Contact: Nichol Quest-Herelle
Region: England - West Midlands
Location: Birmingham
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Thursday 30th September 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Principal / Associate Transport Planner

Job Description

Principal / Associate Transport Planner

We are recruiting for an experienced Principal or Associate level Transport Planner, based in the Midlands, to manage projects and client accounts and lead teams focussed on supporting clients to deliver their objectives and outcomes.  Additionally, candidates will need to demonstrate bid writing experience and the ability to win pipeline opportunities.

About Arcadis:

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because we 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 transport and 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 Midlands Connect, Transport for the West Midlands, Birmingham City Council, Homes England, HS2, 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.

Our Transport Planning service includes:

  • Multimodal Transport Strategy Development
  • Future mobility strategies
  • Business Case preparation and advice
  • Funding bid preparation and advice
  • Multimodal modelling and scheme appraisal
  • Pedestrian modelling and urban space design
  • Scheme Concept and Feasibility
  • Master planning Input and Advice
  • Travel demand management and behavioural change strategies
  • Sustainable Travel inputs, including walking and cycling routes
  • Planning Application support,
  • Public Consultation and Expert Witness
  • Local Plan preparation and evidence base
  • Local operational modelling and access design

The Opportunity:

The 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 proven Transport Planner to join this established and enthusiastic team in the Midlands to work on existing and upcoming projects.

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 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.  We are seeking a motivated individual, confident at communicating and presenting to internal and external clients.

The successful individual should have a rounded skill set in transport planning work, together with experience in public consultation, transport modelling, and report writing.



  • Significant experience in transport planning and strategy development.
  • Experience of working in large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proven business and client development skills.
  • Ability to be first point of contact with clients.
  • Able to produce quality bids.
  • Experience managing projects and teams.
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver the production of support transport technical documents
  • 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.


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