Region: England - North West
Location: Manchester or Liverpool
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st May 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Transport Planner/Senior Transport Planner, Development - Manchester or Liverpool

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.

Regionally, we operate through our northern offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Join us as a Transport Planner to provide support to the transportation planning capability in the North and North West.  The person will be based in the Manchester or Liverpool office and will contribute to the delivery of projects for our private sector clients. With more significant experience and capability candidates may be suitable for a Senior Transport Planner role.

You will have a good understanding of transport planning, and the versatility to apply your skills in development planning.  You will be expected to support the delivery of a wide range of projects to our private sector clients.

A typical week would include:

  • Transport assessments
  • statements and travel plans
  • Junction modelling and design.
  • You can expect to be involved on a number of projects at any given time, so the ability to manage competing priorities is essential.
  • You will have experience in leading your own project work at a task level, including monitoring performance against budgets and programme. Given our regional structure you will be flexible to working on projects across our northern offices.

About You

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

  • Degree in relevant spatial or numerical subject, at Grade 2:1 or above;

The following skills are essential:

  • An understanding of transport project development processes;
  • Experience of the production and review of transport assessments and statements and travel plans.
  • Understanding of the Development Control process
  • Knowledge of transport guidance and current best practice (such as WebTAG)
  • Knowledge and application of traffic modelling (Junctions 8, Vissim, Paramics)
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills and excellent working knowledge of MS Office tools
  • Ability to produce high quality inputs into project reports, including technical documents;
  • Ability to communicate technical arguments to technical and non-technical colleagues.

The following skills/qualifications are desirable:

  • Working towards Chartered Engineer/TPP status;
  • Post-graduate degree in Transportation Planning or other relevant subject;
  • Experience of traffic engineering and modelling;
  • Competence in GIS techniques; and
  • Full and clean driving license.

If not already achieved, the candidate will be expected to work towards professional accreditation

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 bit about us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

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