Principal Transport Planner

Calibre Search
London, UK
02 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
There are various duties and responsibilities central to the role and these will assist you in reaching your full potential:
  • To work as part of a team delivering high quality transport planning, modelling and technical reports, and (where necessary) engineering designs / drawings;
  • To produce all outputs in accordance with the Company's management systems;
  • To develop and maintain an effective network of contacts;
  • Supervision of staff, checking of design calculations, drawings and outputs prepared by others;
  • To keep abreast of industry best practice and new developments in own area of technical expertise;
  • To assist in setting and maintaining technical standards;
  • To comply with the Company's safety and IMS procedures;
  • To review and approve work prepared by others.
  • To perform your role as a Principal Transport Planner / Engineer, you will also be expected to demonstrate several competencies, as detailed below:
  • Business & Financial Management
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Team Working & Communication
  • Health & Safety

  • Degree qualified Chartered Engineer / Chartered Transport Planner in a relevant discipline, or an Engineer with lower qualifications but a minimum 15 years relevant experience;
  • Shall have a proven commercial awareness;
  • Have the drive and self-motivation to continuously develop your skills;
  • Be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and to be able to build and develop relationships, both internally and externally;
  • Be able to demonstrate developing and maintaining an effective network of contacts;
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and motivate others;
  • Be reliable and have a responsible attitude to work.

Business & Financial Management
  • Application of project costing principles
  • Application of project budget control requirements
  • Knowledge of Divisional and Company financial management and performance monitoring
  • Detailed knowledge of WiP calculation and management requirements
  • Application of debtor control procedures
  • Maintain the required level of utilisation
  • Assist with the pricing of work within the parameters agreed by the Directors
  • Business Development
  • Winning repeat business from existing clients by performing well on their projects
  • Generating new sales with new clients
  • Knowledge of the range of WIE capabilities and wider Group services
  • Project Management
  • Plan and personally manage projects in the office
  • Ensure time sheets are submitted promptly
  • Support relevant Directors in the effective management of projects
  • Monitor projects using Agresso data to identify and control potential cost overruns
  • Undertake WiP reviews for those projects for which you are Project Manager
  • Invoice promptly
  • Monitor debtors and assist credit control to recover payments when required
  • Prepare and submit claims for additional fees when required
  • Ensure adequate briefing of project teams and adherence to the IMS
  • Assist in managing the deployment of resources in the office

  • Ensure that technical performance standards are met on all projects
  • Ensure that you maintain an awareness of and contribute to the technical development of your specific discipline
  • Lead technical work in your areas of expertise
  • Ability to produce good, reliable work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage and supervise site visits/fieldwork
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports
  • Ability to listen to and take on board constructive guidance
  • Manage the training and career development of staff, including the development and provision of internal courses/seminars
  • Provide expert technical support to projects run from other offices
  • Team Working & Communication
  • Build strong and constructive relationships with counterparts and Directors within and across the wider Group
  • Promotes team morale and encourage cooperation, collaboration and team working
  • Act as a mentor to staff and provides constructive feedback on performance
  • Identifies training needs and provides support and encourages continued professional development
  • Carries out annual performance appraisals
  • Ensures full compliance with the Company's Health and Safety Management system
  • In conjunction with Directors, appoints and retains high quality staff

Calibre Search promote equality in the workplace and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified candidates regardless of their sex, race, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age. We act as both an employment agency and employment business.

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