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Associate Director/ Technical Director, Transport Planning, Manchester


WSP
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Transport and Highways Jobs
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About the Role

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

We have the UK’s largest team of development and transport planners, all dedicated to enabling our clients to create viable and deliverable developments which provide lasting social and environmental improvements.

We advise our clients from the earliest stages of development. We can unlock development land previously considered uneconomic or technically challenging, and are proud of our reputation for working with other professional teams to produce cost-effective, integrated solutions.

A typical week would include:

* Win work from clients in the North West region;

* Work with the Operational Team Leaders to develop and deliver the business plan

* Contributing to the development and delivery of our business strategy for the region, which includes meeting productivity targets, widening our client base and growing the team;

* Liaison with team leaders from other disciplines in Region to identify opportunities and transfer market knowledge;

* Project management and direction of transport planning projects being delivered by virtual teams for range of clients, ensuring they are delivered to high standard, within budget and on programme;

* Attendance at and leadership of client meetings as required by project and business development activities;

* Responsibility for resourcing, attending resourcing meetings, securing team workload and meeting budgeted team productivity targets;

* Responsibility for identifying and managing team training, carrying out appraisals and approval of leave;

* Leading transport planning bids, involvement in transport planning and other bids and technical input to marketing materials as required.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* Proven ability to develop and service a productive client work base

* Proven track record in managing and directing transport planning projects;

* In depth understanding of transport project development processes;

* Significant experience in transport planning including production and review of transport plans and strategies, feasibility studies, Option Assessment Reports and Business Cases

* Knowledge of current transport policy at sub-regional, regional and national level;

* Extensive knowledge of transport guidance and best practice (WebTAG and DMRB, etc.)

* Strong numerical and analytical skills and excellent working knowledge of MS Office tools

* Ability to produce project reports, including technical documents;

* Experience of liaising with LAs, DfT, City Regions, TfN and HE.

* Ability to communicate technical arguments to technical and non-technical clients, and present outputs from studies to range of audiences.

The following skills / qualifications are desirable:

* Chartered Engineer / TPP status;

* Post-graduate degree in Transportation Planning or other relevant subject;

* Experience of traffic engineering and modelling;

* Full and clean driving license

If not already achieved, the candidate will be expected to work towards professional accreditation

About Us

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

A little about us

Our work is serious, and serious fun. We create homes for penguins, help you get from A to B faster and safer, create inspiring places to live and work, and shape the skylines of our cities.

We value our people and our reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers, not problems, and we pride ourselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions. If you are interested in finding ways to help society thrive, at home and further afield, an exciting career could be waiting for you here.
About the Role

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

We have the UK’s largest team of development and transport planners, all dedicated to enabling our clients to create viable and deliverable developments which provide lasting social and environmental improvements.

We advise our clients from the earliest stages of development. We can unlock development land previously considered uneconomic or technically challenging, and are proud of our reputation for working with other professional teams to produce cost-effective, integrated solutions.

A typical week would include:

* Win work from clients in the North West region;

* Work with the Operational Team Leaders to develop and deliver the business plan

* Contributing to the development and delivery of our business strategy for the region, which includes meeting productivity targets, widening our client base and growing the team;

* Liaison with team leaders from other disciplines in Region to identify opportunities and transfer market knowledge;

* Project management and direction of transport planning projects being delivered by virtual teams for range of clients, ensuring they are delivered to high standard, within budget and on programme;

* Attendance at and leadership of client meetings as required by project and business development activities;

* Responsibility for resourcing, attending resourcing meetings, securing team workload and meeting budgeted team productivity targets;

* Responsibility for identifying and managing team training, carrying out appraisals and approval of leave;

* Leading transport planning bids, involvement in transport planning and other bids and technical input to marketing materials as required.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* Proven ability to develop and service a productive client work base

* Proven track record in managing and directing transport planning projects;

* In depth understanding of transport project development processes;

* Significant experience in transport planning including production and review of transport plans and strategies, feasibility studies, Option Assessment Reports and Business Cases

* Knowledge of current transport policy at sub-regional, regional and national level;

* Extensive knowledge of transport guidance and best practice (WebTAG and DMRB, etc.)

* Strong numerical and analytical skills and excellent working knowledge of MS Office tools

* Ability to produce project reports, including technical documents;

* Experience of liaising with LAs, DfT, City Regions, TfN and HE.

* Ability to communicate technical arguments to technical and non-technical clients, and present outputs from studies to range of audiences.

The following skills / qualifications are desirable:

* Chartered Engineer / TPP status;

* Post-graduate degree in Transportation Planning or other relevant subject;

* Experience of traffic engineering and modelling;

* Full and clean driving license

If not already achieved, the candidate will be expected to work towards professional accreditation

About Us

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

A little about us

Our work is serious, and serious fun. We create homes for penguins, help you get from A to B faster and safer, create inspiring places to live and work, and shape the skylines of our cities.

We value our people and our reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers, not problems, and we pride ourselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions. If you are interested in finding ways to help society thrive, at home and further afield, an exciting career could be waiting for you here.
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