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Senior Transport Planner

  • Job reference: TR-001061
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Leeds
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced transport planner to join our Cities, Space and Development Planning practice in Leeds, which is ambitious to grow and expand.

The role will involve providing technical expertise, working on a range of projects throughout the North of England as well as supporting other teams in the UK.

The work will include development planning through the preparation of Transport Assessments for new developments and will involve working on a wide range of exciting projects.

Atkins Transportation covers all aspects of transport planning, design and management from policy research, transport planning and appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary transport consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for clients in both public and private sector, covering all transport modes.

From our Leeds office we serve a wide range of public and private sector clients. We are one of the leading providers of transport consultancy services and have an excellent reputation for quality and client satisfaction. We are now looking to recruit additional staff to support our ongoing expansion of business opportunities in the North of England.
Key responsibilities:

•To manage small to medium scale transport planning projects;
•To undertake a client facing role requiring excellent communication skills;
•To provide technical/ analytical support to the transport team in Leeds
•To prepare Transport Assessments, Sustainable Travel Plans and Service Management Plans;
•To specify and oversee data analysis to include traffic and pedestrian counts as well as car parking surveys;
•To undertake site audits to identify existing and future requirements for transport infrastructure and public transport services;
•To provide technical analysis and be able to derive key findings and report results;
•To prepare presentation materials;
•To attend public consultation events.

Key Requirements:

•Degree in Transport related or Civil Engineering discipline. Other related degrees such as Geography, Mathematics may be considered
•Proficient IT skills (Microsoft Office)
•Ability to analyse and interpolate data
•Ability to work independently and within a team
•Excellent communication skills - both written and oral


•Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment
•Experience in using specialist junction modelling software such as Linsig, Transyt or Vissim/ Paramics
•Experience of using other specialist transport planning software such as TRICS or TEMPRO
•Experience in the preliminary design of junctions and access arrangements
•Experience in the use and application of Autocad/ Civils 3D
•Have or be working towards Membership of a Professional Institution.

Here at Atkins we really invest in the career progression of our employees, so join us and we’ll 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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