Region: England - South East
Location: Cambridge or Hertford
Category: Transport modelling
Closes: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Principal Transport Modeller - Cambridge or 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 experienced Principal Transport Modeller is required to join an established and highly experienced transport team in Cambridge or Hertford. The local transport team offers clients a wide range of multi-disciplinary services including transport modelling (as well as development planning work involving site appraisals, transport assessments, master planning, public transport studies and public consultation), and is complemented by our other offices nationally, including modelling teams in Leeds and Manchester.

A typical week would include:

  1. Task leader on modelling projects; expected to lead small in-house project teams
  2. Assisting with scoping of client requirements for modelling, and specification of related model tasks
  3. Transport model development. Tasks may include but not limited to model building, calibration/validation, model testing and auditing, checking and analysis of model outputs
  4. Skills transfer to junior team members
  5. Preparation of technical reports and proposals for clients
  6. Contribute to our process of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing relating to transport modelling across our national transport planning business.

About You

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

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a numerate or transport discipline
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • In-depth experience in developing transport models from first principles including forecasting
  • Ability to independently devise study methodology
  • Proven ability to build, calibrate and validate transport models with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of transport policy and appraisal issues and techniques
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in one of the following strategic modelling packages: SATURN, VISUM,
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in one of the following microsimulation modelling packages VISSIM, Paramics
  • Some experience in VBA programming or similar and experience of programming bespoke analysis tools.

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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