Region: England - South East
Location: Hertford
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st May 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Associate Transport Planner, Hertford

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.

An enthusiastic Associate / Associate Director level Transport Planner is required to provide regional support to the transportation planning capability in the in the East / South East.  You would be based in the Hertford office and 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.

A typical week would include:

  • Winning work from  clients in the East / South East region;
  • Working with the Discipline Team Leader to develop a strategic action plan across 1 and 3 year time periods;
  • Mentoring the transport planning team to support their career development;
  • Contributing to the delivery of our 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;
  • Leading transport planning bids, involvement in transport planning and other bids and technical input to marketing materials as required.

About You

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

  • Ability to communicate technical arguments to technical and non-technical clients, and present outputs from studies to range of audiences.
  • Experience of liaising with and securing approvals from LA’s, WG, DfT and HA.
  • Knowledge and application of traffic modelling (, Junctions 8, Vissim, Paramics)
  • The ability to produce project reports, including technical documents;
  • Knowledge of transport guidance and best practice (WelTAG, WebTAG, DMRB, TAN 18 etc.)
  • Significant experience in development planning including production and review of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and planning agreements;
  • An in depth understanding of the Development Control process;
  • A proven track record in managing transport planning projects;
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and service a productive client work base
  • A degree in relevant spatial or numerical subject,

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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