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

Associate, Transport Planning- Private Sector, Birmingham

Job Description

About the Role

Job Summary

An experienced Associate level Transport Planner is required to provide project management support to the transportation planning capability in the WSP Birmingham office.  The person will be based in the Birmingham  and be expected to lead the development of Transport Planning. This will include day to day management of project teams and delivering on new client opportunities. The role requires development of the client base for the region with a particular focus on the Private sector.

You will have an extensive understanding of transport planning, and the versatility to apply your skills in traffic modelling, traffic engineering and transport planning  You would also be expected to have extensive experience of managing transport projects and the commercial aspects of bidding, winning and delivering successful schemes.

The successful candidate will lead in developing a wider Transport Planning capability through key roles on existing transportation projects and via wider inputs to internal and external clients.

 Core Functions:

  • Win work from  clients in the West Midlands region;
  • Work with the Discipline Team Leader to develop a strategic action plan across 1 and 3 year time periods;
  • Mentor for transport planning team to support their career development;
  • Contributing to the delivery of WSP business strategy for the Region, which includes meeting productivity targets, widening our client base and growing the team;
  • Liaison with team leaders from other disciplines in Region to identify opportunities and transfer market knowledge;
  • Project management of transport planning projects being delivered by virtual teams for range of clients, ensuring they are delivered to high standard, within budget and on programme;
  • Attendance at client meetings as required by project and business development activities;
  • Responsibility for resourcing, attending resourcing meetings, securing team workload and meeting budgeted team productivity targets;
  • Responsibility for identifying and managing team training, carrying out appraisals and approval of leave;
  • Leading transport planning bids, involvement in transport planning and other bids and technical input to marketing materials as required.

About You

The following skills are essential:

  • Proven ability to develop and service a productive client work base
  • Proven track record in managing transport planning projects;
  • In depth understanding of the Development Control process;
  • Significant experience in development planning including production and review of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and planning agreements;
  • Knowledge of transport guidance and best practice (WebTAG, DMRB, TAN 18 etc.)
  • Numerical ability and capability in data analysis and use of MS Excel;
  • Ability to produce project reports, including technical documents;
  • Knowledge and interpretation of Strategic Modelling (SATURN, VISUM, CUBE etc)
  • Knowledge and application of traffic modelling (, Junctions 8, Vissim, Paramics)
  • Experience of liaising with and securing approvals from LA’s, WG, DfT and HA.
  • Ability to communicate technical arguments to technical and non-technical clients, and present outputs from studies to range of audiences.

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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