectives (sub-dividing projects into tasks with milestones)
  • Monitoring progress against tasks and critical path