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AECOM Transport Planning Consultant in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Are you an ambitious and motivated Transport Planner?

Do you have skills in transport modelling, scheme appraisal and business case development?

Do you want to work on high profile projects across the North East and Yorkshire that cover all modes of transport?

Do you want to gain the skills and experience necessary to become a Chartered Transport Planning Professional ?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then we are looking to expand our teams in the North East within our Leeds and Newcastle offices to work on a number of exciting new projects to support sustainable economic growth and development across the region.

Examples of our current projects and clients include:

  • Investigating the upgrade of large sections of the A1 in Yorkshire and A64 in York as part of a Technical Advisors role for Highways England

  • Supporting local authorities across the North-East, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire in developing public transport, highway, walking and cycling schemes as part of the Transforming Cities Fund

  • Supporting local authority clients across the North East in developing their Levelling-Up Fund bids

  • Developing business cases for major transport and regeneration schemes across towns and cities including Newcastle, Gateshead, Leeds, Halifax, Sheffield and Bradford

  • Supporting the introduction of the North-East Clean Air Zone, with the development of a new strategic transport model, air quality modelling and option development.

  • Development of strategic transport models for Calderdale, Kirklees, Sheffield City Region and Leeds

  • Microsimulation modelling

You will report to an Associate Director within a collaborative team and office environment. As part of the role, you will support on the delivery of a wide range of different transport planning projects and will need good analytical and communication skills. It is expected that you will help to provide on the job training to our graduates and apprentices.

Support will be given to you in the role by other like-minded individuals and a team of Lead Verifiers with national recognition in many areas of transport planning. Collectively, you will form a team that delivers quality products, that satisfies the needs of our clients, funding bodies and the Department for Transport.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Transport Planner, you will be an important member of our Transport Planning team in Newcastle. You will work with the team leader and project managers to specify and deliver transport planning projects for a range of different clients. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Analysing data to inform transport planning projects

  • Using GIS to present data

  • Undertaking transport modelling to inform scheme appraisal and business case development

  • Undertaking the economic appraisal of transport schemes

  • Supporting the delivery of Business Cases for a range of different transport proposals

  • Supporting at client meetings to communicate findings

  • Supporting at stakeholder events

  • Preparing other technical reports

  • Providing support to our graduates and apprentices

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in transport modelling with some experience in SATURN, VISUM or CUBE is desirable

  • Understanding of the business case process and TAG guidance

  • Experience in appraisal techniques including industry-standard packages such as TUBA

  • Data analysis and processing skills

  • Excellent numeracy and communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively in an unsupervised environment, or working within a project team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level.

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 - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253655BR

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.