Contact: Lorraine MacEwan
Region: UK Various
Location: St Albans, London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Chesterfield or Edinburgh
Category: Transport planning
Closes: 30 Apr 2024
Salary: Unspecified
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Associate Director - Transport Planning - Future Mobility

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit an Associate Director to join our Strategic Modelling and Appraisal team to help win and deliver projects as well as drive innovation. 

We’re looking for individuals who can develop and lead a team, take ownership of their work to help deliver exciting projects and find optimal solutions to meet client and commercial needs.

An ideal candidate will come from an analytical background and experience in transport modelling and simulation of transportation systems, including conventional and emerging transportation systems, demand modelling, agent-based modelling, activity-based demand modelling, programming and visualising data.

This role requires demonstrable VISUM experience, with experience in statistical and/or demand modelling being highly desirable.

We use technology, Big Data (e.g. Mobile Phone and GPS data) and apply statistical modelling, programming, operational research, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to develop transport modelling tools as well as visualising transport data. We work collaboratively with colleagues across AECOM’s different business lines.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of ground-breaking and innovative projects for a wide variety of clients.

Our current UK public sector clients include the Department of Transport, Transport for London, National Highways as well as a host of local authorities and London boroughs within England.  We have proactively managed some of the UK’s most high-profile transport planning and infrastructure projects which are at the forefront of the transport planning industry.  These span innovative use and application of mobile phone data through to close partnership working and research with universities and academia.

We have an impressive portfolio of projects. Current and recent projects including:

  • 6 County Model Frameworks (model development and application)
  • National Highways Policy Modelling
  • TfL Cycle Route Choice Research
  • TfL’s MoTiON Activity-based TopEnd Model
  • Multiple Model Development and Applications as part of TfL Operation and Strategic Modelling Contracts
  • Multiple Active Business Cases (at OBC and FBC stages)
  • TAG Guidance Update; Department for Transport
  • GPS Data Research and Development (journey times and demand matrix development)
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland National Transport Model (NTpM) Update,

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide technical leadership in VISUM, and preferably statistical and/or demand modelling
  • Drive innovation in transport modelling, research, data analysis and visualisation
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Help develop client portfolio and technical capabilities in emerging areas (e.g. such as agent-based, activity-based demand modelling, and data-driven models)
  • Contributing to Technical and Financial Proposals
  • Manage projects/workstreams within projects, ensuring that best practice techniques are applied consistently.
  • Explore opportunities to innovate and add value in traditional transport modelling projects.
  • Contribute to and attend industry events and conferences.


  • Demonstrable VISUM experience in a technical lead role
  • Experience in transport demand and supply modelling; forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals
  • Knowledge and experience in computer programming languages (e.g. Python, R)
  • Experience of delivering challenging transport planning projects
  • Experience of working on a variety of projects as project leader with experience of dealing directly with clients
  • Risk identification and management skills
  • Experience of applied research and development
  • Good knowledge and familiarity with key guidance documents, such as TAG


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