Principal Transport Planner

Calibre Search
12 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Transport Planner

My client is an international engineering consultancy with offices around the UK and across the world. Due to a further increase in workload, their Leeds office is looking to appoint a Principal Transport Planner to join their existing team.

This will be a role at the centre of their responsibility to deliver innovative and practical solutions to clients' real world problems. You will work with a diverse range of clients across the UK, leading multi-disciplinary teams of professionals through the project lifecycle. You will build upon your existing significant experience in transport planning and team management to deliver projects to benefit both clients and the company. You will confidently take day-to-day responsibility to lead a varied workload of projects, supervising colleagues, project managing, ensuring achievement of financial goals and contributing strongly to the technical content and delivery. You will be expected to foster close working relationships with both your network of colleagues and your clients. You will also be expected to contribute to the wider management of the Transport Planning team including line management responsibilities, coaching/mentoring and playing a full role in business development.

You will have commitment to ongoing personal development and the development of others, providing the benefit of your significant experience and understanding of the transport planning profession. Your experience to date will have included a combination of some or all of the following areas of transport planning, a number at significant depth: transport policy and strategy; development planning including transport assessments and statements; funding bids and business cases, scheme delivery, sustainable transport and smarter choices, modelling and appraisal, development planning, junction modelling, traffic management, public transport and parking. The role will particularly be focussed on providing technical leadership for projects and project management

You will have either a numerate first degree in Transport, Mathematics, Geography, Civil Engineering, Planning or a related subject. Is it desirable that you have an MSc in Transport Planning/Engineering and ne a Chartered Professional (CEng, MRTPI, TPP or CMILT) status.

You will have detailed understanding of contemporary transport planning policy and practice and be able to convert that understanding into practical solutions for clients. You will be conversant with the appropriate transport planning guidance and best practice and have significant experience of delivering a wide range of transport planning projects across a number of specialist areas. You will have significant experience of development funding bids and business cases, be highly numerate with strong problem solving skills and innovative thinking and have significant experience and capability in financially and programme managing projects using appropriate business tools. The role also requires you to have a flair for translating complex problems into elegant solutions and delivering and demonstrating this value to clients and having an undertaking of contemporary transport policy and issues, and how developments in the sector may influence future policy and infrastructure interventions.

Please contact Sam Smith at Calibre Search in Leeds or click on apply for further information.

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