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Senior/Principal Transport Planner Cambridge

  • Job reference: TR-002441
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Cambridge
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As one of the world's leading transport planning and highway engineering consultancies, the Transportation division of Atkins works with national and local governments, highways authorities, private developers and agencies worldwide to help clients develop our future cities and infrastructure.

Join our Cambridge Transport Planning team and your transport planning creativity and technical skills will transform projects. Collaborating with specialists from across our business as part of multidisciplinary teams, you’ll work on a wide variety of projects from scheme development through to scheme construction. If you can present your ideas and build strong customer relationships – you’ll enjoy influencing mixed use developments, housing communities, airports, schools, sustainable transport, public realm schemes and more.

We are looking for a talented Senior/Principal Transport Planner to join our successful and growing team of 25 transport planners based in Cambridge. Our transport planning services include policy and strategy development; case making for a wide range of transport investments, undertaking demand, market and economic analysis and forecasting; development planning; transport modelling and scheme feasibility and design.

Recent and current projects include:
• Cambridge Biomedical Campus – transport strategy development to meet future needs;
• A14 Detailed Design – supporting the design team and public engagement;
• Port of Tilbury port expansion – assessment of access arrangements for the expanded port;
• Hardwick Green – a 1,100 residential development in Kings Lynn;
• Transport modelling studies for Cambridgeshire County Council;
• National Transport Model – development of a key modelling tool for the DfT;
• Connected Autonomous Vehicles and their impact on traffic flow; and
• Wide range of transport studies, development planning and modelling projects for local clients including private developers.


Depending on the level of experience, responsibilities of this role may include, but are not limited to:
• Taking responsibility in delivering a diverse range of projects;
• Supporting our transport planning leads in actively engaging with our clients in relation to wider transport planning commissions;
• Involvement in managing the delivery of technical work and the financial / commercial management of projects;
• Leading or assisting with method statements and bidding opportunities;
• Producing documentation of the work undertaken and presenting findings to internal and external audiences; and
• Adoption of best practice and adherence to the Atkins quality processes in technical delivery on projects.


We welcome applications from highly motivated and skilled individuals who demonstrate some of the following:
• A passion for transport planning;
• Good written and interpersonal communication skills to engage effectively with clients and teams across Atkins;
• A problem solver with analytical experience and relevant knowledge of and skills in relevant technical techniques, tools and guidance;
• Development Planning and Development Control experience;
• Awareness or proficiency in applying modelling/analysis tools such as SATURN, TUBA, VISSIM, S-Paramics, Junctions, LinSig and GIS;
• Strategy making and business case development studies;
• Ability to innovate, keen interest or experience in knowledge sharing;
• Interest or experience in proposal writing and bid coordination;
• Willing to work simultaneously on a number of projects and flexible to work with different teams around our UK offices including co-location in client offices;
• Proven track record and ability to manage projects successfully, delivering technically excellent projects on time and to budget;
• Knowledge of UK transport planning market, financial management, business development and client liaison experience; and
• A drive to help develop and get the optimum performance from our pool of talented graduates.

Here at Atkins we really invest in the career progression of our employees, so join us and we will value you for going above and beyond to exceed customer expectations. We offer great opportunities to broaden your horizons and you can look forward to an excellent rewards package.

We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

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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