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7 months ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, South East, St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East

Alternate Locations UK - London

Job Summary

We are looking to recruit a Transport Planning Consultant / Transport Planner within our South East UK Transport Planning Team in our St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East Office. Our Transport Planning teams plan and evaluate future transport schemes, forecast demand and revenue, develop business cases, undertake economic appraisal and market analysis, as well as look at the relationships between spatial planning and transport. We undertake transport modelling at a national and regional level right down to detailed micro-simulation where individual roads, public transport systems and crowd movements are analysed. We develop and use some of the most sophisticated transport modelling techniques, applying a range of specialist software.

St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East is one of our central hubs for the Transport Planning and Development Planning team, located 30 minutes north from London St Pancras / Kings Cross, and on the Thameslink railway line with direct routes to Croydon, London, UK, Luton, Brighton, and more. London Aldgate is one of our major hubs for our global consultancy services, and working closely with our colleagues in St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East, Hertfordshire, South East, Hertfordshire, South East, as well as other offices; and is on the Metropolitan Line near the Aldgate East Station.

The ideal candidate will come from an analytical background, such as mathematics, economics, geography, or engineering/ architecture, and will have experience in transport planning and key responsibilities listed in this recruitment notice. We value a combination of analytical and communication skills, with a creative approach to problem solving, and are seeking an individual with an in depth appreciation of their chosen area with good knowledge of wider the transport planning issues.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of projects for a wide variety of clients. Within AECOM there is a real opportunity for personal growth and to progress your career as you develop professionally. You will work within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted.

Our clients include national and local transport authorities such as the UK Department of Transport and Transport for London, major sporting organisations such as the London Olympic Delivery Authority, private developers of land and transport facilities as well as overseas institutions such as the European Commission.

As a Transport Planning Consultant / Transport Planner, your key responsibilities will include:

Plan and evaluate future transport schemes

Contributing to technical client reports and presentations

Forecast demand and revenue

Develop business cases

Undertake economic appraisal and market analysis

Minimum Requirements


A graduate with a BSc/MSc in an analytical subject (e.g. geography, mathematics, economics, engineering).


A good understanding of the principles of transport planning, with minimum 2 years of relevant experience.


Self-motivation and capability to undertake specific tasks with minimum supervision.


Experience in transport modelling and forecasting of highway and public transport demand and supply and/or pedestrian modelling and planning.


Experience in micro-simulation modelling projects using LEGION and/or VISSIM software


Experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals.


Understanding in one or more other transport planning and simulation software packages e.g. SATURN, CUBE, EMME, VISUM, TUBA, etc.


The ability to manage small tasks.


Ability to manage own time to meet project deadlines.


The ability to communicate technical concepts and provide a level of supervision to more junior staff.


The ability to communicate aspects of work to senior staff.


Good presentation skills.


Good technical writing capability.

Preferred Qualifications


A masters degree or PhD in Transport Planning or related subject/social based discipline.


Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution.

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 have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. 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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201438BR

Clearance Required 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.

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