Jim Grieve has extensive experience in transport and infrastructure engineering, and operated at senior management level in local authorities for over a decade, managing a wide range of technical and professional services related to local authority civil and transportation engineering. He was appointed Head of Transport at Edinburgh City Council in 2007.
In 2013 Jim stepped in to the role of Programmes Manager at SEStran and has taken charge of a demanding portfolio of projects; including many EU funded initiatives. He works closely with a wide range of partners in the UK and Europe.
SEStran is a Regional Transport Partnership comprised of eight local councils in South East Scotland: Borders, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. SEStran aims to develop a transportation system for SE Scotland that will enable business to function effectively, and provide everyone living in the region with improved access to health care, education, public services and employment opportunities. SE Scotland is facing a 10% increase in population by 2024. This will increase demand for transportation and raise the possibility of increased traffic congestion and pollution.