Region: England - SE - Greater London
Location: London
Sector: Consultant
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 12th February 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Technical Director Transport Planning (Development Planning)

Job Description

Technical Director - Transport Planning (Development Planning)

(Job Number:AUK014C3)

Location: London

We are recruiting for an experienced Technical Director level Transport Planner to take the lead in either our South East or Midlands region, focussed on work winning, bid leadership, and project delivery to support schemes through the planning process. 

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 The Team:

The Transport Planning team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating development projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects. Our current client portfolio includes Homes England, Oxford City Council, Transport for the West Midlands, Transport for London and national housebuilders, architects, planners, land promoters and property developers.  The range and scale of Arcadis also provides the Transport Planning team the opportunity to work on a diverse range of multi-disciplinary projects through other parts of the business, including Buildings, Environment, Manufacturing Technology and Local Government.

Within the Transport Planning team we provide a Development Planning service line focussed on supporting schemes through the planning process, from early site due diligence and scheme feasibility, through to preparation of supporting technical work for planning applications and discharge of planning conditions.  Our Development Planning service includes:

  • Site Due Diligence
  • Scheme Feasibility
  • Masterplanning Input and Advice
  • Planning Application support, including production of a range of technical documents, including Transport Statements, Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Car Park Management Plans and Construction Logistics Plans
  • Environmental Statement support
  • Sustainable Travel inputs, including walking and cycling routes
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Public Consultation and Expert Witness
  • Development Control
  • Local Plan preparation and evidence base
  • Local operational modelling and access design 


Job Description

The Development Planning service line as part of our wider Transport Planning team operates across the UK, with a presence in the South East, Midlands, North West of England, as well as offices in Wales and Scotland.  We require a highly experienced Transport Planner (15 years + experience) to join this established and enthusiastic team to lead on work winning, project delivery, and team development in their region.  

This is an exciting time to join a growing team, with significant opportunities for to work in parallel with the broader Arcadis placemaking offer, together with wide range of internal and external clients.

You would form part of the senior management team for Transport Planning, with a focus on leadership for your chosen region, be responsible for project delivery and business development.

The successful individual should have extensive experience in the transport planning field, across both the private and public sectors. 

You should be experienced in the successful delivery and management of projects and teams, ideally in both the private and public sectors.  Educated to degree level or above, preferably in transport planning or traffic engineering, and ideally chartered.  We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual, confident at leading, communicating and making key decisions.

The successful individual should have a very strong skill set in development related transport assessment work, together with experience in public consultation, transport modelling, report writing, project and team management and bid writing.

You should be a proven work winner and have strong relationships with clients, and connections across the industry and your region.


  • Proven leader, project manager, and work winner
  • Excellent client relationships and networks
  • Significant experience in transport planning, focussed on developments
  • Strong understanding of market and industry knowledge
  • Ability to lead, manage, and deliver successful large bids and projects
  • Experience leading, managing, and developing teams
  • Diverse and strong technical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Experience of working on large multi-disciplinary teams and projects
  • Excellent organisational skills

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.

How to Apply

Applications should be sent directly to Alan Slingsby at



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