AECOM Principal Transport Planning Consultant in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

We are looking to recruit a Principal Transport Planning Consultant within our Transport Planning Business in our Manchester city centre office. The Transport Planning team is expanding to meet the demands of our wide portfolio of clients – from both within the UK and overseas. This role has been created to meet existing demands and also reflects our significant growth aspirations in the region. We are seeking an experienced individual with a proven track record in transport planning and transport modelling, who is capable of managing and developing staff, as well as working closely with our extensive client base.

Our Manchester city centre office is part of our North West Transport Planning team, which currently comprises of 60 staff. The team are fully integrated into AECOM’s wider North West multi-disciplinary business of over 700 staff. The Transport Planning team are part of the Strategy, Planning & Advisory (SP&A) sector offering a range of planning, modelling and appraisal services across all transport modes to local, regional and national government as well as the private sector.

We have an exciting and extensive portfolio of projects in the North West for major clients including Highways England, TfN and HS2 as well as all major local government bodies such as TfGM, Merseytravel, Warrington and Cheshire West and the Greater Manchester districts. We undertake a wide range of services for Manchester Airport Group and also public transport operators in the region.

As a Principal Transport Planning Consultant in Manchester, you will:

  • Review transport appraisals and provide succinct and robust technical comments

  • Develop and/or review models to assess the performance of proposed schemes

  • Develop transport studies, plans or strategies for towns, corridors or regions

  • Manage and undertake the gathering and review of data

  • Explain technical concepts to others including more junior colleagues and clients

  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of presentations and present information to internal and external groups

  • Manage small (or elements of larger) projects, managing the production of analysis and associated outputs, ensuring outputs are delivered on time and to an excellent standard

  • Be directly responsible for a small team within the office

  • Provide updates to project managers/directors in terms of the progress of tasks in line with programmes

  • Provide direction and technical advice to junior project team members, taking a proactive role in developing team members to their full potential

  • Work closely with other parts of the SP&A group and the wider business both locally and across the country.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree Level Qualification or higher in a related field

  • Broad experience in Transport Planning studies

  • Ability to manage complex modelling tasks

  • Experience with report writing and presentationsTransport modelling and appraisal

  • In depth understanding of WebTAG requirements

  • Familiarity with Highways England PCF product requirements

  • Experience of audit and review of transport models

  • Ability to handle the project management of smaller tasks and projects, including cost control, project schedules and liaising with and presenting to clients

  • Technical and financial project management experience

  • Strong analytical abilities

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Strong and detailed communication skills

  • Open and collaborative ethos

  • Flexible and approachable behaviour

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • Member of a professional organisation

  • Experience or a desire to mentor and supervise more junior colleagues

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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188554BR

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.