Tetra Tech

Contact: Sophie Cochlin
Region: England - East Midlands
Location: Leicester
Category: Transport modelling
Closes: Saturday 31st July 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Senior Transport Modeller

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 looking for an experienced Senior Transport Modeller to help with the expanding workload of our Midlands Transport Team.

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 variety of interesting projects for clients in the private and public sectors.


You will work on, and assist in leading, a range of transport studies dealing with highway and other modelling projects. The role requires an experienced Transport Modeller who has developed a strong technical base in strategic modelling software (i.e. SATURN and VISUM) and has experience in project management, client liaison and fee proposal writing.

Your work will involve:

  • Understanding client requirements for modelling, and the specification of related model tasks
  • Transport model development including model building, calibration/validation, model testing and auditing, checking and analysis of model outputs
  • Ensuring work is delivered on time and within budget
  • Preparation of technical reports and proposals for clients
  • Attending internal and external client and team meetings
  • Developing and mentoring more junior team members

You will be required to undertake your work with a high degree of diligence and quality in line with WebTAG guidance and Tetra Tech’s Quality Assurance processes. You will prepare technical papers and client reports and will need to be well organised and able to manage your time effectively to meet project deadlines.

Professional development:

The role presents an excellent opportunity to progress your career and work with a successful team.  You will work on a range of regionally, nationally and internationally based transport planning and modelling projects, with opportunities to diversify transport modelling outputs and techniques into new and innovative markets and products.

We are looking for a keen, progressive and versatile individual with an established background in transport modelling. For this role we require candidates to have a numerate degree (BSc) in a relevant subject for example transport planning, mathematics, economics, physics or geography.

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

  • Drive to succeed and a willingness to get involved
  • Experience as a transport modeller, with an excellent track record in the field
  • Expert knowledge of transport modelling theory and methods
  • Expert knowledge of data collection, analytical techniques and appraisal methods
  • Comprehensive understanding of UK transport policies/guidance (e.g. WebTAG and DMRB)
  • Proven experience of strategic modelling using programs such as SATURN and VISUM
  • Ability to advise on the design of modelling studies and lead their management and delivery
  • Proven ability of working as part of a team to undertake large strategic modelling projects
  • You should be highly numerate with strong problem solving skills
  • You should have the ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Ability to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis, reports and drawings
  • Methodical approach to problem solving and strong attention to detail
  • Focus on results and project delivery
  • Full, clean UK driving license and, ideally, access to a vehicle


  • MSc in Transport Planning/Engineering
  • Chartered Professional status (e.g. CEng, MRTPI, TPP or CMILT)
  • Experience of highway scheme appraisal and current economic modelling software including, COBA, QUADRO, MyRIAD and TUBA
  • Experience of working with public and private sector clients
  • Experience of using Python scripting language
  • Experience in the use of micro-simulation models such as PARAMICS and VISSIM

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 committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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


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