Principal Transport Planner

Posted 23 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent - Full Time
DisciplineHighways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

Principal Transport Planner - Transport & Highways
This is a permanent position within our clients' Transport & Highways team
This team undertakes the following activities:
- Provides public and private sector clients with first class transport planning and highway design consultancy services
- Prepares site appraisals, feasibility studies and provides pre-application advice for a range of commercial, education and residential developments
- Prepares Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans to accompany planning applications
- Undertakes traffic modelling and junction capacity assessments
- Prepares evidence to support strategic site promotion
- Prepares evidence to support Local Plan Inquiries and Planning Appeals
- Undertakes highway design work for a wide variety of schemes, including S278, S184 and S38 works
- Carries out Road Safety Audit and Non-Motorised User Audits - WCHAR Assessments
The team is highly motivated and committed to the delivery of successful projects for their clients.
This ethos has resulted in an expanding workload and the requirement for a Principal Transport Planner to help support the Senior Management Team by servicing existing client's needs.
A suitable candidate will enjoy a varied workload and the challenges provided by our diverse clients.
Relevant 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
- 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