Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - South East
Location: Basingstoke, Southampton or Guildford
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Transport Planner Or Senior Transport Planner - Basingstoke, Southampton or Guildford

Job Description

About the Role

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

Our Development team is seeking a Transport Planner or a Senior Transport Planner to join the Transportation team in Basingstoke.  The role will include a range of projects from commercial, retail, and residential through to Local Development Framework Representations and providing Expert Witness evidence. Your principal role will be the day to day technical input into a variety of projects as well as project management of some projects depending on your level of experience. You will provide support to a number of senior staff as well as developing your own project management and commercial skills.

A typical week could include:

  • Preparing Transport Statements, Transport Assessments and Travel Plans for a range of development planning projects across the region.
  • Project management of smaller projects and collaborative team working on larger projects.
  • Training, support and mentoring for a large, experienced and well –regarded transport team.
  • Various forms of transport modelling to highlight various scenarios and assumptions.
  • Working in a large multi-disciplinary office with access to a range of people at a similar career stage across a variety of fields.
  • Helping train and mentor the annual intake of new graduates and apprentices into the team.

About You

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Post Graduate work experience as a Transport Planner/Transport engineer in a consulting or local authority environment.  
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related subject, and a Master’s degree in transport would be ideal
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills to be able to liaise with clients and discuss idea’s with non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with:
    • Transport Statements, Transport Assessments and Travel Plans;
    • Access strategy work, parking strategies, sustainable transport, S106 agreements, S278 agreements and guidance such as NPPF, DfT Transport Assessment guidelines, Manual for Streets etc;
    • Setting up and running PICADY’s and ARCADYS;
    • An understanding of LINSIG and can carry this modelling out for different scenarios, understand what they are doing and why;
    • The principles of micro-simulation and strategic models/modelling
    • Junction design (priority, roundabout, signals); 

About Us

Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.


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