AECOM Associate Director - Transport Planning in Birmingham, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham
AECOM’s Consulting team is will be seeking a full-time Associate Director to support the transport planning business and to assist in developing their rail planning business, in Q2/Q3. The person would be based in Birmingham but have a wider role across the UK and Ireland business .
You will have demonstrable business development credentials in transport planning and the rail planning industry in the UK and ideally with a focus on the Midlands and South East markets. This role will essentially be leading in work winning through established and developed client contacts, with an expectation of building a solid workload to support the development of a small team that would build on and support the existing Transport Planning Team in Birmingham. This will need to be backed up through being able to provide project management and technical support to the rail planning team across the UK, which currently has bases in Manchester, London and Cardiff. This team has a national and international role undertaking rail planning work and therefore the candidate would be expected to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience of working on projects for the public and private sector across the UK.
Typically this work will involve working with clients both within and outside the transport and rail industry, ranging from general transport planning activities and, with regards to rail planning, involvement in franchise bidding through to supporting third party rail scheme promoters. Clearly a wide knowledge of the rail industry would therefore be beneficial as our portfolio of work ranges from demand forecasting to rail strategy development, scheme appraisal, market analysis, business impact and operational assessment. The use of standard rail industry tools such as PDFH (Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook), MOIRA and/or Railsys is something we are able to offer our clients, alongside more bespoke approaches to deliver solutions where appropriate.
Candidates should recognise the core requirements of the role outlined above and would also be expected to support the wider transport planning capability within the company:
Proven project management and business development capabilities (including proposal writing);
Knowledge of the UK transport planning, rail and wider public transport industry;
Self-motivation and capability to undertake specific tasks with minimum supervision;
Ability to manage own time to meet project deadlines;
Excellent presentation skills;
Excellent spreadsheet skills;
Excellent technical writing capability;
Educated to degree/masters level;
Experience of delivering technically challenging public transport planning projects and specifically rail planning projects;
Experience of liaising with public and private rail sector clients;
Understanding of Health and Safety requirements;
Knowledge and experience of rail planning tools, including application of PDFH principles and WebTAG guidance; and
Knowledge of the application of public transport modelling software.
- Professional Accreditation, such as CMILT, TPP, CIHT or MICE
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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. 241622BR
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.