Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - South West
Location: Bristol
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Monday 31st December 2018
Salary: Unspecified

Senior Transport Planner, Transport Modelling, Bristol

Job Description

About the Role

Job Summary:

An experienced Senior Transport Modeller is required to join an established and highly experienced transport team in Bristol. The local transport team offers clients a wide range of multi-disciplinary services including transport modelling (as well as development planning work involving site appraisals, transport assessments, master planning, public transport studies and public consultation), and is complemented by our other offices nationally, including modelling teams in Exeter and Cardiff.

The candidate will work with an experienced transport modeller and have opportunity to gain cutting edge skills in this area. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with modellers locally and across WSP’s offices on modelling, data analysis, and transport planning projects, with potential for international work also. The role would be expected to include management of projects and staff, with considerable client exposure. The role presents an excellent opportunity to progress your career and work within a successful team of transport modelling professionals, with established transport models, complemented by a wide range of regionally, nationally and internationally based transport planning and modelling projects.

Core Functions:

• Task leader on modelling projects; expected to lead small in-house project teams• Assisting with scoping of client requirements for modelling, and specification of related model tasks• Transport model development. Tasks may include but not limited to model building, calibration/validation, model testing and auditing, checking and analysis of model outputs• Skills transfer to junior team members• Delivery to timescales, budget and technical quality• Preparation of technical reports and proposals for clients• Attendance at internal and client team meetings• Direct reporting to external and internal clients• Contribute to our process of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing relating to transport modelling across our national transport planning business• To work to a high technical standard.• All employees shall familiarise themselves with our health and safety arrangements and guidance relevant to themselves and their activities and shall meet any specific duties for their role as detailed within GNHS020 – Competencies, Roles and Responsibilities. This document is available to all employees through our company intranet and is accessible from your first day with the company

About You


  • A degree (or equivalent) in a numerate or transport discipline
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • In-depth experience in developing transport models from first principles including forecasting
  • Ability to independently devise study methodology
  • Proven ability to build, calibrate and validate transport models with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of transport policy and appraisal issues and techniques
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in one of the following strategic modelling packages: SATURN, VISUM,
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in one of the following microsimulation modelling packages VISSIM, Paramics
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office tools, particularly MS Excel
  • Some experience in VBA programming or similar and experience of programming bespoke analysis tools
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure

Desirable Skills

  • Transport related MSc
  • Experience in GIS techniques
  • Experience in the application of economic assessment tools
  • Professional membership of a relevant institution.

About Us

We are one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, helping create exciting and inspiring projects that help communities thrive.

We foster collaboration in everything we do, striving to leverage each other’s strengths across a network of experts, technical and non-technical, to exceed expectations together.

It matters to us that each of our colleagues comes to work every day with curiosity, drive and a sense of purpose. We are living proof that a stimulating, open working environment where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported is a catalyst for outstanding achievements.

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