Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - West Midlands
Location: Birmingham
Category: Transport modelling
Closes: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Associate Transport Modeller, Birmingham

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 an experienced and enthusiastic Associate Transport Modeller in particular to fill key positions within our established and highly experienced transport team in Birmingham, helping us to deliver highway and public transport, scheme appraisal and development assessment projects for a range of local, regional and national clients and help support our public sector teams and capitalise on emerging market opportunities.. The Birmingham transport team offers clients a wide range of multi-disciplinary services including transport modelling as well as development planning work involving transport assessments, master planning, public transport studies and in complemented by our other offices nationally, including locally a modelling team in Leeds. Whilst the position is primarily focussed in our Manchester office, further project work may arise from our other offices in the North of England as well as in other parts of the UK.

The successful candidates will have a solid broad experience in transport planning and an in-depth appreciation of strategic transport modelling and appraisal, together with a good knowledge of the wider transport planning issues, with a proven ability to lead and direct small project teams.

The position presents an excellent opportunity to progress your career and work within a successful team of transport modelling professionals on a wide range of projects within one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms that employs in excess of 7,000 talented people in 60 offices across the UK and Ireland.

A typical week would include: 

  • Manage and lead a range of strategic modelling projects working closely with senior members of the Strategic Modelling Business.
  • Project Management of projects and management of project teams.
  • Development and implementation of modelling and economic assessment methodologies where appropriate.
  • Assist senior colleagues to implement technical quality procedure across the team.
  • Deliver strategic modelling projects to programme and budget.
  • Strategic transport model development including, but not limited to; model building, calibration/validation, model testing and auditing, checking and analysis of model output.
  • Interpretation of data and information, including preparation of technical reports and proposals for clients.
  • Proven ability to deliver client satisfaction and commercial success.
  • Attendance at internal and client team meetings.
  • Skills transfer to team members.
  • Direct reporting to external and internal clients
  • Contribute to our process of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing relating to transport modelling across our national transport business.

About You

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

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a numerate transport discipline
  • Substantial experience in strategic transport modelling is required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills together with an ability to explain transport modelling outputs to a non-technical audience.
  • Expert knowledge of transport modelling theory and methods, data collection, analytical techniques and appraisal methods.
  • In-depth experience of developing transport models from first principles, including forecasting techniques.
  • Ability to devise study methodologies
  • Proven ability to build, calibrate and validate transport models with minimum supervision
  • Wide experience of strategic modelling highway and public transport software such as SATURN, VISSUM, Cube/Voyager, EMME2.
  • A clear and comprehensive understanding of UK Government transport planning policies and guidance, including WebTAG and DMRB.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office tools together with some desirable experience in VBA, Python programming or similar and experience of programming bespoke analysis tool.

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 Transport Modeller, Birmingham 


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