BWB Consulting Ltd

Contact: Natalie Rowe
Region: England - West Midlands
Location: Birmingham
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Tuesday 30th November 2021
Salary: Unspecified

Principal Transport Planner at Associate Status

Job Description

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About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Engineer / Associate Transport Planner with development planning experience to join the team as a Team Leader in our Birmingham office, in our Transport and Infrastructure (T&I) Planning service.

Our pipeline has grown from strength to strength with our new account and service line structure and as such we are looking for key individuals to join our growing team; its exciting times at BWB!

Our future pipeline is very strong and varied from large strategic projects to due diligence and planning allocation input with our key new and returning Clients.

We need a talented individual who can deliver and oversee the high-quality technical planning service deliverables from the Birmingham office, managing said team, and assisting and working with the wider service team to help continue to build on their excellent reputation. 

A key part of this role will involve working closely with fellow Team Leaders, technical leads, the Operations Director and Account colleagues.

The key responsibilities of this rolewill include close liaison with Clients, consultants, and statutory bodies, project planning, and the management of internal and external resources.  This will include managing the Birmingham T&I Planning team members. The role will develop with the continued growth and success of the company and provides the opportunity for the right candidate to support and influence the future shape of the team and service.

About the team

Within the T&I Group, our Planning Team offers a wide range of services to complement the activities of the Group and the company as a whole, as well as providing bespoke services to our Clients.

We take pride in successfully working with Clients on a range of private and public sector projects, big and small. This ranges from national significant projects, large logistic and employment developments, city centre regeneration. new settlements, office developments, schools and college redevelopments, residential and many other land uses as well as delivering sustainable and safe infrastructure.

About you

The role is to undertake duties necessary for project execution and lead the team with the support of senior management within the service line. Specifically, you will play a role in the technical delivery of the T&I Planning Service and lead the Birmingham team. Skills in CAD, road safety engineering, junction design and assessment will be a bonus. Typical software packages we use include Junctions 9, LinSig, and TRICS.

An excellent knowledge of the principles of transport planning and understanding of trip generation, trip distribution, design standards, and the contents of Transport Assessments/Statements and Travel Plan is required. An appropriate academic qualification would be advantageous. Proficient knowledge and expertise in the use of software packages including Microsoft Word and Excel is essential and a working knowledge of AutoCAD would be beneficial.  

The requirements and demands of this important role are such that the Team Leader will be expected to consistently display the following personal attributes and skills:

  • A visible and participative Team Leader, willing and able to take responsibility and be held to account for the technical performance, overall ability, and advancement of the team, in addition to their wellbeing.
  • Ability to plan and monitor workloads in conjunction with senior colleagues to achieve project demands.
  • To effectively communicate and co-operate within a project team to support the achievement of a project brief through the provision of efficient and professional services.
  • With the support of senior staff to provide solutions to technical problems and input to provide both factual and interpretative technical reports.
  • When requested, to provide proactive input in Service initiatives, including the Technical and Operational Working Group.
  • Contribute to the achievement of Company and Service objectives.
  • To develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues throughout the Company, Clients and suppliers.
  • To promote the Company and its services to others.
  • Demonstrate willingness and take a proactive approach to ongoing CPD, such as attendance at courses and professional meetings.
  • To share both knowledge and experience with other team members.
  • To provide support and assistance to the line manager (Operations Director) as appropriate
  • A ‘self-starter’ with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed.
  • Commercial awareness with effective influencing and negotiating skills, as well as an aptitude to develop emerging and new client relationships.
  • An ability to help build, lead and develop a strong team by providing mentoring and support to the team members.
  • Technical independence within the field of T&I Planning.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity

How to Apply



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