Contact: Rozy Manir
Region: England - SE - Greater London
Location: London
Category: Development planning
Closes: Tuesday 31st December 2019
Salary: Unspecified

Senior /Principal Transport Development Planner - London

Job Description

We are currently looking for a passionate and dynamic Senior / Principal Transport Development Planner to join our growing Development Planning team in London or Croydon. Our teams have an excellent reputation for Development Planning and Public Realm and an established track record of successfully delivering a wide variety of projects to both local, national and international clients. 

About Arcadis:

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life.

It’s a big challenge. And why we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future. People who seize the experiences available to transform their world – and the world around them.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.  

About Our Transport Development Team:

Our Development teams work with private and public sector clients, architects, planners and other property professionals throughout the project life cycle; providing services from site feasibility through to completion. We also support other ARCADIS business lines where their projects have a transport interface. Among the varied 

The London team has a wide-ranging capability: from transport due diligence, site feasibility and master planning, through to planning and then detailed design. The multi-disciplinary nature of the business also means that we are able to build project teams from disciplines wider than transportation to offer clients a true ‘one-stop-shop’.

We seek enthusiastic and motivated individuals who have sufficient and relevant experience, are engaged in or ready to work toward professional qualification and wish to challenge themselves to grow with the team and take on promotion and a more senior role in the future. 

Successful candidates will have a rounded skill set in development-related transport assessment, with wider experience in other areas such as policy implementation, modeling, technical design, and project management. We also expect excellent written and oral communication skills.

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to continued personal development and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the senior level of this role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives within a growing and dynamic team. This is a rare and exciting opportunity providing the right candidate with a platform to further develop our business in London and the South East and contribute to the wider Arcadis offer across the region.

  • Appropriate academic and professional qualifications (Degree qualified in a relevant discipline). Applicants should have a first degree in civil engineering or in a quantitative subject such as geography, mathematics, economics, engineering and urban planning.  

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be a positive and enthusiastic team player
  • Sound knowledge of transport assessments methodologies; 
  • Experience of producing high-quality Transport Assessments and supporting documents including Travel Plans and Servicing and Delivery Plans; 
  • Experience of preparing Scoping Notes and Transport Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments; 
  • Ability to delegate tasks and review work undertaken by junior team members; 
  • Experience of bid preparation and supporting and take a leading role in the delivery of projects and overseeing 
  • Experience/knowledge of the transport modeling software packages PICADY, ARCADY, LinSIG, TRANSYT.
  • Knowledge of core highway design principles relevant to development layouts and access junctions.

Desirable Criteria

  • A post-graduate qualification in a transport-related subject
  • Experience in project/commercial management 
  • Knowledge and experience of AutoCAD and GIS
  • Experience of developing layout and design solutions for clients.

To support the delivery of projects, your activities may include:

  • Supporting Project Managers in delivering projects for both the public and private sectors, including undertaking analysis and assessment to support planning applications
  • Forecasting the effects of new developments and devising strategies to cater for generated trips
  • Managing or carrying out all of the technical aspects of the projects including reports, drawings, calculations 
  • Managing small and medium scale projects and monitoring of budgets and resources 
  • Monitoring, checking and controlling work outputs/costs during the progress of the project
  • Supervising, assisting and mentoring team members with regards to both technical and professional development
  • Providing professional advice to internal and external clients as required
  • Working with other technical disciplines
  • Assisting with the preparation of bids and other departmental marketing operations
  • Keeping up-to-date with current methods and the latest research in transport planning; and
  • Ensuring that due attention is paid to all aspects of the Project Management System (PMS) in accordance with the Practice’s procedures.

Why Arcadis?

At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a ‘people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working, and a flexible holiday scheme.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life

and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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