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Transport Planner (Development Planning)

  • Job reference: TR-001641
  • Sector: Planning, Transportation
  • Location: Bristol
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Join our Cities, Space and Development Planning team in Transportation Consultancy 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 flagship regeneration and development projects. Making the most of your transport planning and development skills, you’ll create streetscapes, secure developers planning approval and deliver sustainable and accessible developments. If you can present your ideas and build strong client relationships – you’ll enjoy influencing mixed use developments, housing communities, airports, schools, sustainable transport, public realm schemes and more.

The successful applicant will work as part of our national Development Planning team, which delivers all transport aspects of land development. You will be based in our lively and friendly Bristol office with other transport planners. You will be a key Development Planning contact for transport queries relating to the south-west region and the position therefore requires the ability to use your own initiative, experience and knowledge in the following technical areas:

• Development Planning – producing Transport Statements and Transport Assessments, including junction modelling (e.g. Junctions 9, LinSig);
• Preparing, delivering and monitoring Travel Plans and Sustainable Access Strategies;
• Public realm, space planning and master planning; and
• Transport Development Control support.

What makes Atkins in the South West and Wales region standout?

• We are working on key infrastructure projects such as the M4 Corridor Around Newport and the A465 widening, as well as assisting various Local Authorities with their Transport Strategies.
• We are helping our clients develop business cases for of several large infrastructure and transit schemes across the South West and Wales for both local Government and Central Government.

• We have been supporting a range of Local Authorities to deliver their sustainable transport projects as part of the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Travel Transition Year and Access Fund.
• We are working with land owners and developers to provide the transport solutions which enable them to take forward their major mixed use and residential sites.
• There is an established large and diverse team of Transport Planners based in Bristol and Cardiff who are active in transport societies and professional institutions, actively support a host of charities and also enjoy a wide range of sports and social activities.

Our Transport Planning team works on a diverse range of projects for a wide client portfolio and is ambitious in growing. We’re looking for an individual who is able to work well in a team environment to help deliver exciting projects for local and regional clients, such as Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council, as well as private sector developer and business clients.


Essential Criteria

• Appropriate academic and professional qualifications (Degree qualified in a relevant planning discipline, for example, urban planning, transport planning, Geography, Environmental Studies).
• Experience of working in a transport planning consultancy or for a local highway authority.
• Technical competency in areas of Development Planning work including Transport Assessments and Statements, junction modelling and preliminary design, Travel Planning and transport chapters of environmental impact assessments.
• Excellent report writing, other written and numerical presentation skills.
• Strong communicator, both within Atkins’ teams and when in a client environment.

Desirable Criteria

• Development control experience;


• Excellent team player when working in multidisciplinary project teams.
• Results focused, ensuring that projects are delivered successfully.
• Able to develop good relationships with internal and external clients.
• Analytical, able to gain an appreciation of technical issues.

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.

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