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AECOM Senior Transport Development Planner in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

Job Summary

You will work within a large, collaborative team and support the delivery of a diverse range of transport projects across the Midlands and UK. Your role will be planning focused, working mostly with public sector clients, providing technical transport and planning advice. This could include work on planning applications, strategic transport studies, Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans, electric vehicle studies, Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, and public transport strategies. The list is almost endless!

In this role you will work closely with our Principal Transport Planners and Associate Directors within Transportation. You will also be expected to provide some mentoring and technical advice for more junior team members. As such, you will need to have knowledge and demonstrable experience of a range of transport planning skills (as listed below) and ideally with some experience of project management and supervisory skills. We expect excellent written and oral communication skills which we will continue to develop.

Job Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Provide support to Principal Transport Planners and Associate Directors on technical, managerial and financial matters

  • Deliver technical advice to support the development of transport strategies for clients

  • Support in mentoring junior staff in terms of enhancing their technical skills and professional development

  • Support in preparing scope and fee estimates for new projects and to ensure projects are delivered to budget and that KPIs are met

  • Be a point of contact for clients to build good relationships and encourage repeat business; and

  • Represent the client and AECOM at meetings where required

Minimum Requirements

You will be able to demonstrate the following technical attributes:

  • Fully qualified professional or specialist able to lead on complex tasks / projects

  • Able to take a lead role in areas of expertise including presenting technical work prepared by yourself and others

  • Can produce clear, concise reports which are right first time

  • Manages technical interfaces within your own and other disciplines and can act as a key client contact

  • Has a sound knowledge of policies, codes and regulations relevant to their technical specialism

  • Questions and challenges conventional methodologies and offers up new ideas and solutions​

  • Actively seeks out colleagues and clients to agree project scopes, roles and responsibilities

  • Able to recognise risks associated with a project and provide guidance on mitigation and controls

  • Familiar with financial aspects of projects and can monitor progress

  • Inputs to bids for a range of opportunities and understands relevant governance processes

  • Forms and actively participates in technical networks

  • Prepares and delivers formal and informal on the job technical trainingYou will also be able to demonstrate the following behaviours​:Prepares clear, well researched deliverables

  • Presents clear views and is prepared to justify and stand by recommendations

  • Works to overcome obstacles and achieve the best outcomes for the team, business and clients

  • Takes action to resolve problems as they arise and remains focused to overcome challenges

  • Adaptable and able to develop actions to respond to changing circumstances

  • Manages time effectively and prioritises competing demands to deliver multiple tasks / projects simultaneously

  • Recognises opportunities for delegation and assigns work to assist in the development of junior staff

  • Keeps clear, accurate and traceable records of project management and quality processes

  • Is recognised as an influential member of the team and helps create an inclusive culture which motivates others to deliver results

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

You will be able to demonstrate the following technical attributes:

  • Fully qualified professional or specialist able to lead on complex tasks / projectsAble to take a lead role in areas of expertise including presenting technical work prepared by yourself and others

  • Can produce clear, concise reports which are right first timeManages technical interfaces within your own and other disciplines and can act as a key client contact

  • Has a sound knowledge of policies, codes and regulations relevant to their technical specialism

  • Questions and challenges conventional methodologies and offers up new ideas and solutions​

  • Actively seeks out colleagues and clients to agree project scopes, roles and responsibilities

  • Able to recognise risks associated with a project and provide guidance on mitigation and controls

  • Familiar with financial aspects of projects and can monitor progressInputs to bids for a range of opportunities and understands relevant governance processes

  • Forms and actively participates in technical networksPrepares and delivers formal and informal on the job technical training

You will also be able to demonstrate the following behaviours​:

  • Prepares clear, well-researched deliverables

  • Presents clear views and is prepared to justify and stand by recommendations

  • Works to overcome obstacles and achieve the best outcomes for the team, business and clients

  • Takes action to resolve problems as they arise and remains focused to overcome challenges

  • Adaptable and able to develop actions to respond to changing circumstances

  • Manages time effectively and prioritises competing demands to deliver multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

  • Recognises opportunities for delegation and assigns work to assist in the development of junior employees

  • Keeps clear, accurate and traceable records of project management and quality processes

  • Is recognised as an influential member of the team and helps create an inclusive culture which motivates others to deliver results

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A degree in an analytical subject such as Engineering, Geography, Planning, Mathematics, Economics or similar. Membership of a relevant professional institution, for example, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Transport Planning Society (TPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) or Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), is essential, and chartered membership desirable

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications for this position from candidates requiring Sponsorship.

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10058570

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

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