Senior Transport Planner

Mott MacDonald

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


Senior Transport Planner

A member of the transport planning team, you will be integrated within a range of transport planning projects and assisting in driving these projects to successful delivery. You will be a key addition to the team, contributing to the continued development of Mott MacDonald's market presence and the ongoing growth of the transport planning business in across the UK. You will also contribute to the company's wider portfolio of international projects.

You will be involved in the following role responsibilities:

  • Working as part of our collaborative project teams in transport planning
  • Providing briefings and delivering technical work for senior staff and clients
  • Overseeing budgets, tasks and projects that match your ability, expertise, and interest
  • Proposal and report writing
  • Contributing to identifying new client opportunities and business development.

As a Transport Planning professional, you have post-graduate experience working within transport planning and have an interest in transportation, placemaking, sustainability and/or social development. You're comfortable writing reports, supporting the bid and tendering process and are able to follow industry standard processes. Additionally, you're able to use WebTag and modelling tools/techniques including LinSig, TRANSYT, ARCADY and PICADY.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree in a related discipline (or equivalent)
  • Membership (or working towards membership) of a relevant professional organisation (such as IHT, ILT, TPS or ICE) or ideally looking to achieve chartered status (e.g. TPP)
  • Professional communication skills liaising with clients and colleagues
  • Demonstrable skills in some of the following: transport business cases, transport economics, scheme development and appraisal, transport policy & strategy, rail and bus planning, or sustainable transport planning

Although not essential, holding an MSc or post-graduate qualification in a transport/urban design related subject would be beneficial as would any experience on major movement studies. knowledge of the regional transport and regeneration market in your area would be of value

Transport planning is a core service offered by Mott MacDonald and is an integral part of Mott MacDonald's substantial transport business. Our transport portfolio includes some of the largest, high profile and most challenging projects in the UK and beyond. Our projects include supporting the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, improving active travel and public transport links in South East Wales along the M4 corridor, making the case for investment and the regeneration of key urban centres across the north of England, as well as smaller scale infrastructure and development planning projects across the country including the development of innovative facilities for cyclists and pedestrians in Brighton. We are at the forefront of thinking about the future of transport and travel and advise the Department for Transport on future mobility, innovation in travel, alternative fuels and transport technology. We work closely with local authorities and regional agencies to develop and implement strategies and plans which will support sustainable travel, regeneration and improved health and well-being.
We carry out significant numbers of transport assessments and travel plans in connection with development proposals and major transport infrastructure whilst we undertake scheme development and appraisal work for a wide range of transport infrastructure. We work for both private and public-sector organisations whilst we have major frameworks in transport planning, travel demand management and modelling with Transport for London, Merseytravel, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Midlands Connect.
We are recruiting across the United Kingdom with opportunities in all of our offices (London, Croydon, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh) to be part of teams delivering a fantastic array of projects both in their regions such as regeneration schemes in Birkenhead and Carlisle, as well as opportunities to work on projects of national and international importance such as HS2.

We can offer:
Pension matched up to 7%
Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
An annual professional institution subscription
Life insurance
Enhanced parental leave
Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.
Other Information :
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

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