Tetra Tech

Contact: sophie.cochlin@tetratech.com
Region: England - East Midlands
Location: Leicester
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Friday 16th April 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Senior / Principal Transport Planner

Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


We are seeking a full-time Senior/Principal Transport Planner to support our Midlands transport planning team based in the village of Anstey just north of Leicester.

We offer a challenging and rewarding career working for a leading 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.


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 will include preparation of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and other development related transport reports. You will also 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.

The role will also involve some client liaison, such as attending meetings and assisting with work winning through preparing fee proposals. Full support will be provided on a day-to-day basis by an experienced transport planning professional.

We are looking for a keen, progressive and versatile individual with a genuine interest in transport consultancy. You will have experience working in the industry and your experience will ideally include:

  • Experience of producing Transport Assessments and Travel Plans.
  • Experience of analysing, collating and interpreting data.
  • Knowledge of highway design principles relevant to site access design.
  • An ability to use AutoCAD and GIS software.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience of software packages such as TRICS, Junctions 9 and LinSIG.
  • Previous UK work experience.
  • An understanding of the UK planning process and how your work fits into that.
  • Some experience of developing and maintaining client relationships would be advantageous.

Above all, we are 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 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
  • Knowledge of the application of transport modelling software

Preferred Qualifications

Degree or Masters in a relevant subject (e.g. transport planning, civil engineering, geography).

Professional Accreditation, such as MCIHT, TPA

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting www.tetratecheurope.com/careers

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratecheurope.com. To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on the Careers section of our website.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tetra Tech 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.

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.

How to Apply

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratecheurope.com. To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on the Careers section of our website.


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