Contact: Rebecca Church
Region: England - SE - Greater London
Location: London Aldgate
Category: Rail
Closes: Wednesday 27th February 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Senior Transport Planning Consultant - Rail Planning

Job Description

Our London office is currently seeking a full time Senior Transport Planning Consultant (or Senior Transport Planner) to sit within our South East Rail Planning Team. This role is a full time permanent role to be located in Aldgate, London. We value a healthy work life balance, as such we have the option of flexible working hours. London Aldgate is one of our central hubs for our global consultancy services, and working closely with our colleagues in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, as well as other offices; and is on the Metropolitan Line near the Aldgate East Station.

AECOM is a worldwide provider of technical consultancy services with over 100,000 staff, operating in a number of market sectors. AECOM has been recognised as the world’s largest Transportation consultancy. The company covers all transport modes and works throughout the lifecycle of projects from policy and strategy, through planning and implementation to operations and maintenance.

Within Transportation, AECOM’s Strategic Planning and Advisory sector provides transport planning, development planning and advisory services and is a leader in this field with over 415 staff in Europe, the majority of whom are based in the UK. Our current UK public sector clients include the Department of Transport, Transport for London, Highways England as well as a host of local authorities and London boroughs within England. We operate a number of Frameworks from the team so have a really diverse range of projects to choose from. We have proactively managed some of the UK’s most high profile Transport Planning and infrastructure projects which are at the forefront of the Transport Planning industry.


Job Duties:

  • We are seeking someone able to provide project management and technical support to the rail planning team based out of the London and St Albans offices.

  • The candidate would be expected to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working on rail planning projects for the public and private sector.

  • This work will include planning and evaluation of future public transport strategies and schemes, encompassing market analysis, demand and revenue forecasting, economic appraisal and business case development, leading to the development of rail scheme business cases.

  • An understanding of economic appraisal, including WebTAG would be relevant.

  • Typically this work will involve working with clients both within and outside the rail industry, ranging from involvement in franchise bidding through to supporting third party rail scheme promoters.

  • Clearly a wide knowledge of the rail industry would therefore be beneficial as our portfolio of work ranges from demand forecasting, to rail strategy development, scheme appraisal, market analysis, business impact and operational assessment.

  • The use of standard rail industry tools such as PDFH (Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook), MOIRA and/or Railsys is something we are able to offer our clients, alongside more bespoke approaches to deliver solutions where appropriate.

  • This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of projects for a wide variety of clients, including Transport for London, Department for Transport, Network Rail, train operators and franchise bidders.


Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates should recognise the core requirements of the role outlined above and would also be expected to support the wider transport planning capability within the company:

  • Proven project management and business development capabilities (including proposal writing);

  • Knowledge of the UK rail and wider public transport industry;

  • Self-motivation and capability to undertake specific tasks with minimum supervision;

  • Ability to manage own time to meet project deadlines;

  • Excellent presentation skills;

  • Excellent spreadsheet skills;

  • Excellent technical writing capability;

  • Educated to degree/masters level;

  • Experience of delivering technically challenging public transport planning projects and specifically rail planning projects;

  • Experience of liaising with public and private rail sector clients;

  • Understanding of Health and Safety requirements;

  • Knowledge and experience of rail planning tools, including application of PDFH principles and WebTAG guidance; and

  • Knowledge of the application of public transport modelling software.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Accreditation, such as CMILT, TPP, CIHT or MICE


Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

How to Apply

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