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AECOM Principal Transport Planner in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

The Midlands is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment into the development and delivery of major transport infrastructure projects. With the pending arrival of HS2 to the region, Coventry City of Culture and the Commonwealth Games, the pressure is on to help our clients make informed decisions relating to the delivery of major capital projects across our region’s transport networks. AECOM has long standing relationships providing support to a range of national and regional clients such as HS2, Highways England, Transport for West Midlands, metropolitan districts and shire counties deliver their ambitious plans for economic and housing related growth. Our position on a number of significant regional and national Transportation Frameworks provides the team with excellent opportunities and ensures an exciting future and varied workload.

AECOM are seeking ambitious and motivated Principal consultants to drive and support the work of the Transport Planning Team. The role would suit a proactive, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team. This position would ideally suit individuals with transport strategy, business case, or traffic modelling backgrounds.

We have an established track record of successfully delivering major schemes to clients across the region, nationally and internationally. The team provides transport planning services, development control and spatial planning advice as well as traffic modelling services on a wide range of projects. The team also supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a transportation, planning and highway interface.

We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

Job Duties:

The appropriate level of expertise is required in order that the following responsibilities can be carried out to the necessary standards:

Provide transport planning, business case and transport strategy advice.

Receive project brief and undertake appropriate assessments.

Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members.

Undertake costing and programming of studies and monitoring of financial performance.

Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief and AECOM’s quality procedures.

Manage a small team and sub-consultants to produce deliverables against agreed timescales and in line with budget.

Attend internal and external Project Progress meetings and represent AECOM at Client at planning and project meetings.

Prepare detailed client briefs, fee proposals, technical responses and study reports for Manager’s approval and contribute to major bids as required.

Mentor junior staff.

Support the Market Lead and District Lead in bidding and business development activities and driving innovation in our practices and approach

Specific Skills Required:

Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Geography, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Planning or a related discipline.

Strong interest in and knowledge of current transportation matters and experience of undertaking a range of traffic and transportation projects and studies.

Good technical and communication skills.

Strong understanding of health and safety and desire to lead by example.

Knowledge and application of current relevant transport legislation; the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Traffic Signs Regulations and Traffic Signs Manuals as well as wider understanding of transport trends and future developments.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience across two or more of the following: spatial planning, development control, transport strategy, cycling, walking, road safety, public transport and parking strategy and design.

  • Experience in delivering transport projects to clients

  • Experience of working in a commercial environment

The following is also desirable:

  • Reasonable geographical flexibility (within the UK) to support project and business requirements.

  • Experience in modelling and using LINSIG, TRANSYT, VISSIM/ PARAMICS

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will have a relevant degree and will be working towards or recently gained an appropriate professional status with membership of a relevant professional institution.

  • First Degree in Transportation or associated discipline.

  • Membership of a relevant professional body.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 204380BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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