Amey Consulting

Contact: Warren Murphy
Region: Scotland
Location: Edinburgh
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 18th June 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Transport Planner

Job Description

We deliver forward-thinking solutions for the world’s biggest asset owners, transforming the places where we live, work and travel. Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original thinking, then turning it into a reality. We arrive at better answers because we ask better questions.

Think big, create better:

Amey Consulting’s teams  impact the journeys of millions across the UK, by working in partnership with a range of clients and providing consultancy design services for strategic and local road networks, railways and active travel schemes.

Our multidisciplinary teams encompass all aspects of investigation, design and construction of roads, bridges and civil structures, geotechnical engineering, ITS and lighting, rail, environmental consultancy, utilities, BIM and transport planning schemes. We pride ourselves in working collaboratively within the team, stakeholders and our clients to deliver innovative and practical engineering design solutions.  

Our teams work on both major design projects and local network improvements and undertake services on national to local frameworks; including those with Transport Scotland, Scottish local authorities’ Excel Framework, Highways England, English and Welsh local government and Combined Authorities.  

We make our towns and cities better places to live by improving connectivity, journey times and quality of life.

 The Role:

Amey’s Transport Planning team are involved in the development of a wide variety of transportation strategies for road, rail and active travel schemes.

As a Transport Planner for Amey, you will have the opportunity to work on projects from around the UK which will involve traffic, rail and active travel modelling, scheme appraisal and business case development, feasibility design, technical reporting, project management and collaboration with design engineers and client liaison (including site visits); giving you the opportunity to develop your skill set across the full transport planning remit.

This is an opportunity for someone with a background in Transport Planning (either as an Assistant Transport Planner or through an educational route such as PhD), Urban Planning or as a Strategy Officer; or from a civil highways/rail design route with some transport planning experience who is looking to diversify. 

We find our team is constantly learning new technical and managerial skills as Transport Planning evolves in Amey. If applicable, our mentors will support you as you work towards Chartership and can offer a bonus of up to £5000 on completion.

As a Transport Planner at Amey Consulting, you’ll see your work from early design to the very end result, and every project will be different from the last. You’ll feel inspired to challenge yourself, as well as your colleagues. You’ll have the opportunity to thrive and we’ll help you shape your career whether through further qualification, learning new skills or whatever else you need to achieve your ambitions.

In a typical week you will:

  • Develop, run and document your work on a variety of traffic models including ‘Saturn’ and ‘Paramics’ (We provide expert support to help you develop your modelling skills.);
  • Run traffic economic models to calculate the benefits of road, rail and active travel schemes;
  • Manage small scale projects such as modelling the impacts of proposed trunk road lane closures for maintenance purposes, and undertake liaison with stakeholders;
  • Support senior and principal transport planners in the development of a wide range of road, rail, walking and cycling schemes including the application of WebTAG/ScotTAG and STAG and WelTAG business cases, feasibility and preliminary design;
  • Help support and supervise graduate transport planners;
  • Work closely with and provide transport planning advice to scheme design engineers. 

We want to hear from you if:

  • You can demonstrate developing experience and expertise within the relevant technical field, probably gained in an Assistant Transport Planner role or equivalent;
  • You can produce or oversee the production of technically sound transport planning solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards and client requirements, working under supervision;
  • You have experience in undertaking project related tasks associated with health, safety and welfare
  • You can demonstrate an understanding of technical governance procedures within a consulting engineering environment;
  • You have a Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate subject;
  • You have an agreed programme of actions towards successful achievement of either Transport Planning Professional (TPP) status, Chartered Engineer status or Incorporated Engineer status;
  • You have an appreciation of technical governance procedures and how they are applied within a consulting engineering environment;
  • You can assist in the professional development of more junior staff in the role of a local mentor.

In return:

Our rewards make us better people here at Amey Consulting. If you’re happy, you’ll think better. It’s a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that’s why we’ve worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays, the latter which can be taken at anytime if you are based in Scotland.
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Amey Rewards Portal including healthcare, dental and childcare vouchers

What else is better about working for Amey?

Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original, real-world thinking, then turning it into a reality. Your solutions will have impact, making a genuine difference to people’s lives. It’s what makes a career with us unlike any other.

We value collective expertise, but also the spark one person can bring. As one of us, you can really be you, because your individuality is an asset. You’ll be surrounded by people who want you to thrive and embrace new challenges.

You’ll work in a team that is open-minded and where every idea will count. You’ll be stretched, but always supported. Well recognise your hard work and look after your well-being too. You’ll be empowered to play your part and achieve, encouraged to fulfil your own ambition as well as the shared one.

We don’t believe in typical: we believe a diversity of backgrounds and skills create the best environment and opportunities. It means we ask better questions to arrive at better answers because we learn from each other’s perspectives. And this means better outcomes for our clients our communities and ourselves.

How to Apply

To apply, send a copy of your CV to Warren Murphy at 


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