Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - South East
Location: Basingstoke, Southampton or Guildford
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st May 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Senior Transport Planner (Development Planning) - 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.

We are currently recruiting a Senior Transport Planner (Development Planning) to provide support to the Development Planning team and to act in the capacity as Project Manager on small projects as required. Following a number of recent project appointments for private developers, we are now looking to grow our Development Planning team in our Basingstoke, Southampton or Guildford office where we have an expanding transport planning team offering a range of services to public and private sector clients. The requirement is for a Senior Transport Planner to work on and assist in leading a range of Development Planning projects. This role would suit an experienced Transport/Development Planner who has developed a strong technical base and gained some initial experience in project management, who now wishes to take the opportunity to work closer with our clients and take a greater level of responsibility on project management and overall responsibility of the projects. It will allow you to build experience of customer liaison and project management and mentoring whilst developing your own skills. 

A typical week would include:

  • Prepare high quality technical notes and reports; e.g.: feasibility studies; Transport Assessments, Travel Plans etc
  • Manage small projects to quality, cost and time
  • Provide clear advice to clients and members of project teams
  • Line Management of junior staff
  • Assist the Divisional Manager with providing career development support to team members
  • Deliver to agreed personal targets
  • Keep up to date with developments in areas of professional expertise
  • Actively contribute towards other duties across the Business Unit e.g. :health & safety, quality, training, Client feedback etc
  • Engage with more senior colleagues to develop scope of work, timescales and budget expectations
  • Resolve problems or issues to support the delivery of projects
  • Maintain effective working relationships with team members and clients.


About You

Demonstration of your experience in a development/transport planning occupation, in the private sector would be expected with evidence of developing responsibilities within this career. This should include personal experience of producing Transport Assessments plus capability in one or more of the following areas: Travel Plans, Junction Modelling, Development Control, Strategic and local policy. This a permanent role with excellent career prospects for an enthusiastic person. 

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

  • First degree
  • MSc Transport Planning desirable, although not essential
  • Ideally Chartered Professional (CEng, MRTPI, TPP or CMILT) status (desirable)
  • Must be proficient in Word and Excel; ideally understand/have experience of Macros etc.

Plus a selection of the following skills/experience:

  • Familiarity with manual for Streets and DMRB requirements
  • Traffic Data Analysis
  • Masterplanning
  • Transport Assessment
  • Travel Planning and Smarter Choices
  • Planning Policies
  • Conceptual highway design
  • Street and Place design e.g.; Manual for Streets
  • Junction Modelling (LinSig, Transyt, ARCADY, PICADY)
  • Microsimulation e.g.: PARAMICS, VISSIM
  • Must be an excellent communicator, orally and in the written form
  • Client facing and ability to interact with fellow professionals
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Confident in advising/negotiating with clients and fellow team members
  • Analyse and solve complex transport issues
  • Able to accurately interpret results and create sustainable solutions
  • Able to structure and compose reports to a high quality.


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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