Transport Planner

Mott MacDonald

Location: Cardiff

Job Type: Full time


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, TfGM, Merseytravel, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Midlands Connect.

We are recruiting across the United Kingdom with opportunities in our Cardiff office 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.

A member of the transport planning team based 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 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
  • Delivering technical work for senior staff and clients
  • Overseeing tasks and activities that match your ability, expertise, and interest
  • Writing proposals and reports
  • Growing your knowledge, expertise, and skills in transport planning.

As a Transport Planning professional, you have post-graduate experience working within the transport planning industry and have knowledge of the current UK transport policy context with the ability to utilise this knowledge through projects and client interaction.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree in a related discipline (or equivalent)
  • Membership of a relevant professional organisation
  • Good communication skills liaising with clients and colleagues
  • Good report writing and other written and numerical presentation skills.

Although not essential holding an MSc or post-graduate qualification in a transport/urban design related subject would be beneficial as would any experience working in major movement studies or the transport and regeneration market.


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.

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.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald

We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

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.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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