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AECOM Transportation Planner in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

As a Senior Consultant, you will be an important member of our Transport Planning team in Birmingham. You will report to a Principal Consultant within a collaborative team and office environment and work closely within Transportation and other disciplines across our office to deliver quality products that satisfy the needs of our clients and funding bodies. You will also provide mentoring and technical advice for junior team members and the wider business.

  • You will assist with the specification and management of transport planning projects and programmes, provide advice and support to junior staff and assist in the development of business opportunities.

  • You will lead workstreams within projects with limited supervision, taking responsibility for the technical quality of the work and ensuring that best practice techniques are applied consistently. You will also contribute to the production and delivery of larger proposals and bids related to our market area from time to time and lead on smaller proposals and bids. You will take responsibility for the technical development of junior staff, providing on-the-job coaching and mentoring of Graduates and Technicians.

  • You will have demonstrable experience and understanding of Transport Planning issues and practices, in particular the Development Planning process, Transport Assessments, Sustainable Transport policies and practices and Road Safety. An ability to interpret traffic model outputs to inform development management would be desirable, with strong technical and report writing skills.

  • You should have the ability to handle the project management of smaller projects, including proposals, cost control and client liaison. With an analytical mind and background, you should be able to explain clearly complex and technical concepts to clients and colleagues in writing and verbally.

Minimum Requirements

  • An analytical mind and background and broad understanding of current transportation trends and issues

  • Experience in areas such as transport strategy, modelling, planning and business case development which demonstrates excellent technical capabilities (literacy, numeracy, communication).

  • A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and ability to work in a consultancy environment, contributing to effective client relationships and working to tight deadlines.

  • A team player who can work as part of wider project teams across disciplines and geographies – making high-quality technical contributions.

  • Proven analytical, data manipulation or statistical skills using appropriate software;

  • You need to have strong technical, communication and report writing skills;

  • You should be able to explain technical concepts to others, especially our graduates and anyone else who may ask

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline (such as Transport Planning, Economics, Maths, Civil Engineering etc.).

  • Appropriate professional status and a member of a relevant professional chartered institute, for example, Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Transport Planning Society (TPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) or Chartered. Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250693BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.