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Transport Planner

  • Job reference: TR-003070
  • Sector: Planning, Transportation
  • Location: Epsom, Aldershot, Croydon
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 is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others will follow and to deliver the future of mobility today.

Atkins’ Transportation Consultancy Practice comprises circa 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 circa 3,750 talented professionals covering highway, rail and local transport sectors in the UK.

We’re seeking a transport planner with development planning experience to join our South East Transport Planning Practice, based in Epsom, Aldershot or Croydon. We’re an established and successful Practice with a well-balanced blend of transport planning skills and a proven track record of delivering a varied portfolio of projects. As such the role is an opportunity to be engaged in the delivery of a range of projects and offers excellent career prospects.

Our development planning team covers the project lifecycle from Local Plan transport evidence base, site identification, feasibility and masterplanning, through to production of planning documentation, public consultation, post-application negotiations and appeals. The multi-disciplinary nature of the business 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 development-led and infrastructure projects.

The team has solid presence within the marketplace and a strong pipeline on a variety of projects, including high profile major road, rail and aviation infrastructure schemes (DCO / TWAO), public realm/urban development schemes, and property/estates development. In addition, we provide development and spatial planning support services for highway authorities.

Key clients currently include Highways England, Transport for London, Network Rail, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Heathrow Airport, St Modwens and The Crown Estate. Some of our key projects include Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe crossing, the Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme, HS2 and the third runway expansion at Heathrow Airport.

As part of the wider Transport Planning Practice, we offer our staff career paths that are both technically focused with latitude to develop skills from the broad spectrum of the transport planning profession, covering modelling, economics & business case, policy & strategy and street design. It’s an exciting time to join, and we welcome ambitious candidates to support in realising this growth plan.

Qualifications
• Appropriate academic (degree qualified); and / or demonstrable progress towards achieving qualification of a relevant institution

Essential Criteria
• Previous experience in a transport planning consultancy.
• Experience in supporting Project Managers to successfully deliver development planning projects.
• Experience in using software packages such as TRL Junctions 9, LinSig, TRANSYT, TRICS and census database.
• Experience in contributing to technical reports.
• Able to develop effective and enduring working relationships.
• Understanding of transport planning and policy and the context within which it is achieved.
• Appetite to grow skills and progress towards professional qualification.
• Good communication skills and the ability to build and maintain client relationships and manage stakeholders


Desirable Criteria
• In the process of seeking TPP qualification or equivalent.
• Experience of task management (sub Project Management).
• Experience in public / stakeholder consultation.
• VISSIM Microsimulation
• Involvement in Development Control.
• CAD capabilities
• Experience using GIS.

Responsibilities

Your key responsibilities in this role will include the following:
• Working proactively and supporting project managers in the delivery of development planning projects
• Ensuring that projects are completed to Project Manager specifications, to budgets and deadlines.
• Designing and analysing surveys to obtain data for a wide range of travel activities.
• Forecasting the effects of proposals and devising strategies to cater for generated trips.
• Using software packages using as Junctions 9, LinSig, TRANSYT, TRICS, census database and GIS.
• Progression towards professional qualification.
• Working with planners, traffic modellers, architects, landscape architects, masterplanners and clients as required on technical aspects of projects

The Individual
We seek a candidate that displays awareness of the industry and technical competency to support Project Managers, and the enthusiasm and passion to develop into a specialist.

The ideal candidate needs to be a driven individual with technical experience and an awareness of the development planning industry. The candidate will also be willing to challenge themselves to gain experience on a wide range of transport planning projects across the consultancy practice.

Training
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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