Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £2 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment.
Transport Scotland is starting a period of transition, with the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects and a greater emphasis on the promotion of air quality, active travel, accessibility, and the development of the low carbon economy. This is underpinned by the development of a new National Transport Strategy covering Scotland’s transport needs and priorities for the next 20 years. The recent Programme for Government and the agency’s corporate plan set out a range of associated activities.
In this post, you will lead on all aspects associated with Air Quality Emission Abatement Retrofit Technology, in support of the Programme for Government Low Emission Zone (LEZ) commitment. Exhaust retrofit technology is likely to be an essential component in the practical mitigation of air pollution in Scotland, particularly where Low Emission Zones are implemented, and declared Air Quality Management Areas. You will also lead on the production of Ministerial and Senior Management Team briefings on these key topics.