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Principal Transport Planner

  • Location: England, NE1 2HF
  • Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

I am looking for an ambitious and motivated Principal Transport Planner with skills in strategic modelling and appraisal to work on high profile projects across the North East and Yorkshire that cover all modes of transport.

You must be confident in managing projects and develop your skills, mentoring and developing a growing team of transport planners.

My Client is looking to expand their teams in the North East within the Leeds and Newcastle offices to work on a number of exciting new projects to support sustainable economic growth and development across the region.

Examples of current projects and clients include:

Investigating the upgrade of large sections of the A1 in Yorkshire and Northumberland in a Technical Advisors role for Highways England.

Leading on the design and business case for the introduction of passenger services on the Northumberland Rail Line

Supporting local authorities across the North-East, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire in developing public transport, highway, walking and cycling schemes as part of the Transforming Cities Fund

Developing business cases for major transport and regeneration schemes across towns and cities including Newcastle, Gateshead, Leeds, Halifax, Sheffield and Bradford

Supporting the introduction of the North-East Clean Air Zone, with the development of a new strategic transport model, air quality modelling and option development.

Development of strategic transport models for Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield City Region and Leeds.

Microsimulation modelling.

You would report to a Director within a collaborative team and office environment a key part of this role is working closely with our associates and directors within Transportation and other disciplines across various offices.

My Client has a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams, a global reach and diversified market penetration. Their clients include national and local transport authorities, major sporting events, private developers, and international clients. We develop and use some of the most sophisticated transport modelling techniques in a range of specialist software and offer a comprehensive internal training programme to encourage professional and technical development.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Principal Transport Planner/Modeller, you will be an important member of their Transport Planning and Modelling team in Newcastle. You will specify and manage transport planning projects and programmes, act as the face of AECOM with clients, providing advice and support and exploring business opportunities.

You will lead workstreams within projects with limited supervision, taking responsibility for the technical quality of the work and ensuring that best practice techniques are applied consistently.

You would also contribute to the production and delivery of larger proposals and bids related to the market area from time to time and lead on smaller proposals and bids.

Responsibility for the technical development of junior staff, providing on-the-job coaching and mentoring.

Minimum Requirements:

Understanding of traffic models and business case development and a depth of knowledge of key guidance documents, such as TAG.

Extensive data analysis and processing skills

Excellent numeracy and communication skills

Passionate about delivering high quality modelling projects for our clients.

Leadership in producing reports to a high technical standard

Experience of presenting to project teams

Proven ability to advise clients and design teams on cost, value and risk, not just cost in isolation.

Client contact and liaison without supervision

Experience of line management

Supervision of workload and support to junior staff

Experienced in managing, motivating and developing a project team.

Experience of managing in-house project finances.

Willingness to challenge in a positive and engaging manner.

Keen to work as part of a team and to develop and progress career development.

Take responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Educated to degree level.

Appropriate professional status (or working towards) with a membership of a relevant professional chartered institute, or eligible for membership of a relevant professional chartered institute for example, Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), Transport Planning Society (TPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) or Chartered. Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

If this sounds like the kind of challenge you can take on and make your own, please contact on the details below at the earliest opportunity.

Only candidates with relevant qualifications/experience will be considered - you MUST live within commuting distance of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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