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AECOM Transport Engineer / Planner in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Are you an ambitious and motivated Transport Engineer / Planner with skills in junction modelling, concept design and development planning? Would you like to work on high profile projects with some of the UK’s leading master developers? If the answer is yes, we are looking to enhance our Midlands team with an individual with a strong technical background who shares our enthusiasm to find optimal solutions to meet clients’ needs in bringing major development sites forward.

Job Summary

  • You will work within a large, collaborative team and be responsible for the delivery of a diverse range of transport projects. Your role will be design focused, working with private and public sector clients, architects, planners and other property professionals across all sectors. You will provide technical inputs throughout the development lifecycle from site feasibility through to completion including inputs to masterplans, travel demand management strategies and concept / preliminary designs.

  • Your varied workload will include the opportunity to work with:

  • master developers including Urban & Civic, Oval Real Estate and Northants LLP on key development sites in Birmingham, Rugby, Wellingborough and Basingstoke.

  • Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes Benz and HMP to assist them in rationalising, repurposing and expanding their sites across the UK.

  • Local Authorities and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in the development / delivery of transport schemes to facilitate local development growth.

  • You will have knowledge and demonstrable experience across a range of development planning skills with particular experience in the use of industry standard junction capacity assessment applications and the use of AutoCAD to develop concept and preliminary designs.

Job Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Analyse traffic data to inform transport planning projects.

  • Undertake transport modelling using industry standard junction capacity assessment applications such as Junctions9 and LINSIG to inform scheme appraisal and transport assessments.

  • Prepare technical reports including Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, active travel strategies, public transport strategies and inputs to Environmental Impact Assessments.

  • Be able to understand and interpret highway standards to prepare concept and preliminary designs for highways, junctions and car park layouts.

  • Input ideas to project team meetings to find optimal solutions which meet the requirements of the client’s brief and support at client meetings to communicate findings.

  • Provide support to our graduates and apprentices.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience in the field of development planning and engineering design;

  • Experience in the analysis of traffic survey data for model development;

  • Experience of industry standard junction capacity assessment applications such as Junctions9 and LINSIG, preferably including experience of interpreting outputs from strategic modelling tools;

  • Experience in using AutoCAD to develop concept and preliminary highway designs, car park layouts and inputs to masterplans and design codes;

  • Experience in the preparation of technical reports including Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Access Studies;

  • A proven record of dealing with a variety of private and public sector clients;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate and present confidently to a range of audiences;

  • Good presentation and technical writing skills with a sound working competence in the use of MS Office products (including Excel, Word and Powerpoint); and

  • Ability to work effectively in an unsupervised environment and to support with the mentoring of junior staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in an analytical subject such as Engineering, Geography, Planning, Mathematics, Economics or similar.

  • Membership of (or working towards) a relevant professional institution for example, Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), Transport Planning Society (TPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) or Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications for this position from candidates requiring Sponsorship.

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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263532BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza

Virtual: 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.