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AECOM Senior Transport Planner in Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Consultant to join our industry-leading Transport Planning team to help deliver and win projects. Our work is primarily for public sector clients and includes transport strategy development, feasibility studies, business case development, funding bids, feasibility, scheme appraisals and monitoring and evaluation. The majority of our projects are based in the North West of England, but we also support offices across the UK and Ireland and undertake some national and international work. This is a permanent role to be located in Manchester or Liverpool and will also require travelling to other AECOM and client offices – we are open to applications on a full or part-time basis.

Our Strategy and Policy team, within the Transport Planning business area, provides advice and support to understand and address the challenges facing society, environment and the economy. We assess the wider impacts of addressing those challenges and evaluate and learn from previous strategies, programmes and policies. For many of our projects, we work collaboratively with colleagues across AECOM’s many disciplines, including planners, designers, architects, engineers, regeneration and environmental specialists.

Examples of recent/current projects include:

  • Responsibility for the coordination and preparation of the Full Business Case for the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan.

  • Preparation of business cases for active travel schemes under the Greater Manchester Mayors Challenge Fund.

  • Lead role in the re-development of Bury Interchange, including preparation of the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC).

  • Preparation of bids to Government funding sources, including Restoring Railways Funding and National Productivity Investment Fund.

  • Manchester North West Quadrant Multi-Modal study, including development of the Strategic Outline Programme.

  • Feasibility studies for bus priority schemes in Greater Manchester.

  • Delivery of the monitoring and evaluation programme for the Trafford Park Metrolink extension.

  • Preparation of the Outline Business Case for the renewal of the Sheffield Supertram network.

As a Senior Consultant your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Manage your time to ensure you meet deadlines.

  • Manage small or elements of larger projects, including the production of high-quality analysis and associated outputs, within time and budget.

  • Support bids to win work with existing and new clients.

  • Explain technical concepts to others, especially our graduates and clients.

  • Provide advice and mentorship to junior colleagues.

  • Be proactive and make the most of our support and training to continue your professional development.

  • Prepare, supervise and deliver technical presentations to internal and external groups.

  • Provide technical expertise and review and check analytical work by junior colleagues.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in transport strategy, planning and business case development (literacy, numeracy, communication).

  • Experience in the assessment of different modes of transport in different geographic settings.

  • Knowledge and ideally hands-on experience of DfT business case and Transport Appraisal Guidance (TAG).

  • Knowledge of transport modelling and the application of modelling outputs to support transport appraisals.

  • Good knowledge and experience of approaches in multi-criteria appraisals and scheme optioneering.

  • Proven analytical, data manipulation, statistical skills using appropriate software.

  • Interest in the UK transport, policy and strategy, infrastructure funding, transport innovations and technology developments, interactions between land use and transport, knowledge of broader economic development principles and wider economic impacts.

  • Ability to engage with clients and stakeholders, and to undertake stakeholder facilitation.

  • A highly motivated with excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a consultancy environment, contributing to effective client relationships and working to tight deadlines.

  • A team player who can work as part of wider project teams across disciplines and geographies.

  • The ability to handle project management on small projects or task management on larger projects (time, cost, quality).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree/Masters qualification in an analytical subject (e.g. transport planning, geography, mathematics, engineering, economics, spatial planning) from an accredited college or university.

Interest in professional development thorough working toward professional accreditation and / or attending seminars/ conferences and disseminating that knowledge

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 Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249408BR

Additional Locations UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court

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.