Principal or Associate Transport Planner

Posted 23 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

Principal or Associate Transport Planner
My client are a multi-discipline consultancy providing engineering, design and surveying expertise to the construction industry, with the skills to offer professional advice through all stages of a project and with strong experience across all sectors.
They have a proven track record of solving complex transport planning challenges and delivering projects across all sectors which has led to an expanding workload in the Bristol office.
The success of this office means they have an exciting opportunity for a Principal or Associate Transport Planner to join the team in order to assist in further developing and expanding this regional office
You will be joining a talented, highly motivated and committed team of Transport Planners and Engineers who thrive on the variety of challenging projects with which they are involved.
The ideal candidate will therefore work well both independently and as part of a wider team, recognising the opportunity this role presents in helping lead and evolve the Bristol office, with support of the existing Management Team.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Carry out and / or oversee the preparation of site appraisals, feasibility studies and pre-application advice
- Prepare and / or oversee the preparation of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans
- Undertake and / or oversee the preparation of traffic modelling and junction capacity assessments
- Liaise with clients, project team members and local authorities
- Prepare fee proposals and invoices and manage job finances on a day to day basis
- Attend meetings with clients, local authorities and/or other members of the project team
- Oversee and co-ordinate whole projects and packages of work including managing their finances
- Enhance and promote the image of the company by their actions
Key skills & experience
- Qualified to a minimum of degree level in an appropriate subject
- A proven ability to lead/manage projects, including their finances
- An ability to deal with clients and other professionals
- An ability to professionally represent the company
- Strong communication skills, both verbally and written
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic
- Experience in preparing complex Transport Assessments
- Experience with undertaking and/or interpreting micro-simulation traffic modelling using Paramics or VISSIM or network modelling using SATURN
- Experience of promoting large scale residential development through the Local Plan process, with associated preparation of relevant evidence base
- Experience of appearing at and preparing evidence to support Planning Appeals and Public Enquiries as an expert witness
- An ability to prepare firm and robust rebuttals to statutory consultees through the planning process including negotiating S106 requests to secure positive results for our clients
- Chartered in an appropriate subject discipline
- Experience with highway design and Road Safety Audits
- An ability to foster client relationships and grow the team / business