Contact: Lorraine MacEwan
Region: England - North East
Location: Newcastle
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Tuesday 1st March 2022
Salary: Unspecified

Principal Transport Planner

Job Description

Are you an ambitious and motivated Principal Transport Planner?Do you have skills in strategic modelling and appraisal?Do you want to work on high profile projects across the North East and Yorkshire that cover all modes of transport?Are you eager to manage projects and develop your skills in this field?Can you mentor and develop a growing team of transport planners?If the answers to these questions are yes, then we are looking to expand our teams in the North East within our Leeds and Newcastle offices to work on a number of exciting new projects to support sustainable economic growth and development across the region.Examples of our current projects and clients include:

  • Investigating the upgrade of large sections of the A1 in Yorkshire and Northumberland in a Technical Advisors role for Highways England.
  • Leading on the design and business case for the introduction of passenger services on the Northumberland Rail Line
  • Supporting local authorities across the North-East, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire in developing public transport, highway, walking and cycling schemes as part of the Transforming Cities Fund
  • Developing business cases for major transport and regeneration schemes across towns and cities including Newcastle, Gateshead, Leeds, Halifax, Sheffield and Bradford
  • Supporting the introduction of the North-East Clean Air Zone, with the development of a new strategic transport model, air quality modelling and option development.
  • Development of strategic transport models for Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield City Region and Leeds.
  • Microsimulation modelling

 You will report to a Director within a collaborative team and office environment. A key part of this role is working closely with our associates and directors within Transportation and other disciplines across our offices. You will provide leadership, mentoring and technical advice for team members and the wider business. As such, you will need to have experience and knowledge of the full range of transport planning. AECOM has a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams, a global reach and diversified market penetration. Our clients include national and local transport authorities, major sporting events, private developers, and international clients. We develop and use some of the most sophisticated transport modelling techniques in a range of specialist software and offer a comprehensive internal training programme to encourage professional and technical development.  You will be supported in this role by other like-minded individuals and a team of Lead Verifiers with national recognition in many areas of transport planning. Collectively, you will form a team that delivers quality products, that satisfies the needs of our clients, funding bodies and the Department for Transport.Job Responsibilities: As a Principal Transport Planner/Modeller, you will be an important member of our Transport Planning and Modelling team in Leeds or /Newcastle. You will specify and manage transport planning projects and programmes, act as the face of AECOM with clients, providing advice and support and exploring business opportunities.You will lead workstreams within projects with limited supervision, taking responsibility for the technical quality of the work and ensuring that best practice techniques are applied consistently.You will also contribute to the production and delivery of larger proposals and bids related to our market area from time to time and lead on smaller proposals and bids.You will take responsibility for the technical development of junior staff, providing on-the-job coaching and mentoring.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Understanding of traffic models and business case development and a depth of knowledge of key guidance documents, such as TAG.
  • Extensive data analysis and processing skills
  • Excellent numeracy and communication skills
  • Passionate about delivering high-quality modelling projects for our clients.
  • Leadership in producing reports to a high technical standard
  • Experience of presenting to project teams
  • Proven ability to advise clients and design teams on cost, value and risk, not just cost in isolation.
  • Client contact and liaison without supervision
  • Experience of line management
  • Supervision of workload and support to junior staff
  • Experienced in managing, motivating and developing a project team.
  • Experience of managing in-house project finances.
  • Willingness to challenge in a positive and engaging manner.
  • Keen to work as part of a team and to develop and progress career development.
  • Take responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Appropriate professional status (or working towards) with a membership of a relevant professional chartered institute, or eligible for membership of a relevant professional chartered institute; for example, Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), Transport Planning Society (TPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) or Chartered. Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

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