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

Principal Transport Planner (Saturn/Visum Modelling)

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 looking for Principal Transport Planners and Modellers to join an established and highly experienced transport team in Cambridge and Hertford. Our Team undertakes a full range of planning work including policy and strategy development, modelling and scheme feasibility and assessment, and business case development.

Our projects range from small-scale local transport improvements to major road network, rail and sustainable travel schemes. We provide advice to private sector and local authority clients on access and transportation issues and support development proposals through the planning process. The team works closely with our Transport and Infrastructure, Services, Structures and Environmental teams on larger multi-disciplinary development proposals.

The Cambridge and Hertford offices is complemented by our other offices nationally, including transport planning teams in Basingstoke, Southampton and London.

The role presents an excellent opportunity to progress your career and work on a wide range of regionally, nationally and internationally based transport planning projects.

A typical week would include:

  • Working on a range of primarily public sector projects to support and inform the development of policies, strategies and funding bids for a range of locally or nationally significant transport schemes
  • Providing managerial and technical support to the wider Transport Planning team, by undertaking a broad range of roles from technical delivery to leading the delivery of projects within time and budget
  • Reviewing technical delivery, presenting results, report writing, provision of advice to clients
  • Skills transfer to junior team members, including line management responsibility
  • Contributing to our process of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing relating to Transport Planning across our national business
  • Fostering client relationships, identifying work winning opportunities, leading or contributing to bids to secure further projects for the team

About You

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

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a numerate, transport or related discipline
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrable experience of transport policy, appraisal guidance and assessment techniques.
  • A strong track record of working collaboratively with local authority clients
  • Proven project management experience, with the ability to deliver client satisfaction and commercial success
  • Good written and verbal communication skills especially experience in explaining transport modelling outputs to a non-technical audience and liaising with a wide range of stakeholders to communicate information
  • In-depth experience in delivering transport assessments, feasibility studies or business cases in support of funding bids or planning applications
  • Experience in scoping, pricing and bidding new projects including extensions to existing commissions and new project opportunities

Desirable Skills:

  • Transport related MSc
  • APMP or Prince2 Project Management qualifications
  • Chartered status or equivalent with a relevant institution

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.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please follow the link below:

Principal Transport Planner


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