Region: England - South East
Location: Norwich
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Senior Transport Planner, Development, Norwich

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.

Our Development Planning team in Norwich specialises in supporting Norfolk County Council and other transport planning projects across the East of England. We are seeking to recruit a Senior Transport Planner to join our Transportation team in Norwich. The Transport Team is part of a wider team with our Cambridge office and undertakes transport planning work, particularly providing advice to local authority clients on access, transportation and infrastructure issues and supporting their transport strategies, plans and schemes.Projects range from local town strategies to countywide modelling and plans and will include specific transport infrastructure schemes to support local authority transport objectives. The team also works closely with other WSP disciplines on high profile major multi-disciplinary projects. All staff are encouraged and assisted to progress their training towards, TPP or ICE Incorporated or Chartered status, with internal and external training opportunities provided.

A typical week would include:

You will also be required to lead your own projects. This will include the use of technical tools, site investigations, research and reporting and will include client contact, project management and a business development as appropriate. Financial management will be required on individual projects to ensure efficient use of resources and up to date invoicing. You can expect to be active on a number of projects at any given time. You will report to an Associate.


About You

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

You will preferably hold a HNC in Civil Engineering (and be working towards or desire to work towards a civil engineering degree) or another relevant transport planning qualification with experience of a local authority or a civil engineering working environment.                                                                                                                                                                    


You will have an understanding of local authority processes and transport planning. An understanding of relevant transport planning and modelling packages would be desirable, including junction modelling, network models (eg SATURN) and Mico-simulation (eg PARAMICS). Ability to work with more senior and junior staff in producing documents and studies is essential. You will need to have good written and spoken communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

You will be able to produce reports to support transport strategies, modelling, business case and transport plans. An understanding of Travel Plans would also be useful, You will have a good knowledge of the National Planning Policy Framework and associated Technical Guidance related to transport planning, such as DfT WebTAG and policies.                                                                                                            


Ideally you will be able to prepare transport planning reports, technical notes and presentations.                                                                               


Probably from a Consultancy or Development background with a bias on public sector work. Ability to seek clarity of instructions, check own work before submitting for approval, agree and meet timescales for items of work.   You will provide day to day project management support in the delivery of concept studies and strategies.

About Us

Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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.

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