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AECOM Senior Transport Planner in Bedford, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Bedfordshire, Bedford

Job Summary

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Transport Planner or Senior Transport Modeller to join our Highway and Multi Modal Planning team within our Transport Planning Business to help win and deliver projects. This role is a full time permanent role to be located in Bedford, Bedfordshire, where we have a team of Transport Planning and Development Planning professionals.

We are located just 35 minutes north from London St Pancras / Kings Cross and within commuting distance to Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. We are also in the middle of the Oxford to Cambridge economic growth region.

We value a healthy work life balance, as such we have the option of flexible working hours. Our Highway and Multi-Modal Planning team, within the Transport Planning business sector, plan and evaluate future transport schemes, forecast demand and revenue, undertake economic appraisal, develop business cases, formulate transport strategies and determine the relationships between spatial planning and transport.

We undertake transport modelling at a national, regional, local level as well as detailed micro-simulation.

We work collaboratively with colleagues across AECOM’s many disciplines, including planners, designers, engineers, regeneration and environmental specialists, both within the Bedford office and across AECOM’s many offices in the South East and elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

Our current UK public sector clients include Highways England, local authorities, Transport for London and London boroughs. We have and are providing the transport planning lead on a variety of the region’s major transport infrastructure projects.

An ideal Senior Transport Planner or Senior Transport Modeller will come from an analytical background, such as engineering, geography, mathematics or economics and will have experience in transport planning and possess key responsibilities listed below. We value a combination of analytical and communication skills, with a creative and enthusiastic approach to problem solving. We are seeking an individual with an in depth appreciation of their chosen area with good knowledge of wider transport planning issues. This is an excellent opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of ground-breaking and innovative projects for a wide variety of clients.

As a Senior Transport Planner or Senior Transport Modeller, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Mentor graduates, impart your wisdom and check tasks undertaken by your more junior colleagues;

  • Ability to handle the project management of smaller projects, including cost control and client liaison;

  • Contribute to and attend industry events and conferences;

  • Manage your and others’ time and deliver successful projects; and

  • Keep clients happy and engaged.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven analytical, data manipulation or statistical skills using appropriate software;

  • Knowledge and experience in transport demand and supply modelling, forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals;

  • Good knowledge of some or all of transport modelling related software packages e.g. SATURN, VISUM, VISSIM, PARAMICS, CUBE, EMME, TUBA as wells as knowledge and experience of GIS software;

  • Good knowledge and familiarity with key guidance documents, such as WebTAG;

  • Self-motivation and capability to undertake specific tasks with minimum supervision;

  • Ability to manage own time to meet project deadlines;

  • Good presentation skills;

  • Good technical writing capability;

  • Capability to set out specific tasks and supervise others in the completion of these tasks;

  • The ability to communicate technical and management aspects of work to senior staff;

  • Proven experience in a number of areas within transport planning and modelling;

  • Knowledge of project budgetary issues and the capability to deliver work to time and budget;

  • The ability to communicate technical concepts and provide a level of supervision to more junior staff; and

  • Flexibility to travel to other AECOM and client offices, depending on project requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE;

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in Transport Planning or related subject/social based discipline.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, 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.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 202331BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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