AECOM Senior Transport Planning Consultant - Highway and Multi-Modal in St Albans, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Transport Planner or Senior Transport Modeller to join our Highway and Multi Modal Planning team within our Transport Planning Business to help win and deliver projects. This role is a full time permanent role to be located in St Albans, Hertfordshire, which is one of our central hubs for the Transport Planning and Development Planning team and located 20 minutes north from London St Pancras / Kings Cross. We value a healthy work life balance, as such we have the option of flexible working hours.
Our Highway and Multi-Modal Planning team, within the Transport Planning business area, plan and evaluate future transport schemes, forecast demand and revenue, undertake economic appraisal, develop business cases, transport strategies as well as determine the relationships between spatial planning and transport. We undertake transport modelling spanning national, regional, local as well as detailed micro-simulation. Our team uses technology and Big Data (e.g. Mobile Phone and Google API data) in developing transport tools. We work collaboratively with colleagues across AECOM’s many disciplines, including planners, designers, engineers, regeneration and environmental specialists.
Our current UK public sector clients include the Department of Transport, Transport for London, Highways England as well as a host of local authorities and London boroughs within England. We operate a number of Frameworks from the team so have a really diverse range of projects to choose from. We have proactively managed some of the UK’s most high profile Transport Planning and infrastructure projects which are at the forefront of the Transport Planning industry. These span innovative use and application of mobile phone data through to close partnership working and research with Universities and academia.
An ideal Senior Transport Planner or Senior Transport Modeller will come from an analytical background, such as mathematics, economics, geography, or engineering and will have experience in transport planning and possess key responsibilities listed below. We value a combination of analytical and communication skills, with a creative and enthusiastic approach to problem solving. We are seeking an individual with an in depth appreciation of their chosen area with good knowledge of wider transport planning issues. This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of ground-breaking and innovative projects for a wide variety of clients.
As a Senior Transport Planner or Senior Transport Modeller, your responsibilities will include the following:
Mentor graduates, impart your wisdom and check tasks undertaken by your more junior colleagues;
Ability to handle the project management of smaller projects, including cost control and client liaison;
Contribute to and attend industry events and conferences;
Manage your and others’ time and deliver successful projects; and
Keep clients happy and engaged.
Proven analytical, data manipulation or statistical skills using appropriate software;
Knowledge and experience in transport demand and supply modelling, forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals;
Good knowledge of transport modelling related software packages e.g. SATURN, PARAMICS, CUBE, EMME, VISUM, VISSIM, TUBA as wells as knowledge and experience of GIS software;
Knowledge and experience in computer programming languages (e.g. VBA, SQL, Python);
Good knowledge and familiarity with key guidance documents, such as WebTAG;
Self-motivation and capability to undertake specific tasks with minimum supervision;
Ability to manage own time to meet project deadlines;
Excellent presentation skills;
Good technical writing capability;
Capability to set out specific tasks and supervise others in the completion of these tasks;
The ability to communicate technical and management aspects of work to senior staff;
Capability to set out and produce quality client reports;
Ability to manage client contact and liaison;
Good appreciation of project risk issues and application of these to day-to-day tasks;
Proven experience in a number of areas within transport planning;
Knowledge of project budgetary issues and the capability to deliver work to time and budget;
The ability to communicate technical concepts and provide a level of supervision to more junior staff; and
Flexibility to travel to other AECOM and client offices, depending on project requirements.
Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE; and
A Master’s degree or PhD in Transport Planning or related subject/social based discipline.
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
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Category Engineering - Transportation
Business Line Transportation
Business Group DCS
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 188785BR
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.