Senior Transport Planner
Based in: Cardiff – St David’s House, St Mellons (with ability to travel)
Working with: Real Estate & Infrastructure (CPI Ltd)
Please Note: We’re supporting our clients as they adapt to the unprecedented circumstances brought about by COVID-19. As a result, we’re currently only recruiting for essential roles during this time. All interviews, assessments and background checks will take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. It’s important to note that most of our sites are now closed and employees are working remotely where they can. Where offices are required to stay open, we are following government guidelines on personal hygiene standards, daily cleaning of employee work areas, maintaining safe distances and limiting the number of people in the office at one time. We also have clear policies on business travel and continuity. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our employees and customers safe during this time.
Transport Planning Opportunities
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic Transport Planners at Principal and Senior level to undertake option identification and initial assessment of potential schemes across the UK. You should have a good understanding and experience of undertake option assessments and the appraisal of the economic, financial and environmental impacts of proposed schemes. You will be part of a team creating and developing options with subsequent traffic modelling and economic assessment of a number of potential solutions to a transport problem. The team will be carry out a variety of online and public events at which the public will be consulted and their views on the potential options taken into account. The resulting robust traffic assessment will identify if the scheme will work now and in the future, assess whether the proposed solution will mitigate an identified problem and whether there are any consequential impacts, for example on the environment, prior to confirming the preferred option.
In summary, proven skills in some or all of the following are sought:
Option identification to be taken to public consultation;
Assessment of options in terms of traffic forecasts, economic benefits and environmental impact;
Public consultation; and Analysis of comments received, refining of assessments and producing an outline business case for a preferred option.
The successful candidate will work as part of a Transportation Team, with the objective of successfully delivering a range of transportation planning projects to public sector clients. You will be involved in delivering all aspects of Highways England Scheme Stages 1 / 2 and WelTAG/WebTAG Stages 1, 2 and 3.
To produce and review Option Assessment Reports and Business Cases;
To have a working knowledge of transport guidance and current best practice (Highways England / WelTAG / WebTAG);
To have a good understanding of transport project development processes;
To be able to think at both strategic and detailed levels;
To produce high quality project reports, including technical documents;
To have the ability to communicate technical arguments to technical and non-technical clients;
To present outputs from studies to a range of audiences; and
To develop relationships with Highway England / Local Authorities.
Understanding of the transport scheme appraisal process in the UK, including Highways England Scheme Stages 1 / 2 or WelTAG / WebTAG
Knowledge of economic analysis software e.g. TUBA
Ability to undertake Value of Money BCR assessments for proposed schemes
Experience of liaising and working with partners and agencies
Knowledge/experience over a range of civil engineering and transport disciplines such as: cycle and pedestrian network delivery, public transport networks and interchanges, highways and junctions
IT Literate, capable of using MS Word, Excel and other office packages
Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences both verbally and in writing
Able to work accurately and with attention to detail
Able to work to deadlines and with competing priorities
Able to prioritise and organise own work with minimum supervision, working to deadlines and with competing priorities
Chartered or working towards chartered status.
Where are we?
We are based across the UK with Transport Planning opportunities being developed from the Cardiff / Huntingdon / London / Manchester and Newcastle offices