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AECOM Senior Consultant - Transport Planning - Cardiff in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

Are you an ambitious and motivated  Senior Transport Planner?

Do you have skills in case-making and appraisal?

Do you want to work on  high-profile projects across the South West and Wales  that cover all modes of transport?

Are you eager to  manage projects  and develop your skills in this field?

Can you  mentor and develop  a growing team of transport planners?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then we are looking to expand our team in the South West and Wales to work on several exciting projects to support sustainable economic growth and development whilst addressing the climate emergency across the region.

Examples of current projects:

  • Sustainable Transport Strategies –

  • Cardiff Taxi Strategy

  • WECA Walking and Cycling Investment Plan

  • Cardiff LDP Policies

  • Business case –

  • North West Cardiff Corridor WelTAG Stage 2

  • West Wales to Bristol Outline Business Case

  • Swansea Valley Corridor WelTAG Stage 2

  • North Wales Main Line Rail Services Outline Business Case

  • Numerous Active Travel WelTAGs

  • Feasibility and appraisal

  • WECA Walking and Cycling Investment Plan

  • WECA AssessWEST bus network review

  • Monitoring and evaluation –

  • Cornwall Reduced Bus Fares Pilot;

  • Department for Transport Lorry Park Evaluation

Our Transport Planning Team in the South West and Wales (with offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter) has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Transport Planner looking to be part of a collaborative team and office environment.

A key part of this role is working closely with Principal Consultants and Associate Directors within Transportation and other disciplines across our offices. You will provide mentoring and technical advice for junior team members and the wider business. As such, you will need to have experience and knowledge of the full range of transport planning.

AECOM has a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams, a global reach and diversified market penetration. Our clients include national, regional and local transport authorities, as well as private developers and international clients. We develop and use some of the most sophisticated transport modelling techniques in a range of specialist software and offer a comprehensive internal training programme to encourage professional and technical development.

Job Responsibilities:

As a senior member of the team, you will need to provide strong technical capabilities to deliver a wide range of projects across the region, including delivering business cases and strategies for multimodal, freight, public transport, cycling and walking. Working with like-minded individuals and a team of Lead Verifiers with national recognition you will be part of a team that delivers quality products, that satisfies the needs of our local and regional clients, funding bodies and national clients including the Department for Transport.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the specification and management of transport planning projects, leading workstreams and projects and taking responsibility for the technical quality.

  • Providing support to a number of senior staff, as well as provide advice and support to junior staff, being responsible for their technical development.

  • Assist in the development of business opportunities, contributing to the production and delivery of larger bids and proposals, but from time to time, lead on smaller opportunities.

  • Work collaboratively across disciplines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • An excellent understanding of transport guidance and best practice (TAG/WelTAG)

  • Experience of the production and review of business cases, transport strategies, feasibility studies and appraisal.

  • Data analysis and processing skills.

  • Supervising and supporting the workload of junior staff.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level.

  • Appropriate professional status (or working towards) with a membership of a relevant professional chartered institute, or eligible for membership of a relevant professional chartered institute.

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10103749

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid