Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - South East
Location: Basingstoke or Guildford
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Sunday 30th June 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Associate, Transport - Southampton, Basingstoke or Guildford

Job Description

About the Role

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

We are seeking to recruit an Associate to join our Transport team in either Southampton, Basingstoke or Guildford. The team undertakes transport and infrastructure projects for a range of public and private sector clients. We work closely with our Planning, Highways, Structures, Environmental, Rail and Property teams. We are looking for a suitable experienced and skilled person to be part of our growing team taking forward exciting opportunities.

Your key role will be as a Project Manager to provide support for the development of the initial stages of major transport schemes, provide support to senior members of the WSP transport team and act as Transport Service Manager for our Professional Services contract with West Sussex County Council. The variety of projects will vary in both scale and nature, making the workload extremely interesting. The position will involve leading & supporting people and teams in managing the work to produce deliverables required for projects to achieve planning consents, as well as producing Transport Assessments, inputs to Environment Impact Assessments and other general advice on developments and schemes.

A typical week would include:

  • Project Management & Support for multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Producing transport assessments and overseeing modelling;
  • Overseeing Business Case work;
  • Working on multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Developing scheme options and understanding engineering feasibility; and
  • Leading stakeholder and community consultation.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you:

  • Have some experience of transport planning and infrastructure delivery at an intermediate level with project management training and qualifications being desirable
  • Are well versed in the preparation of quality transport assessments, engineering feasibility, the interface with other teams (particularly environment and planning teams) and managing these interfaces
  • Have skills and experience in a range of transport and development related work types
  • Have knowledge of areas such as infrastructure planning and policies at local, regional and national level
  • Have the ability to think at both strategic and detailed levels
  • Have knowledge of wider engineering disciplines to ensure effective client relationships

Good client relationship skills, project management and business development will be essential. Financial management will be required on individual projects to ensure efficient use of resources and up to date billing. Producing fee proposals and undertaking business development will be a key part of the role. The position reports to a Technical Director. The post holder will also be responsible for people within the team, including their development and project outputs.

You will have a track record in transport planning and/or engineering infrastructure with an appropriate professional qualification. Effective communication and consultation skills on technical matters with stakeholders is essential. 

You will need to have 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 to allow a close fit with our highly motivated team. We are looking for someone who is able to develop as the team grows as part of our exciting opportunity to grow our Infrastructure Planning team.

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 PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) 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.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

How to Apply

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Associate, Basingstoke or Guildford


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