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Senior Transport Modeller

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Senior Transport Modeller

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Working on strategic multi-modal modelling, public transport and highway modelling projects
  • Project and task involvement or management on modelling projects to include model development, calibration, validation, demand forecasting and economic appraisal
  • Checking outputs for compliance with quality requirements and industry best practice and motivate others to do so as well
  • Organise, train and mentor other modelling resources in order to ensure project delivery and staff / team development
  • Provide key inputs to the development of business cases and scheme assessments
  • Liaise with clients and other project stakeholders
  • Undertake business development activities including proposal writing and preparation.

The successful senior transport modeller will be committed to providing high quality, affordable and innovative solutions and advice to clients and have good report writing, project management, supervisory, communication and technical ability. In order to carry out the responsibilities you will require a numerical degree at bachelors or master's level or an equivalent qualification. The candidate will have in-depth experience of developing highway and public transport models from first principles and be skilled in the development of robust models to support decision-making
You will have extensive experience of modelling software such as SATURN, VISUM, EMME or CUBE and Diadem. Survey data analysis skills alongside an understanding of variable demand modelling and forecasting (following TAG guidance) are also key skillsets necessary for the role.

The following would also be desirable:

  • Experience of one or more of TfL's Strategic Models (HAMs, Railplan, LTS, One Model, MoTiON)
  • Expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS), MAPINFO or ARC
  • Knowledge of microsimulation software such as VISSIM, PARAMICS, AIMSUN
  • Knowledge of Python, C# and SQL
  • A good understanding of the wider transport planning/engineering environment.

We are currently looking to expand the London Transport Modelling team in our Integrated Transport Division. As a senior transport modeller, you will be involved with a range of transport modelling projects working in teams based across the UK and Europe. You will be working on projects for high profile clients such as TfL, TfWM, HS2 Ltd and National Highways and will have responsibility for delivering modelling work following our best practice guidelines.

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 :
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Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
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