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Senior Transport Planner

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: £38000 - £40000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

My client has asked me to assist in identifying and placing a Senior Transport Planner. They are looking to expand their teams in the North East within their Newcastle and Leeds 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.

Microsimulation modelling

You will report to an Associate Director within a collaborative team and office environment.
A key part of this role is working closely with our principals and associates within Transportation and other disciplines across their offices. You will provide mentoring and technical advice for junior 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 their clients, funding bodies and the Department for Transport.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Senior Transport Planner/Modeller, you will be an important member of the Transport Planning and Modelling teams in Newcastle/Leeds. You will assist with the specification and management of transport planning projects and programmes, provide advice and support to junior staff and assist in the development of 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 our clients.

Experience of producing reports to a high technical standard

Experience of presenting to project teams

Client contact and liaison with limited supervision

Supervision of workload and support to junior staff

Experienced in managing, motivating and developing a project team.

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 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 Newcastle.

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