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Assistant Transport Planners

  • Job reference: TR-001045
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: London
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Why not...

The Cities, Spaces and Development Planning (CSDP) Practice within the Transportation Business provides advice to a range of public and private sector clients. By being the link between urban design and transport planning, our CSDP team provides a range of services including pedestrian and cycle planning, wayfinding, public realm planning and design and development planning, as well as more general transport planning.

As part of our planned growth for the sector, we have
 vacancies for Assistant Transport Planners based in central London, focusing on providing support across a broad range of UK and overseas projects. 

We are looking for people with an interest in transport planning and particularly public realm, pedestrian and cycle planning, with the drive to learn and progress quickly. The successful candidates will be keen to see their career develop with a desire to take greater ownership and responsibility for technical delivery and, in due course, management of projects. 

The roles will involve working in the Cities and Spaces sector but will attract opportunities for involvement in a wider range of transport planning projects across our London business as part of supported career development. As part of an expanding team these opportunities offer rapid career progression dependent on ability.

You will support on a variety of wayfinding, public realm, pedestrian, cycle and transport planning projects of varying scope and scale for both public and private sector Clients. A selection of our recent projects is outlined below:

- Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Mini Hollands Cycling Programme.
- Legible London wayfinding strategy and design (various).
- A12 Pedestrian Connectivity project.
- Peckham and Tooting town centre pedestrian safety enhancements projects.
- High Speed 2 Transport Assessment.
- Various cycling and pedestrian feasibility studies.
- Various public realm planning studies.

Reporting to the Team Leader and Practice Manager you will work across the London Cities and Spaces teams in assisting with the delivery of a range of projects.



- Degree in transport, urban planning, environmental management or related subject.

Essential Criteria

- At least one year working in transport planning, ideally with experience in pedestrian, cycling, public realm or wayfinding projects.
- Demonstrable technical skills and understanding of transport planning techniques and methods.
- Ability to work in a team as part of a wider project.
- Good written communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

- Experience in a range of transport and specifically pedestrian planning techniques e.g. analysing and presenting pedestrian movement, planning of pedestrian / cycling schemes, survey techniques / strategy development.
- An appreciation of public realm planning and related policy context.
- Knowledge/ experience of wayfinding planning principles.
- Experience of development planning projects.
- A good basis and quickly growing competence in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator packages.
- Experience of using GIS.


As part of an enthusiastic and expanding team, you will:

- Take responsibility for delivering and supporting on the delivery of technical work.
- Adopt best practice and adhere to the Atkins quality processes in technical delivery on projects.
- Support small project teams.
- Assist in the preparation of bids and marketing.
- Pro-actively develop skills both on the job and from formal training and share knowledge with colleagues.

The Individuals

The successful candidates will offer:

- Analytical and numerical skills and be able to gain an appreciation of technical issues.
- Able to developing effective and enduring relationships.
- Results focused ensuring projects are delivered successfully.
- Able to exercise sound judgements in all areas sometimes whilst under pressure of project deadlines.
- Enthusiasm to develop their career and progress quickly as a transport planning consultant.
- The ability to work on a diverse range of projects and manage time accordingly.
- The ability to work effectively within a team.
- Good organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with others.


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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