Region: England - West Midlands
Location: Birmingham
Sector: Consultant
Category: Travel planning
Closes: Monday 15th February 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Principal/Associate Active Travel Behaviour Change Consultants

Job Description

Principal / Associate Active Travel Behaviour Change Consultants

(Job Number:AUK014A5)

Location: Birmingham

We are recruiting for Active Travel Behaviour Change Consultants (Principal / Associate), to help deliver future mobility.

About Arcadis:

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what is most important. Look beyond our projects and programmes and you will see it is about human stories. We are remaking public spaces to create liveable places, making cities easier to navigate, and are committed to make an impact where it matters most – by improving quality of life.

It is a big challenge. This is why we expect our team to bring their best to work every day, to deliver on their promises. We value people with different perspectives, who invest effort in building sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future. We want people to apply their experiences to transform the world around them.

It is a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. We achieve this by working collaboratively and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It is how we will find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. It is how we deliver exceptional outcomes, today and tomorrow.

About the team:

We deliver a wide range of projects that make a difference in how people use space and move around. This includes public realm improvements, sustainable transport schemes, active travel corridor improvements, behaviour change programmes and much more. We work with local, regional and national Government, Combined Authorities, Transport for London, Developers, Civil Engineering Contractors and major employers, and have an enviable reputation for delivering some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects within our sector.

It is an exciting time. We have a fantastic, once in a generation chance, to accelerate the shift to decarbonise transport, improve the air we breathe, enhance health, create more accessible communities and reduce congestion, by changing travel behaviours and increasing active travel.  We have successfully developed a healthy forward programme of work and the team is continuing to grow to deliver for our clients. We have a great opportunity for you to be part of our diverse and expanding team, helping to shape the places in which we live and how we move within them.

Job Opportunity:

Our team has the capability to deliver projects from concept to construction. We are currently:

  • Helping local authorities across the UK to design and implement strategies to support their ‘Go Dutch’ ambitions.
  • Leading public realm transformation projects, in iconic places such as London’s West End, and Birmingham City Centre, integrating the active travel network.
  • Delivering Mobility as a Service strategies.
  • Supporting major companies decarbonise their businesses focusing on the employee and business travel strategy.
  • Developing active travel strategies to ensure that facilities implemented as part of major new infrastructure are optimised.
  • Creating sustainable future mobility strategies for new developments.
  • Bringing our Dutch-experience of TDM to inform how we improve management of our transport system, especially during roadworks and for major events.    

Role Requirements:

  • Build client relationships, and with influential stakeholders
  • Work winning – pre-sales (thought leadership, speaking at conferences, web & social media content) & leading bids
  • Project delivery – manage projects and lead teams to deliver excellent results for our clients and their customers, securing repeat business
  • Mentor and develop our teams to build capability
  • Inform and develop our proposition to respond to continually evolving market needs
  • Help foster partnerships with our supply chain

Knowledge & Experience:


  • Demonstrable experience of being able to meet the role requirements
  • Sufficient and appropriate years’ relevant experience delivering travel behaviour change
  • Known and respected by clients and within the industry, recognised in this field
  • Able to development and implement contemporary travel behaviour change programmes, including programme design, interventions, monitoring, evaluation, and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience of delivering positive and sustained behaviour change for local authorities, schools/education establishments, workplace/employers, and in support of major events
  • Production of travel plans and /or personalised travel planning


  • Experience of interventions using gamified platforms and other forms of incentivisation
  • Experience of supporting clients to create businesses cases and secure funding for behaviour change programmes/interventions
  • Travel behaviour change set in the wider context of integrated, sustainable transport, active travel, public transport including bus, park and ride and rail
  • International active-travel experience, especially from Northern Europe

Why Arcadis?

At Arcadis, you will have the opportunity to build the career that is right for you, because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. As a ‘people first’ business, we take the time to listen, to understand your aspirations, 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.


Educated to degree level. We recognise that, in addition to Transport Planning, candidates may have qualifications from a diverse range of discipline including: Behavioural Psychology /Economics, Ethnography, Urban Design, Marketing, Social Sciences.

How to Apply

Applications to be sent directly to Alan Slingsby via



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