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Senior Transport Planner (Development Planning)

  • Job reference: TR-002835
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Leeds, Manchester, Warrington
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Why not...

Atkins, now part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies that offers great scope for your career. We’re very agile in the way we work and respond to new challenges. We deliver innovative solutions by working closely with our customers at every stage of a project. There are many opportunities to work with these discipline areas and widen your range of experience.

Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins’ Transportation Consultancy Practice comprises of over 900 staff delivering planning, technical and advisory consultancy services to a wide-ranging client base in the UK and overseas. We are part of a larger Transportation business of 3,750 talented professionals covering highway, rail and local transport sectors in the UK & Europe.

We are looking for transport planners and senior transport planners to join our Northern team based in Manchester, Leeds and Warrington to contribute to the growth of our business. We’re an established successful team with a well-balanced blend of skills, and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to add further value to our offer to the marketplace.

These roles are an opportunity to be engaged in technical delivery of a wide range of projects and business development functions whilst assisting junior members of the team to ensure timely project delivery. They offer excellent career prospects to an ambitious and hard-working individual who now wishes to progress through exposure to a wide range of clients and working on nationally recognised projects as well as key local opportunities.

Key Responsibilities
• Supporting the technical delivery of transport planning projects for our clients in the North of the UK and, potentially, across our wider UK and international businesses
• Manage small to medium scale transport planning projects;
• Undertake a client facing role requiring excellent communication skills;
• Provide technical/ analytical support to the junior staff
• Specify and oversee data analysis
• Provide technical analysis and be able to derive key findings and report results;
• Prepare presentation materials;
• Attend public consultation events.

Key Requirements
• Appropriate academic (degree qualified in a relevant discipline), and/or professional qualifications (chartered membership, or demonstrable progress towards achieving qualification of a relevant institution).
• Experience in using software such as LinSig, TRANSYT, Vissim, and Paramics
• Proficient IT skills including proficiency in Excel, Word
• Ability to analyse and interpolate data
• Ability to work independently and within a team
• Excellent communication skills - both written and oral
• Excellent organisational skills

• TPP qualified, or in the process of seeking qualification.
• Experience in the use of transport simulation models such as SATURN, EMME, VISUM
• Experience in the use of software such as DIADEM, TUBA, TRICS, Tempro,
• Appreciation of current modelling guidance
• Capability in GIS software such as MapInfo and QGIS

The team forms part of the wider national City Spaces & Development Planning practice, offering services to both private and public-sector Clients for our offices in the UK. The overall team has a wide-ranging capability: from site feasibility and masterplanning, through to planning and detailed design and assessment. The multi-disciplinary nature of the business also means that we are able to work as part of an in-house project team to offer clients a true ‘one stop shop’ for the planning, design and delivery of infrastructure projects.

The team has a strong pipeline and solid presence within the marketplace. Our Practice is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients both in the UK and overseas and our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international development and public realm projects. We also provide specialist input to a range of strategic rail, highways, aviation and other infrastructure projects drawn from across the business.

The Individual

We seek a candidate that displays a sound awareness of the industry and demonstrable standard of technical competency to provide clients with complete confidence in our solutions, and the enthusiasm and passion to work with and assist in developing the next generation of specialists.
The ideal candidate needs to be a driven individual with strong technical acumen, a growing commercial awareness of the development planning industry and aspirations or experience in project management. The candidate will also be willing to challenge themselves to gain experience on a wide range of transport planning projects across the consultancy practice.

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.
Additional Information

Join us and we’ll value you for going beyond to exceed customer expectations and delivering innovative solutions nobody else can. After all, we can’t achieve great things without you, so you can look forward to fantastic training and benefits.

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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