Transport Planning Manager

Transport Planning Manager

Transport Planning Managers lead the design of policies and plans to prepare for future transport needs. They enjoy building relationships and collaborating with a range of stakeholders – including government, members of the public and private businesses.

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Average Salary

£30,000 - £52,000

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What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Developing short-term and long-term transport plans that align with the objectives of multiple bodies and organisations
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of transportation systems, including the scheduling of vehicles and drivers
  • Ensuring compliance with transportation regulations and laws
  • Managing transportation budgets
  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders


  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Financial management
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving


  • GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels
  • Transport Planning or equivalent Foundation Degree
  • T Level in Transport Planning or related subject
  • Level 4 NVQ, equivalent Level 5 Diploma or equivalent Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Transport Planning or related subject
  • Relevant transport planning-specific health and safety qualifications

Example Qualifications

  • Higher National Diploma
  • Level 4 NVQ
  • Level 5 Award
  • Level 5 Certificate
  • Level 5 Diploma
  • Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship


  • East Anglia: £36,018
  • East Midlands: £35,815
  • London: £52,373
  • North East: £37,238
  • North West: £37,814
  • Scotland: £38,639
  • South East: £37,025
  • South West: £30,648
  • Wales: £40,575
  • West Midlands: £32,346
  • Yorkshire The Humber £35,625

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