Principal/Senior Transport Planner

Posted 11 October 2022
Salary Market related
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameNatasha Jones

Job description

Do you want to join a company who are the world's first engineering consultant to be certified carbon neutral, my clients mission is to provide a pathway to net-zero-carbon for all the projects they design? If you have a passion for sustainability to design efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions, this might be a great opportunity for you.
My client's Transportation team are currently looking for a Senior or Principal Transport Planner in the Newcastle office. The team pride themselves on their exemplary track record of providing first-class transportation planning design, advice and input on a wide variety of projects throughout the UK and their international offices. Their clients include local authorities and government organisations, private developers, house builders, housing associations and education providers.
Winners of the 2021 CIBSE Innovation Award, my client are at the forefront of the industry, priding themselves in their exemplary track record of designing innovative and sustainable solutions, that minimise the use of natural resources. 

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled and experienced Senior or Principal Transportation Consultant to join the team. Based in the Newcastle or Edinburgh office, you will play a key role in the provision of innovative and effective transportation advice to support some of the most exciting projects in the UK and internationally.

You will be an integral part of our team of transportation professionals, delivering a broad range of services to public and private sector clients, within areas such as Masterplanning, Transport Planning, Development Planning, Traffic Modelling and Microsimulation Modelling (vehicles and pedestrians).

The role will involve a wider range of activities beyond just the technical, including day-to-day management of project tasks, supporting senior colleagues in marketing of the Practice's services, supporting junior colleagues in technical tasks, which will provide a sound basis for further career progression in the future and support the team's growth.
The Skills

Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline (civil engineering/transport planning highly desirable) and having gained substantial experience within a transportation/transport planning role based in a relevant consultancy/local authority environment, you will have experience of the development planning/modelling process in the UK.

Key skills will include:
·Working knowledge of National Transport Policy, and UK local authorities with particular reference to TfL's policies.
· Preparation of Transport Statements/Assessments, Travel Plans, Delivery and Servicing Plans, Car Park Management Plans, Outline Construction Logistic Plans, Environmental Impact Assessments;
·Working knowledge of TRICS and TEMPRO;
·Working knowledge of survey methods and analysis;
·Working knowledge of traffic modelling software such as Junction 9, LinSig;
·Working knowledge of Vissim microscopic modelling software. Experience in Viswalk is desirable;
·Working knowledge of TfL's MAP standards (LMAP and VMAP);
·Knowledge of conceptual and preliminary design, road safety audit, awareness of relative standards (i.e. DMRB, MfS and local design guides) and use of AutoCAD and Auto Track;
·Ability to work both as part of a team as well as possessing the ability to work independently to solve problems;
·Ability to guide junior members of team to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis and reports;
·Numerate with excellent data analysis skills. Competency in data analysis packages, such as Excel;
·Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
What you will get in return
The company have a range of benefit arrangements across the business, which vary on a country-by-country basis, to reflect local regulations, custom and practice. What they all have in common is a simple objective - to provide industry competitive salaries and a great place to work. 
As well as competitive rewards and benefits packages, we also place a lot of importance on the health and wellbeing of staff. We know that thoughtfully built physical office spaces can positively impact our productivity and we strive to create environments which promote physical and mental wellbeing for our staff.