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Principal Transport Planner

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Are you an ambitious and motivated Principal Transport Planner?

Do you have skills in strategic modelling and appraisal?

Do you want to work on high profile projects across the North East and Yorkshire that cover all modes of transport?

Are you eager to manage projects and develop your skills in this field?

Can you mentor and develop a growing team of transport planners?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then you may well be the person I'm looking for.

My client is currently expanding 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 will report to a Director within a collaborative team and office environment. A key part of this role is working closely with associates and directors within Transportation and other disciplines across all offices. You will provide leadership, mentoring and technical advice for team members and the wider business. As such, you will need to have experience and knowledge of the full range of transport planning.

You will be supported in this role by other like-minded individuals and a team of Lead Verifiers with national recognition in many areas of transport planning. Collectively, you will form a team that delivers quality products, that satisfies the needs of our clients, funding bodies and the Department for Transport.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Principal Transport Planner/Modeller, you will be an important member of their Transport Planning and Modelling team in Leeds/Newcastle. You will specify and manage transport planning projects and programmes, act as the face of the company 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 will also contribute to the production and delivery of larger proposals and bids related to our market area from time to time and lead on smaller proposals and bids.

You will take 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 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 your skills and experience match the description above, please apply now for immediate attention.

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