Principal Projects Officer

  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Salary: £41,450 - £44,941
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 14/02/2024 at 16:00
  • Reference: PL/24/267661

Our vision is to create a fairer, stronger and cleaner city region. Somewhere we can all be proud of, where no one is left behind. To make our vision a reality we’re looking for people, from all walks of life, who reflect the diversity of our communities, feel connected to our vision, and who role model our three behaviours. [read them here link tbc]

The Combined Authority is led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and brings together Liverpool City Region's six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to us all, together.

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region.


Role overview:

An opportunity has arisen for a Lead Principal Project Officer within the Active Travel Development Team (previously known as KRN and Sustainable Transport Team), within the Place Directorate of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

The main purpose of the post will include, but not be restricted to:

Provision of strategic transport level advice in support of the development of the LCR Active Travel Priorities, via the early identification of potential funding opportunities, development of proposals and the subsequent development and review of Transport Business Cases and funding applications.

Development of the feasibility and economic appraisal of options to support active travel, working with colleagues and stakeholders to meet LCR CA requirements for business case development.

Provision of strategic advice and coordination of the development of projects within LCR active travel and transport programmes and subsequent programme monitoring and evaluation.

Developing and managing in-house prioritisation of schemes with key stakeholders to help secure the funding for City Region Active Travel/Transport Projects.

Provision of day to day management of the Active Travel Development Principal Project Officers and others in the Team as the need arises.

The successful post holder will have an opportunity to positively influence the development of active travel in the city region liaising closely with Active Travel England and all 6 constituent local authorities in the city region, ensuring the  integration of active travel into other areas and schemes across the city region.


Key role and responsibilities: 

  • Prepare tender documentation, procure and supervise external contractor and consultant commissions
  • Undertake and comment upon design checks and reviews of proposed schemes
  • Identification and mitigation of risks to enable successful delivery of schemes
  • Ensuring robust approaches to technical and economic business case development whilst managing and controlling allocated resources within agreed budgets
  • Monitoring, measuring, evaluating and reporting on initiatives or projects and their delivery within agreed formats and timescales in accordance with the PMO and Directorate teams
  • Technical liaison with Merseytravel, LCRCA teams and District representatives
  • during project / programme development and delivery.
  • Represent the LCR as appropriate, at local, regional and national committees and meetings
  • Application of corporate programme and project management methodology.
  • Promoting a culture of continuous improvement with staff and stakeholders
  • Ensuring that statutory requirements are met through understanding the current legislation affecting transport in the LCR.


Required skills and knowledge: 

  • Educated to Degree or HND/HNC* level in a relevant discipline e.g. Civil Engineering / Transport Planning / Project Management relevant experience. *
  • Successful project /programme planning, delivery and implementation. *
  • Membership of a professional body.
  • Preparation of reports / presentation of information to management, local politicians and stakeholders*
  • Knowledge/experience of transport related government policy and legislation both locally and nationally.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local government processes and procedures.
  • Political’ awareness and understanding of the regional and national political context and influences.
  • Relevant ICT skills with knowledge of MS software packages.*
  • A commitment to the LCR and an understanding of its stakeholders
  • An ability to demonstrate our core values, including a commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Experience of contributing to a high-performance culture


What we can offer you: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days rising to 34 days after 5 years service , as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 9 additional days
  • Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
  • Flexible and hybrid working with role dependent overtime and enhanced pay
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling services
  • Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning


We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.


The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, CV applications will only be accepted alongside a completed personal and monitoring information online application form.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed