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Transport Planning Director - Multi Modal


Posted: 6/7/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1370003

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Job Summary
We are seeking to recruit an Associate Transport Planning Consultant to join our Highway and Multi Modal Planning team within our Transport Planning Business to help win and deliver projects. This role is a full time permanent role to be located in Bedford, Bedfordshire. We value a healthy work life balance, as such we have the option of flexible working hours. Bedford is 30 to 60 minutes from Milton Keynes, Luton, Northampton and Cambridge.

Our Highway and Multi-Modal Planning team, within the Transport Planning business area, plan and evaluate future transport schemes, forecast demand and revenue, undertake economic appraisal, develop business cases, transport strategies as well as determine the relationships between spatial planning and transport. We undertake transport modelling spanning national, regional, local as well as detailed micro-simulation. Our team uses technology and Big Data (e.g. Mobile Phone and Google API data) in developing transport tools. We work collaboratively with colleagues across AECOM’s many disciplines, including planners, designers, engineers, regeneration and environmental specialists.

Our current UK public sector clients include the Department of Transport, Transport for London, Highways England as well as a host of local authorities and London boroughs within England.  We operate a number of Frameworks from the team so have a really diverse range of projects to choose from.  We have proactively managed some of the UK’s most high profile Transport Planning and infrastructure projects which are at the forefront of the Transport Planning industry.  These span innovative use and application of mobile phone data through to close partnership working and research with Universities and academia.

As an Associate Transport Planning Consultant, your responsibilities will include the following:
Project management (delivering major projects in the relevant technical area to quality standards, on time, and within budget);
Interact and co-ordinate with other business lines on various multi-disciplinary projects;
Supervision of workload and support to junior project managers;
Developing Technical and Financial Proposals on new projects;
Task management of specifying, supervising, analysing and reporting on a range of quantitative and qualitative exercises;
Provide specific technical leadership in an area of expertise; and
Keep clients happy and engaged.

An ideal Associate Transport Planning Consultant will come from an analytical background, such as mathematics, economics, geography, or engineering and will have experience in transport planning and possess key responsibilities listed below. We value a combination of analytical and communication skills, with a creative and enthusiastic approach to problem solving. We are seeking an individual with an in depth appreciation of their chosen area with good knowledge of wider transport planning issues. This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of ground-breaking and innovative projects for a wide variety of clients. 

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Transport Planning Director - Multi Modal

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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.

Minimum Requirements
  • Demonstrable experience in managing teams and developing them to meet their potential;
  • Experience of successfully delivering technically challenging transport planning projects, ideally Highway and Multi-modal projects;
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, including managing their expectations
  • Strong transport planning market knowledge;
  • Knowledge and experience in transport modelling and forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals;
  • Knowledge of simulation software packages e.g. SATURN, PARAMICS, CUBE, EMME, VISSIM, TUBA and spreadsheet modelling to name a few;
  • Strong technical and report writing skills;
  • Analytical mind and background;
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to others;
  • Ability to manage your time to ensure you meet those pesky deadlines; and
  • Experience in mentor and developing other members of staff.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE
  • A Master’s degree or PhD in Transport Planning or related subject/social based discipline
  • Professional accreditation such as TPP, CIHT or MICE?

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.

Business Group
Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)


United Kingdom

GBR - Bedfordshire

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