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about 1 year ago
Capita PLC
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Planning Jobs
Transport Planner


Capita Property and Infrastructure is looking to recruit Transport Planners / Traffic Engineers in Manchester and the North West.

Job Profile

Capita provide transport advice and development planning assistance to both the public and private sector. Our services range from data collection and traffic modelling to detailed transport assessments and travel plans to scheme design and assessment from a transport perspective.

We are currently recruiting for a Transport Planner to provide support to our senior consultants in delivering a broad range of projects including schemes for Highways England, Public Sector organisations and private sector clients. We have particular requirements in the North West.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification e.g. geography, maths or engineering and ideally a transport-related post-graduate qualification. You will be IT literate with sound mathematical ability and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Importantly, you will be enthusiastic and looking for a long-term career in highways and transportation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in a wide variety of exciting transport planning projects and will be a critical part of a very busy commercially focussed team which has an expanding workload.

We’re committed to developing our staff as the future of our business. The successful candidate will benefit from one-to-one training on a wide range of tasks that encompass transport planning and external training is also provided and offered on a company wide basis.

About Capita | Real Estate and Infrastructure

Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure is one of the UK’s largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. We have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that we are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.

We do much more than simply delivering projects; we design, manage and partner. We focus on building strategic relationships with our clients - delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. We support them at all stages of a project or programme, and our understanding of the key risks and challenges means that we direct effort where it is most needed.

We are a wholly-owned division of Capita Plc and the UK’s leading provider of integrated professional support service solutions.

Role Definition

Your role will be providing competent and enthusiastic support to the Transport Planning teams on a range of projects.

This will require you to:-


Communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff and clients (both written and orally)


Have strong numeracy, analytical and report writing skills with an attention to detail


Assist in preparation of transport assessments and travel plans in support of development proposals


Undertake traffic modelling using ARCADY, PICADY, LINSIG, TRANSYT, S-Paramics, VISSIM and SATURN


Assist with data collection, to include parking surveys and trip counts; analyse and present the results


Have familiarity with the Planning Regulatory framework, and knowledge of planning and transport policy and relevant design standards and guidance


Work to deadlines and work autonomously when required.

At Capita, training and development aren’t optional extras: they’re how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you a company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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