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Senior Bus and Rail Planning Specialist

  • Job reference: R-024040
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

Now part of the SNC-Lavalin group, Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport planners and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility. 

The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and Atkins is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements. Consultants from Atkins and their partners in the supply chain, are working with government, local authorities, contractors and private developers to develop our future cities and infrastructure.

We have a growth plan to respond to this pipeline of work and we are currently recruiting talented individuals to help deliver development planning projects for our expanding client base.  With over 300 specialists in our Transport Planning business we have the flexibility and resources to provide our clients with an extensive range of services including transport policy and strategy planning, traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, travel demand management, scheme design and development planning.

The Roles

We are recruiting a Senior Bus and Rail Planning Specialist for our transport planning business and would like to discuss this exciting opportunity with prospective candidates.    Collaborating with consultants from across our business as part of multi-disciplinary teams, you will provide expert planning input to develop innovative bus and rail strategies.  You will work on flagship regeneration and development projects as well as delivering bus and rail solutions to enhance town centre accessibility. The successful candidate will lead bus and BRT route feasibility studies, including scenario development, operations costing as well as demand and revenue forecasting using a variety of techniques.  You will also support the planning and development of new public transport interchanges and Park & Ride facilities.

We’re a successful team with a well-balanced blend of skills to face our client needs and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to add further value to our offer to the marketplace. You will have a demonstrable track record and solid technical capability in the planning of public transport facilities and services. Whilst we will consider all candidates, our expectation is that this role will be based in Birmingham.  Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress.

The Candidates

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Bus and Rail Planning Specialist to support our growing transport planning team.  Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will be expected to demonstrate a capability in the following:

  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication with strong report writing capability
  • Ability to work under pressure and proven success in meeting deadlines
  • Confident team worker with ablity to work independently
  • Experience of working to time and budget constraints.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate technical skills and competencies such as:

  • Demonstrable project and people management skills
  • Experience in business development and work winning
  • A track record in delivering UK transport planning projects
  • Knowledgeable about the current UK transport policy context, UK public transport operations and regulatory frameworks.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A relevant transport planning, urban planning, geography degree or similar
  • A passion for transportation
  • Ideally, membership of a relevant professional institute

Rewards and Benefits

We started out as Atkins, one of the most respected international design, engineering and project management consultancies in the world. Today we are part of global giant SNC-Lavalin. Work with us and you’ll enjoy all the benefits a multinational company can offer — from great employee benefits, to travel and exposure to impressive world-wide clients and projects.

With a goal to be a truly diverse employer, we promote an inclusive culture for everyone in the SNC-Lavalin Atkins family and have an ongoing commitment to pursuing improvements for all underrepresented groups.

Additional Information

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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