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AECOM Principal Consultant - Transport Planner - Development in Dublin, Ireland

Job Summary

AECOM believes that infrastructure creates an opportunity for everyone. With over 56,000 employees, we are the world’s premier infrastructure firm - planners, designers, engineers, consultants and construction managers driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we partner with our clients to build legacies for generations to come. Across the globe, we embrace sustainability by striving to make a positive, lasting impact on society and the environment through ambitious commitments, such as our science-based emissions reduction targets.

AECOM is the #1 ranked Transportation and Building Design Firm by ENR (Engineering News-Record) and a Fortune 500 company for six consecutive years.

With 600 staff on the island of Ireland, AECOM has a strong local presence with a long history of excellence in delivery. In transportation, our largest sector, we have an extremely capable team focussed on working in partnership with clients as trusted advisors across the transportation project lifecycle from planning to construction,

Job Summary

AECOM are currently recruiting for an experienced transport planner to join our Development Planning team in the Republic of Ireland. We are looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical background that share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

Our Development Planning team work on projects in Ireland and continental Europe. These are frequently multi-disciplinary projects, undertaken in collaboration with colleagues from across AECOM.

Our 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. We undertake transport assessments, travel plans, support our environmental colleagues in preparing environmental impact assessments, and provide key transport inputs to the development of travel demand management strategies, spatial plans and masterplans.

Development Planning clients include multinational technology companies, property developers, house builders, retailers, the National Development Finance Agency, the Land Development Agency, universities, local authorities and contractors.

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. We would expect excellent written and oral communication skills which we would continue to develop, as well as experience in client fronting and negotiation with local and transport authorities. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working on a range of projects which support development at various stages of its life, particularly in light of the evolving transport planning, behavioural and technology landscape in which we work.

Job responsibilities :

  • Providing support to the directors on technical, managerial and financial matters;

  • Preparing fee proposals for new projects and working with the directors and Project Management Assistant to ensure projects are delivered to budget and that KPIs are met;

  • Providing the first point of contact for clients, architects, planners and other property professionals throughout the project;

  • Representing the client and AECOM at meetings, and in negotiation with, Local Authorities and other regulatory bodies;

  • Supervising work carried out by the other members of the Development Planning team, ensuring that it is to the appropriate technical standard and is delivered to programme;

  • Delivery of transport assessments and other technical reports to support planning applications and planning appeals;

  • Act as a Project Manager (once accredited) as necessary including monitoring financial performance;

  • Manage and mentor junior staff in terms of their professional and vocational development; and,

  • Contributing to technical client reports, attendance at project team meetings and presentations

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 of 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 and at planning hearings and appeals;

  • 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 policy implementation, modelling, master planning and/or technical design;

  • Extensive experience of industry-standard junction capacity assessment applications such as Junctions 9/10 and LINSIG, including 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 of 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, planning, economics or similar.

  • Membership of a relevant professional institution (CIHT, CILT, IHE, TPS, IPI, ICE etc.).

  • A masters degree in a relevant subject is desirable but is not essential

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 Ireland

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253017BR

Additional Locations IE - Cork - Montrose House, IE - Galway Technology Park

Virtual: 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.