Contact: Ajeesh Rajan
Region: UK Various
Location: Bristol, Cardiff
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Sunday 24th October 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Transport Planner

Job Description

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Now part of the SNC-Lavalin group, Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport planners and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and Atkins is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements. We are also working closely with our clients to adapt to the evolving Covid-19 environment. Our teams are currently delivering exciting and important policy, strategy, modelling and research projects throughout the transportation sector. We are at the forefront of national and international policy making, supporting key decision makers at all levels; and are also supporting the development of cutting-edge technology in the transport sector.

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The role:

To be based in the South West and Wales regional team served by the Bristol and Cardiff offices, we are recruiting several positions for candidates with between 3 and 6 years of experience to join our Transport Planning consultancy practice.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to contribute to a high performing, dynamic team, working on projects for our unparalleled client base in the region and nationally.

As part of the wider Atkins multidisciplinary design and management team, our transport planners provide a key role in the conception, development and delivery of transport solutions that enable real change at a local level for transport users and society.

Atkins are the Framework Consultants for West of England Combined Authority (Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council), Wiltshire Council and Gloucestershire County Council, meaning that you will have the opportunity to support the development of your local multi-modal transport systems. Within the wider business we also contribute to projects at a national scale for Network Rail, the Department for Transport and Highways England.


  • Public transport corridor and interchange improvements including Future Transport Zones.
  • Active travel, public realm and street design including LCWIPs.
  • Business Case and Funding production for opportunities such as Levelling Up Fund, Future High Streets Fund and major scheme public transport, active travel, and major road schemes.
  • Strategy and policy development for local authorities and Sub-National Transport Bodies.
  • Transport modelling and economic, environmental, and social impact appraisal.
  • Supporting master planning for new strategic developments.


Ability to demonstrate the following commensurate with their level of experience:

  • The principles of the Transport Appraisal Process.
  • How local, national, and regional policy influences, and is influenced by the transport system.
  • Best practice and guidance for the design of transport systems.
  • The collection, analysis, and manipulation of a wide range of data.
  • The preparation of reports and materials for clients and stakeholders.

Successful applicants will have:

  • A range of relevant technical skills and behavioural competencies.
  • A relevant planning, economics, geography, engineering degree or similar.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of current UK transport policy.
  • A passion for transportation.

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