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

Transport Planners – SE Local Authority Professional Services Contracts

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, private developers and agencies worldwide to develop our future cities and infrastructure.


We are currently recruiting talented individuals to help deliver transport planning projects for our expanding client base.  With over 300 specialists in our 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 Role

Our Transportation division is recruiting Transport Planners for our Transport Planning business.  Specifically, we are seeking Transport Planners at all levels of experience to primarily, but not exclusively lead on the delivery of transport planning projects on our major Local Authority professional services contracts in the South East of England with both Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council.  We would like to discuss these exciting opportunities with prospective candidates.


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who wish to contribute to shaping and growing a high performing, dynamic team, working seamlessly across our national business. 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 findings the best outcomes for their transport challenges.  We develop innovative solutions and advise on everything from project costs and benefits to the best options to unlock investment.


You will lead and / or work as part of large project teams with responsibilities for scoping and undertaking technical transport planning tasks, interfacing with other teams / disciplines, contributing to reporting and client and stakeholder engagement, development of future work as well as the mentoring and personal development of team members.


The role will be full time.  Atkins’ home office will be Aldershot, but the role will involve working between our offices and the clients’ offices in Winchester and Portsmouth respectively.   It will involve working with the South East Practice and wider national Transport Planning business to identify and secure work from Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council in line with our priorities to grow our Transport Planning business. This will entail undertaking targeted business development activities, leading and contributing to tender submissions and promoting Atkins within the Authority.

We offer a fantastic environment with fresh, modern offices that buzz with the excitement of people working at the leading edge of our industry.  Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress.


The Candidate(s)

The successful candidate(s) will have a background in transport planning with experience in working across a range of projects for multiple clients.  The candidate should have a broad range of transport planning skills covering strategic transport planning and policy, feasibility studies, business case development, sustainable transport and development planning as well as experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams.  They should also have developing or proven project management experience and be comfortable in engaging with clients and stakeholders on transport projects.

Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication with strong report writing capability
  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • 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 commensurate with their level of experience such as:

  • Development of transport strategies and plans (local and strategic)
  • Scheme appraisal and business case preparation
  • Transport scheme development
  • Development of multi-modal transport strategies
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Public Consultation


Successful candidates will have:

  • A range of relevant technical skills and competencies
  • A relevant planning, economics, geography, engineering degree or similar
  • Knowledge and appreciation of current UK transport policy 
  • 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 underrepresented groups.


ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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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