Transport Planner

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation, Rail Planner

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Recruiting for a Principal Transport Planner / Consultant to join an expanding team in Manchester working preferably on a permanent basis, but will also consider contractors.

The client's Transport Team undertakes strategic planning work, providing advice to private and public-sector clients on a wide range of interesting transportation projects including:

* Multi-Modal Transport Modelling
* Scheme Appraisal
* Parking Studies
* Transport Economics
* Strategic Transport Studies
* Transport Surveys
* Traffic Engineering

The team also works closely with our Infrastructure, Services, Structures and Environmental teams on larger multi-disciplinary development proposals.
The Principal Transport Planners manage and produce technical studies within the Transport Planning function. The role demands a proactive approach in a team environment and offers substantial opportunity for career progression within the company.

You will be technically competent in analysing all types of transport projects and be able to manage people and projects. In particular you will be expected to manage project teams and undertake the day to day Client liaison and management on projects. You will identify business opportunities and to communicate these to and discuss these with the Team Leader/ Advisory Group Director as well as assist in realising these. You will contribute towards the technical excellence of the team and can expect considerable experience on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

* Management and production of technical studies
* Managing other transport projects as these arise and ensuring outputs are delivered on time and within agreed budget
* Project manage small projects.
* Developing innovative transport solutions to serve and benefit Clients.
* Inspiring junior staff to develop innovative transport solutions to serve and benefit Clients
* Proactively contributing to the technical development of the transport function in the UK
* Providing technical support and advice within Transport UK in order to:
1. Develop the technical skills of junior staff; and
2. Ensure consistency in technical quality from junior staff.
* Commercial and technical management of projects ensuring that projects are managed effectively within budgetary constraints
* The day-to-day management of the junior members of the transport planning function in the UK
* The day-to-day management of other disciplines
* Identification of business opportunities
* Preparation of fee proposals

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

* HNC or equivalent level qualification in a relevant subject
* Substantial relevant experience in the Transport Planning industry
* Knowledge of analytical software programs such as ARCADY, PICADY, LINSIG, TRANSYT, the TRICS database and MS OFFICE.
* Good client management skills
* Commercially aware
* Coordination and management of project teams
* Identification of business opportunities
* Writing successful fee proposals
* Experience in preparing Transport Assessments/Travel Plans
* Proven technical track record and ability
* Strong analytical skills
* Good communicator (written and verbal)
* Good negotiation skills
* Good team player to contribute to dynamic group