We are currently seeking applications for a Procurement Adviser within Transport Scotland based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.
The post holder will work in the Procurement Team within the Major Projects directorate which is responsible for the delivery of a number of major projects, the majority of which are high value/high risk, and the provision of procurement advice across the agency.
Procurement is an integral part of the project management process. Consequently, this activity is not undertaken by a central procurement department but carried out in a devolved manner by staff with appropriate skills and expertise who are members of specific project teams as part of the wider project management role. Therefore, the Procurement Team has an essential role to play in supporting sustainable procurement across all of Transport Scotland’s operational and policy areas, and across all transport modes.
The applicant must also have a commitment to Continuous Professional Development.
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. It is responsible, on behalf of Scottish Ministers, for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the railways and trunk road networks throughout Scotland, for transport policy, aviation, ports, freight and inland waterways, and for running the national concessionary fares schemes. 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.