Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - North West
Location: Manchester
Category: Transport modelling
Closes: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Assistant Transport Modeller, Manchester

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.

Regionally, we operate through our northern offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Transport Modeller to provide support to the transportation modelling capability in the North West.  The person will be based in the Manchester office and will contribute to the delivery of projects for our public-sector clients including Transport for the North, Highways England, TfGM, City of Leeds, City of Newcastle and a range of local authorities across the region. 

We have the UK’s largest team of development and transport planners, all dedicated to enabling our clients to create viable and deliverable developments which provide lasting social and environmental improvements. 

We advise our clients from the earliest stages of development. We can unlock development land previously considered uneconomic or technically challenging, and are proud of our reputation for working with other professional teams to produce cost-effective, integrated solutions. 

Though our pioneering work on applying movement frameworks and street design concepts to masterplans, and our research in transport policy and our intelligent transport system designs, we’re able to create places that respond to the needs of all stakeholders. 

We act as strategic advisors and expert witnesses, specialising at all stages from pre-acquisition studies to delivery. Our clients draw on our transport modelling and planning capabilities to deliver evidence to support the planning functions of local authorities and create sustainable transport investment plans.

A typical week would include:

  • Providing technical support on a diverse range of modelling projects
  • Contributing to the wider Modelling team through other inputs such as data analysis, network development, matrix construction methods, forecast projections and appraisal techniques
  • Working on a range of different projects such as model build projects, business cases, Local Plans and strategies

About You

You will have a good understanding of transport modelling and its subsequent application in operational and appraisal.  You will be expected to support the delivery of a wide range of projects encompassing highway and public transport model development, analysis and application.

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

  • A degree in relevant spatial or numerical subject, at Grade 2:1 or above
  • An understanding of transport modelling techniques
  • Experience of providing input to strategic modelling projects including model development and application
  • Understanding of UK modelling and appraisal guidance
  • An appreciation of future trends within the transport modelling industry
  • The ability to produce high quality inputs into project reports, including technical documents and visualisations to convey outcomes

The following skills/qualifications are desirable: 

  • Holding or working towards Chartered status in organisations including CIHT / TPS / ICE / CILT;
  • Post-graduate degree in Transportation Modelling, Planning or other relevant subject;
  • Experience of data science and programming
  • Competence in GIS techniques; and
  • Full and clean driving license.

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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