Contact: Sophie Cochlin
Region: England - South East
Location: Milton Keynes
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Thursday 31st December 2020
Salary: Unspecified

Principal Transport Planner

Job Description

We are looking for a Principal Transport Planner to help with the expanding workload of our Milton Keynes transport consultancy team at Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes.

We offer a challenging and rewarding career working for a leading transport consultancy with a strong presence in the Midlands. You will join a growing team delivering a wide variety of interesting projects for clients in the private and public sectors.

Your Role

This is a varied and challenging role; you will be working as part of a small transport team co-located within a larger Town Planning team. Full support will be provided on a day-to-day basis by an experienced transport planning professional with additional support available from the wider Midlands Transport Team located in Leicester and Nottingham. Our clients typically include; housing and commercial developers, local authorities, highway authorities, architects, town-planners and other professionals. Your work will primarily be development related transport planning and would include preparation of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and other development related transport reports. You will help mentor and support junior staff and be proactive in keeping up to date with current practices, guidelines etc. in our field. You will undertake site visits and attend meetings as required.

Professional Development

Professional growth and personal development is strongly encouraged. You will have the option to enrol on the Transport Planning Society’s Professional Development Scheme and would be assigned a personal mentor at WYG who would guide you through the process with a view to gaining a professional qualification.

About you

We are looking for a keen, progressive and versatile individual with a genuine interest in transport consultancy.

  • Experience of developing and maintaining client relationships.
  • Securing repeat business and new commissions to keep self and junior staff productive.
  • Financial management of project portfolio.
  • Experience of working for private and public sector clients.
  • Experience of producing Transport Assessments and Travel Plans.
  • Experience of analysing, collating and interpreting data.
  • Knowledge of core highway design principles relevant to development layouts and site access design.
  • An ability to use AutoCAD and GIS software would be useful, but not essential.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience of specialist transport planning software packages such as TRICS, Junctions 9 and LinSIG.
  • Knowledge of strategic modelling software capabilities and interpretation of outputs.
  • You will have worked in the UK previously, understanding the planning process and how your work fits into that.

The ideal candidate is likely to have a degree or an MSc in an analytical subject such as transport planning, engineering, mathematics, science, economics or geography.

Above all, we will be looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Drive to succeed and a willingness to get involved
  • Excellent communication skills, confidence to liaise with clients and team members
  • Methodical approach to problem solving and an excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis, reports and drawings
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a skilled multi-disciplinary team

About WYG

At WYG we develop, design and deliver interdisciplinary projects that support a sustainable future; from technical solutions to complex challenges. Our teams connect across a project lifecycle, creating tailored programmes that address client needs and manage risk.

  • We work alongside clients to develop their strategies and plans providing the services they need to unlock opportunities.
  • We design for outcomes that realise value for clients and make a difference in communities.
  • From single projects to large-scale programmes of work we deliver against our client’s objectives and are adept at working in complicated or highly regulated environments.

WYG is now part of the Tetra Tech group, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, programme management, construction management, and technical services. As part of the Tetra Tech team – 20,000 people in over 450 global locations – we can achieve more for our clients, through a wider alliance of services and industry expertise across our markets.

WYG is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer several benefits for employees, including contributory pension, health cover and flexible working options. Pick and choose your perfect blend from advantages including additional holiday and travel insurance. You will also benefit from a tailored package or professional training and development, with support to achieve your career goals.   

We are very happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours.  We can offer a range of solutions to help you to get the most out of your work / life balance.

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