Principal Transport Planner - London

Posted 05 June 2023
Salary £50k - 60k per year
LocationGreater London
Job type Permanent - Full Time
DisciplineHighways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameNatasha Jones

Job description

My client is a leading organisation with expertise in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. The London team are currently looking to recruit a Principal Transport Planner / Engineer to join the Development Planning team in Aldgate.
The development teams work with private and public sector clients, architects, planners and other property professionals across all sectors throughout the development life cycle; providing services from site feasibility through to completion. They undertake Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, support Environmental colleagues in preparing Environmental Impact Assessments, and provide key transport inputs to the development of Travel Demand Management Strategies, Preliminary and Detailed Designs, Spatial Plans and Masterplans.  The team work on exciting projects of differing scales from small residential schemes to the major mixed-use developments that are forming the Olympic legacy in Stratford.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven background in development related transport analysis and assessment, with wider experience in project management and supervisory skills.  
Job responsibilities:
·Providing support to Directors on technical, managerial and financial matters;
·Taking a leading role in the delivery of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, Travel Plans, Masterplans and other technical reports to support development or transport strategies for local authority clients.
·Supervising work carried out by other members of the Development Planning team, ensuring that it is to the appropriate technical standard and is delivered to programme;
·Support the team leader in managing and mentoring junior staff in terms of their professional and vocational development;
·Preparing fee proposals for new projects and working with the Team Leader and Project Management Assistant to ensure projects are delivered to budget and that KPIs are met;
·Being a point of contact for clients, architects, planners and other professionals throughout the project;
·An excellent understanding, and proven experience in the field, of Development Planning;
·A proven record of dealing with clients, local authorities and other regulatory bodies;
·Experience in understanding client briefs, developing fee proposals and the effective delivery of project work;
·Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to communicate and present confidently, including in public forums
·Good presentation and technical writing skills are required, and you should be able to demonstrate a sound working competence in the use of MS Office products (including Excel and Word);
·Experience in the preparation of development-related Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Access Studies, with some wider experience in technical design and master planning;
·Understanding of the role of Healthy Streets in site development and appraisal;
·Extensive experience of industry-standard junction capacity assessment applications such as Junctions and LINSIG, preferably including experience of larger network modelling;
·Ability to work effectively in an unsupervised environment as well as to provide the lead and direction within a project team;
·Have a sound commercial awareness and demonstrate the importance of effective financial management;
·Have experience in business development and managing client expectations; and an ability to demonstrate proven management techniques, including project and resource management as well as the mentoring of junior staff.
Preferred Qualifications:
A degree in an analytical subject such as engineering, geography, mathematics, economics or similar. Membership in a relevant professional institution (CIHT, CILT, IHE, TPS, ICE). A master's degree in a relevant subject is desirable but is not essential. A degree in an analytical subject such as Engineering, Geography, Mathematics, Economics or similar.
Your benefits will include:
Flexible working arrangements
25 days annual leave
Company pension
Private medical insurance
One paid annual professional institution membership fee
2 paid CSR days (You can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you're a member of the Reserve Forces you'll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments)