Project Manager, Co-Design

Environment & Sustainability, Project Management, Sustainable Transport & Logistics
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Salary Details
£32,475 - £38,855 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
Closing Date
Are you a skilled Project Manager who really wants to affect change for the better, making our towns and cities more liveable happy places?

Job Description

As Project Manager, Co-Design, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of priority projects, and development of future of projects, to showcase best practice in active travel and place making across Scotland.

You will plan and manage resources leading to the  delivery of projects such as Ardrossan Connections , Wick Street Design  or Perth Pocket Places against a range of project deliverables, financial and performance targets;  you will also work closely with colleagues within our Places for Everyone and Network Development teams. 

This is a dedicated role working across specific priority projects with opportunities to work with representatives from communities, central and local government, active travel delivery partners, Transport Scotland and other key stakeholders.

We offer true hybrid working with an approach to suit individual circumstances; whether that is working from one of our new hubs in Edinburgh or Glasgow, from home or a mixture of both. However, you must be able to travel on occasion to Edinburgh or Glasgow when required.

About you

You will be an experienced leader, able to motivate and manage a team; in this instance the team consists mainly of project leads and engagement and behavioural change professionals, whilst also utilising the services of designers and engineers.

We work collaboratively so you should be able to build relationships easily across a diverse range of people, from community groups to local authorities, using your expert communication skills to engage with them effectively and advance our project delivery.

We will look for evidence of your experience of working on design projects, including coverage of the development of concept designs through to working alongside others to manage the technical design, and construction stages on smaller projects.

We ask you demonstrate your experience of working on projects with a significant level of partner and community engagement and involvement, in addition we would ask you are able to facilitate at workshops.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity & respect.

Work perks


  • 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working.
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Staff volunteer days.
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service.
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.


  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans.
  • Discount benefits.


  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Flexible Working practices (full-time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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Company Description

We’re custodians of the National Cycle Network, a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve. 

We bring people together to create places with clean air and green spaces, where friends and facilities are just a short walk away. Cities and towns where everyone can thrive without having to use a car.