Contact: Madelon Armstrong
Region: England - South East
Location: Cambridge
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 29th November 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Technician, Transport Planning

Job Description

About the Role

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

The Transport Planning discipline specialises in providing initial advice to public and private sector clients on planning and design issues relating to Highways and Transportation including vehicle, public transport, pedestrian and cycle infrastructure design, masterplan layout reviews and the design of mitigation measures. The team also works closely with other WSP disciplines on high profile major multi-disciplinary projects, contributing to the success of the UK based teams.

All Technicians are encouraged and assisted to progress their training towards Engineering Technician and Incorporated status, internal and external training will be provided.

The team also works closely with other WSP disciplines on high profile major multi-disciplinary projects.

A typical week would include:

  • Your principal role will be a design technician providing support to the Transport Planning team producing primarily outline Transport and Highways Design Drawings to support Planning Applications.

  • You can expect to be active on a number of projects and client accounts at any given time.

About You

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

  • Ideally you will hold an HNC or HND in Civil Engineering, however this is not essential if you can demonstrate sufficient experience in highway design.

  • You will be proficient in the use of one or more of the following; the design of highways using PDS (or similar software packages) together with experience in applying Highways Agency and Local Authority design guidance. Ability to produce drawings in AutoCAD is essential. Knowledge of AutoTrack, PDS Sign and PDS Line software would be an advantage. You will need to have good written and spoken communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.                                                                                            

  • The ability to design layouts of a variety of junctions, car parks and service yards is required. A good understanding of technical design guidance and standards, such as DMRB and MfS, would be an advantage.                                                              

  • A Consultancy or Development background

About Us

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.

A little about us:

Our work is serious, and serious fun. We create homes for penguins, help you get from A to B faster and safer, create inspiring places to live and work, and shape the skylines of our cities. 

We value our people and our reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers, not problems, and we pride ourselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions. If you are interested in finding ways to help society thrive, at home and further afield, an exciting career could be waiting for you here. 

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