A board member with cycling expertise is being sought for Transport Infrastructure Ireland, which is responsible for the development and operation of the national road network and light rail infrastructure in Ireland.
As we reported back in November, outgoing transport minister, Shane Ross, announced that the competition for four positions on the board of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) will include one reserved for an individual with cycling expertise.
TII look after national roads, the motorway network, the Luas network and future planning for such including for Luas extensions and MetroLink planned in Dublin. When provided, cycling routes around such infrastructure is often done in collaboration with local authorities. Planning for MetroLink and future Luas routes is done with the National Transport Authority.
The advertisement states that “it is essential that candidates demonstrate expertise in one of the four key areas listed below. It is intended to appoint one person in respect of each of these areas.” The four areas are: (1) Legal, (2) Accounting/Audit/Risk, (2) Cycling and (4) Disability/Accessibility.
The cycling header states that “Candidate must demonstrate evidence of experience/knowledge at an appropriate level
of at least two of the following: Cycling policy/planning, Cycling infrastructure, Road safety/safety education, and Management of projects/programmes/maintenance operations.”
The roll is paid at €11,970 per year plus travel and subsistence at Civil Service rates. Successful candidates will be required to attend 11 board meetings per year, the work is estimated to amount to in the region of 15 days per year.
The deadline for applying is 3pm on Thursday February 6, 2020. Details can be found at stateboards.ie.
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