Senior Transport Modeller

Recruiter
Carrington West
Location
Leeds
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About the Role
This opportunity is based in our Leeds City Centre office where we have an expanding transport planning team offering a range of services to public and private sector clients.

The team strategic and micro-simulation modelling, scheme appraisal, development planning, traffic management, engineering and road safety, parking strategy, public transport and a variety of related topics.

The requirement is for a Senior Transport Modeller to work on and assist in leading a range of transport studies dealing with highway and other modelling projects. This role would suit an experienced Transport Modeller who has developed a strong technical base and gained some initial experience in project management, who now wishes to take the opportunity to work closer with our clients and take a greater level of responsibility on project direction and overall responsibility of the projects. The position will enable you to provide solutions to our client’s real-world problems throughout the project life-cycle, with the opportunity to work closely with our other departments in order to provide a successful outcome. It will allow you to build experience of proposal writing, customer and project management and mentoring whilst developing your own skills.

Role Specific Responsibilities:

• Assist in leading and managing a range of strategic modelling projects and work closely with the senior colleagues and other members of staff both within and outside Transport Planning
• Implement modelling and economic assessment methodologies in consultation with senior colleagues
• Assist senior colleagues on modelling and appraisal methods and provide advice to independent teams
• Assist the Divisional Manager with providing career development support to team members • Deliver to agreed personal targets.
• Deliver technical inputs to required quality, cost and time.
• Prepare high quality reports and technical notes.
• Keep up to date with developments in areas of professional expertise.
• Actively contribute towards other duties across the Business Unit e.g.: health & safety, quality, training, Client feedback etc.
• Engage with more senior colleagues to develop scope of work, timescales and budget expectations. Identify potential for change to agreed delivery outcomes.
• Resolve problems or issues to support the delivery of projects or design objectives, ensuring that deliverables conform with the project manager’s requirements.
• Maintain effective working relationships with team members and clients.

About You
You will have;

• Numerate first degree in Transport, Mathematics, Geography, Civil Engineering, Planning or a related subject
• MSc in Transport Planning/Engineering (desirable).
• Ideally Chartered Professional (CEng, MRTPI, TPP or CMILT) status (desirable)
• Experience as a transport modeller, with an excellent track record in the field.
• You should be conversant with the appropriate guidance on the assessment of transport schemes and familiar with the role of related disciplines
• Wide experience, on a number of projects, of various strategic modelling program suites; such as SATURN, VISUM, Cube/Voyager, EMME etc;
• Ideally experience of highway scheme appraisal and current economic modelling software including, COBA, QUADRO, MyRIAD and TUBA (desirable);
• Ideally experience in the use of micro-simulation models such as PARAMICS, VISSIM (desirable).
• The ability to advise on the design of modelling studies and lead their management and delivery
• You should have experience managing a varied workload of project including supervising colleagues and ensuring financial goals are achieved
• You should have team leadership experience including line management, mentoring and business development
• Expert knowledge of transport modelling theory and methods, data collection, analytical techniques and appraisal methods
• A clear and comprehensive understanding of UK Government transport planning policies and guidance, including WebTAG and DMRB
• You should be proficient in Word and Excel.
• Experience of working with public and private sector clients would be advantageous (desirable)
• Proven ability of working within a team environment in undertaking large strategic modelling projects and contributing towards the preparation of key deliverables
• You should be highly numerate with strong problem solving skills
• You should have a proven capability to communicate clearly
• You should have the ability to work under minimum supervision

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