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Senior Transport Planner

  • Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 17 days ago

My client, a global Consultant Engineers, has asked me to assist in finding a Senior Consultant to join their industry-leading Transport Planning team to help deliver and win projects.

Their work is primarily for public sector clients and includes transport strategy development, feasibility studies, business case development, funding bids, feasibility, scheme appraisals and monitoring and evaluation.

The majority of their projects are based in the North West of England, but they also support offices across the UK and Ireland and undertake some national and international work.

This is a permanent role to be located in Manchester or Liverpool and will also require travelling to other AECOM and client offices - they are open to applications on a full or part-time basis.


Examples of recent/current projects include:

Responsibility for the coordination and preparation of the Full Business Case for the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan.

Preparation of business cases for active travel schemes under the Greater Manchester Mayors Challenge Fund.

Lead role in the re-development of Bury Interchange, including preparation of the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC).

Preparation of bids to Government funding sources, including Restoring Railways Funding and National Productivity Investment Fund.

Manchester North West Quadrant Multi-Modal study, including development of the Strategic Outline Programme.

Feasibility studies for bus priority schemes in Greater Manchester.

Delivery of the monitoring and evaluation programme for the Trafford Park Metrolink extension.

Preparation of the Outline Business Case for the renewal of the Sheffield Supertram network.


As a Senior Consultant your responsibilities will include the following:

Manage your time to ensure you meet deadlines.

Manage small or elements of larger projects, including the production of high-quality analysis and associated outputs, within time and budget.

Support bids to win work with existing and new clients.

Explain technical concepts to others, especially our graduates and clients.

Provide advice and mentorship to junior colleagues.

Be proactive and make the most of our support and training to continue your professional development.

Prepare, supervise and deliver technical presentations to internal and external groups.

Provide technical expertise and review and check analytical work by junior colleagues.


Minimum Requirements:

Experience in transport strategy, planning and business case development (literacy, numeracy, communication).

Experience in the assessment of different modes of transport in different geographic settings.

Knowledge and ideally hands-on experience of DfT business case and Transport Appraisal Guidance (TAG).

Knowledge of transport modelling and the application of modelling outputs to support transport appraisals.

Good knowledge and experience of approaches in multi-criteria appraisals and scheme optioneering.

Proven analytical, data manipulation, statistical skills using appropriate software.

Interest in the UK transport, policy and strategy, infrastructure funding, transport innovations and technology developments, interactions between land use and transport, knowledge of broader economic development principles and wider economic impacts.

Ability to engage with clients and stakeholders, and to undertake stakeholder facilitation.

A highly motivated with excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a consultancy environment, contributing to effective client relationships and working to tight deadlines.

A team player who can work as part of wider project teams across disciplines and geographies.

The ability to handle project management on small projects or task management on larger projects (time, cost, quality).


Preferred Qualifications:

Degree/Masters qualification in an analytical subject (e.g. transport planning, geography, mathematics, engineering, economics, spatial planning) from an accredited college or university.

If your skills and experience match the above, please send your CV now for immediate attention.

Please only apply if you have the relevant qualifications, and you MUST live within commutable distance of central Manchester or Liverpool.

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