Job Description


Job Summary We are seeking to recruit a Principal 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 Aldgate, London. We value a healthy work life balance, as such we have the option of flexible working hours.
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.
An ideal Principal 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. 
As a Principal 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.
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Proven analytical, data manipulation or statistical skills using appropriate software;
  • Knowledge and experience in transport demand and supply modelling, forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals;
  • Good knowledge of transport modelling related software packages e.g. SATURN, PARAMICS, CUBE, EMME, VISUM, VISSIM, TUBA as wells as knowledge and experience of GIS software;
  • Knowledge and experience in computer programming languages (e.g. VBA, SQL, Python);
  • Good knowledge and familiarity with key guidance documents, such as WebTAG;
  • Self-motivation and capability to undertake specific tasks with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to manage own time to meet project deadlines; 
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Good technical writing capability;
  • Capability to set out specific tasks and supervise others in the completion of these tasks; 
  • The ability to communicate technical and management aspects of work to senior staff; 
  • Capability to set out and produce quality client reports; 
  • Ability to manage client contact and liaison; 
  • Good appreciation of project risk issues and application of these to day-to-day tasks;
  • Proven experience in a number of areas within transport planning; 
  • Knowledge of project budgetary issues and the capability to deliver work to time and budget; 
  • The ability to communicate technical concepts and provide a level of supervision to more junior staff; and 
  • Flexibility to travel to other AECOM and client offices, depending on project requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE; and 
  • A Master’s degree or PhD in Transpor
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