Region: England - West Midlands
Location: Solihull / Birmingham
Category: Transport planning
Closes: Wednesday 31st August 2022
Salary: £35-40K

Transport Planner

Job Description

Job Title: Transport Planner

Location: Solihull/Birmingham


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.



Specific responsibilities would include assistance in the development of transport assessment, policy and design for active travel and public transport. The candidate will have experience of working with multi modal transport projects including transport assessments, GIS analysis, use of data analytics, interpreting traffic models, and an interest in digital skills. Experience of working with private sector clients and public sector clients would be preferable.  

 The candidate would report to a project manager on a day-to-day basis and will need to work also in a multi-disciplinary environment on some projects with colleagues in Environmental and Civil Engineering and Buildings as an example. Along with work to support transport planning studies the appointed candidate will also need to have an interest in producing business cases and undertaking wider economic impact assessments. The candidate should have excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand the complex issues associated with transport planning and design projects. They should be able to work as part of a team and be able to meet deadlines and client requirements. 


The individual will:

Work with Transport Consulting colleagues to support on projects, deliver tasks/projects and future growth;

Have knowledge and experience of transport and planning with either a public transport, active travel or development planning bias;

Be able to work within a team of professionals and effectively deliver outputs in accordance with the brief;

Have a desire to gain knowledge of the regional transport market and client organisations;

Work with our Infrastructure engineers in the development of scheme designs;

Build the expertise of our transport planning practice;

Build on the existing team of skilled transport planning professionals

Helping prepare for project interviews and to enable the delivery of commercially smart solutions;

Support client relationship planning and bidding through technical input and advice

Be comfortable communicating through writing, presentation or by telephone



Transport planning experience with knowledge of either Transport Assessment, policy and design for active travel or public transport. 

Transport Planning/Engineering including the current direction of policy and innovation;

Understanding of development requirements and implications of multi-modal transport impacts

Understanding of the planning process for developments

Experience with spreadsheet analysis and spreadsheet-based models

Knowledgeable user of data analytics and mapping tools (GIS) and able to interpret quantitative transport models

Have knowledge or an interest in developing digital skills such as data analysis or Python coding.


Essential Experience:

Transport Planning/Engineering professional, with experience in either a consultancy or public-sector environment;

Demonstrable track record in supporting project delivery;

Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment;

Good working knowledge of Junctions9 software;

An interest in working with clients and building client relationships through technical output;

A proven ability to delegate work to supporting staff where appropriate;

A proven ability to write accurate and clear reports and client letters/emails;

A proven ability to contribute written and analytical material to clear and accurate technical outputs client presentations


It would be desirable to have knowledge of:

Micro simulation modelling;

Strategic modelling (inputs and outputs)

Pedestrian modelling.



Additional qualifications in a relevant discipline would be desirable.

Working towards a professional qualification with a relevant professional institution (CIHT, ICE, RTPI) desirable.


Rewards and BenefitsWe offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security. In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.


Different people, shared valuesAt Arup we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all backgrounds.

At Arup we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities.  Please let us know as soon as possible of any additional support or reasonable adjustments you require through the recruitment process, to ensure you can perform at your best.At Arup we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply and we will discuss how this could work in your role.


What happens next?If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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