SLR Consulting

Contact: Lily Burks
Region: England - South West
Location: Exeter
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Wednesday 31st August 2022
Salary: Unspecified

Senior Transport Planner

Job Description

Now part of SLR, Vectos’s Exeter based team provide transport planning advice to clients across sectors including residential, commercial, retail on projects ranging from new settlements to small scale land owner site promotion. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Transport Planning professional to join at Senior or Principal grade, to assist with both project delivery, and with client and team management activities within the Exeter office. SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 2000 staff across 5 regions – including over 726 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life. 



To apply for this position please submit your application at SLR Careers.

SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap.

SLR will close the role when we have received a sufficient number of applications, so please do not delay in applying for the position.


What you'll be doing

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of a wide range of transport assessments for various clients across the UK using a detailed knowledge and experience of standard modelling packages and recognised transport appraisal techniques. Duties will be varied but responsibilities will include:

•    Manage client relationships to ensure the securing of work and negotiate fee proposals

•    Plan and carry out marketing activities to agreed budgets 

•    Take personal responsibility for ensuring the profitability of designated projects 

•    Manage work projects and control project finances in line with client expectations and Vectos priorities

•    Continue to update personal knowledge or relevant technical, legal and policy changes

•    Manage and develop colleagues within the project team

•    Use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions 

•    Maintain continuous professional development

•    Provide guidance on quality matters and technical issues


What you'll bring to the role

•    Relevant degree (or higher) level qualification and membership of a relevant professional body (MCIHT  or similar)

•    Demonstrable experience at a comparable level within transport planning in a consultancy or similar commercial environment

•    Proven project delivery capabilities, along with team leadership and client management skills

•    Strong software modelling capabilities on relevant software packages: ARCADY/PICADY/LINSIG/TRANSYT


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