Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: Scotland
Location: Glasgow
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st May 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Transport Planner, Glasgow

Job Description

About the Role

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

We are seeking to recruit an Engineer grade Transport Planner / Engineer to join our Transport Planning team in Glasgow. The Transport Team undertake development planning work, providing advice to private sector and local authority clients on access and transportation issues and supporting development proposals through the planning process. The team works closely with our Infrastructure, Services, Structures and Environmental teams on larger multi-disciplinary development proposals.

Projects range from small residential developments through to the redevelopment of town centres, retail parks, foodstores, transport interchanges and major regeneration / mixed use schemes. 

The position will be to support the role of senior staff in managing Transport Assessment work and other general transportation advice on schemes. It will include the use of technical tools, site investigations, research and reporting and will also include some client contact.

A typical week would include:

  • Delivering development proposals as part of a multi-disciplinary team, under the guidance of others
  • Working within a team to achieve workable and economic masterplan and junction solutions for clients, including for the movement of both people and vehicles
  • Being active on a number of projects / client accounts at any given time

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you:

  • Are degree educated and are approaching the appropriate professional qualification
  • Have experience of transport planning and inputting to development masterplans
  • Are well versed in the preparation of quality Transport Assessments, providing design advice to clients and architects, and supporting information such as Travel Plans
  • Ideally you will have knowledge of areas such as public transport and policies at local, regional and national level
  • Have demonstrable hands-on experience of traffic analysis software (TRICS, ARCADY, PICADY, TRANSYT, LINSIG, Paramics or similar and spreadsheets) and analysis
  • Have knowledge of preliminary road design and AutoCad (desirable)
  • Experience of report writing
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Some Project Management and financial management experience may also be required on individual projects to ensure efficient use of resources and monthly invoicing. The position will report to both a Line Manager and individual Project Managers / Directors as necessary, although at Engineer level additional day-to-day support will also be provided by our Principal Engineers / Associates. The postholder will be expected to work as part of a team, including delegation of tasks.

About Us

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.

A little about us:

Our work is serious, and serious fun. We create homes for penguins, help you get from A to B faster and safer, create inspiring places to live and work, and shape the skylines of our cities.

We value our people and our reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers, not problems, and we pride ourselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions. If you are interested in finding ways to help society thrive, at home and further afield, an exciting career could be waiting for you here. 

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