Contact: Nithil B A
Region: UK Various
Location: Glasgow, Across the UK
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 15th November 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Principal Transport Planner

Job Description

Now part of the SNC-Lavalin group, Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport planners and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.


The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and Atkins is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements. Consultants from Atkins and their partners in the supply chain, are working with government, local authorities, contractors and private developers to develop our future cities and infrastructure.


As part of our growth plan to respond to this pipeline of work we are developing our transport planning team in our Glasgow office.  This will enable us to better support our engineering design business and face the range of strategic highway and local transport planning opportunities that are emerging in Scotland.  With over 300 specialists in our UK Transport Planning business we have the flexibility and resources to provide our clients with an extensive range of services including transport policy and strategy planning, traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, travel demand management, scheme design and development planning.


The Roles:

We are recruiting a Principal Transport Planner to lead our Transport Planning team in Glasgow and would like to discuss this exciting opportunity with prospective candidates.  We cover all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Our transport planners support our clients in finding the best outcomes for their transport challenges. Collaborating with specialists from across our business as part of multi-disciplinary teams, the successful candidate should have a broad range of transport planning skills which may include policy and strategy planning, scheme appraisal, transport modelling, travel demand management and travel planning, as well as development planning.


The successful candidate will have a track record in technical project delivery plus a proven capability in work winning, demonstrating commercial acumen and a dedication to delivering quality outputs and outcomes for our clients. This role is primarily project and client facing but will also support the local practice manager in growing and developing our staff and portfolio of work.


The Candidates:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Transport Planner to lead our transport planning team in Glasgow.  Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will be expected to demonstrate a capability in the following:

  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication with strong report writing capability
  • Ability to work under pressure and proven success in meeting deadlines
  • Confident team worker with ability to work independently
  • Experience of working to time and budget constraints.


Candidates will be expected to demonstrate technical skills and competencies such as:

  • Demonstrable project and people management skills
  • Experience in business development and work winning
  • Knowledgeable on current Scotland transport policy context
  • Track record in delivering a range of transport planning projects
  • Stakeholder engagement and public consultation


Successful candidates will have:

  • A relevant transport planning, urban planning, geography, engineering degree or similar
  • A passion for transportation
  • Ideally, membership of a relevant professional institute


Rewards and Benefits:

We started out as Atkins, one of the most respected international design, engineering and project management consultancies in the world. Today we are part of global giant SNC-Lavalin. Work with us and you’ll enjoy all the benefits a multinational company can offer — from great employee benefits, to travel and exposure to impressive world-wide clients and projects.

With a goal to be a truly diverse employer, we promote an inclusive culture for everyone in the SNC-Lavalin Atkins family and have an ongoing commitment to pursuing improvements for all under-represented groups.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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