Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - Yorkshire and Humberside
Location: Leeds
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Principal Transport Planner (DP) Leeds

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.

We are seeking to recruit a Principal Transport Planner to join our Transportation team in Leeds. This part of the Transport Team undertakes largely development planning work specialising in providing advice to private sector clients on access, transportation and infrastructure issues and supporting development proposals through the planning process. It works closely with our Infrastructure Team, Environmental team and our Property team.

A typical week would include:

Your key role will be supporting the process towards securing planning applications for sites and to undertake and supply supporting information during master planning and regeneration projects. You can expect to be active on a number of projects/client accounts at any given time. These can vary in both scale and nature, making the workload extremely interesting. We operate throughout Yorkshire and the North East of England with projects ranging from minor extensions of community facilities through to redevelopment of town centres and major business parks. The position will be to support senior staff in managing the background work to collate Transport Assessments and other general advice on schemes. It will include the use of technical tools, site investigations, research and reporting and will include client contact and a certain level of business development as appropriate. Some financial management will be required on individual projects to ensure efficient use of resources and up to date invoicing. The postholder will also be responsible for junior staff, including their development and project outputs.

All employees shall familiarise themselves with our health and safety arrangements and guidance relevant to themselves and their activities and shall meet any specific duties for their role as detailed within GNHS020 – Competencies, Roles and Responsibilities. This document is available to all employees through our company intranet and is accessible from your first day with the company

About You

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

  • A relevant qualification and strong experience of transport planning at a senior level. Ideally you will be well versed in the preparation of quality Transport Assessments, Transport Strategies and supporting information such as Travel Plans.
  • Experience in a range of sectors and work types would be beneficial. Ideally you will have knowledge of areas such as public transport and policies at local, regional and national level. Some knowledge of Inquiry procedures would also be useful but is not essential.
  • The ability to think at both strategic and detailed levels is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of preliminary highway design, junction design and analysis, traffic software (TRICS, Junctions 9, LINSIG, TRANSYT, Modelling Techniques etc.), traffic management techniques and Highways Agency and Local Authority design guidance to enable you to work effectively as part of the team.
  • Experience in report writing and consultation with stakeholders is essential. 
  • Good written and spoken communication skills and be able to work as part of a team or individually. An enthusiasm for and genuine interest in Transport Planning and Engineering is essential allowing a close fit with our highly motivated team. We are looking for someone who is able to develop as the team grows with the opportunity that WSP can offer being significant.

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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