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12 months ago
Location: Cardiff
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Planning Jobs
About the Role

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

Regionally, we operate through our South Western offices in, Cardiff, Bristol and Exeter. We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Transport Planner to provide support to the transportation planning capability in the South West. The person will be based in the Cardiff office and will contribute to the delivery of projects for our public and private sector clients. Particularly strong candidates may be considered for a Principal Transport Planner position.

You will have a good understanding of transport planning in Wales and beyond, and the versatility to apply your skills in transport policy and scheme development. You will be expected to not only provide transport planning expertise but also start to apply project and staff management skills as part of your daily role.

A typical week would include:

* Demonstrating a range of technical skills covering aspects such as transport policy and strategy, feasibility studies, option assessment and business cases.

* Involvement on a number of projects at any given time, so the ability to manage competing priorities is essential.

* Experience in leading your own project work, including monitoring performance against budgets and programme and delegating appropriate tasks to junior team members.

* Working on projects across our south western offices and potentially beyond.

* Providing support to a number of senior staff as well as developing your own project management, commercial and work winning skills.

* Assisting in the management and training of our Graduates and Apprentices where appropriate.

About You

We’d love to hear from you if you have

* Degree in relevant spatial or numerical subject, at Grade 2:1 or above;

The following skills are essential:

* A good understanding of transport project development processes;

* Experience of the production and review of transport plans and strategies, feasibility studies, Option Assessment Reports and Business Cases

* Working knowledge of transport guidance and current best practice (such as WelTAG);

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

* The ability to think at both strategic and detailed levels;

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

* Ability to produce high quality project reports, including technical documents;

* 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:

* Transport knowledge and experience within Wales

* Working towards Chartered Engineer/TPP status;

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

* Experience of traffic engineering and modelling;

* Competence in GIS techniques; and

* 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.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

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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