8 months ago
United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Edinburgh
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We have an exciting Transport Planning Apprentice opportunity in our Edinburgh office. Our Transport Planning team is focused on the planning and delivery of development projects around the UK. This includes the masterplanning of large sites, the production of transport assessments, travels plans and proposed highway improvements to accommodate the development in the local area. We strive to achieve the optimum use of the available space which is often constrained, especially in urban areas. This involves a wide variety of traffic modelling packages, CAD design and presentation of data.
Our Transport Planning teams are currently involved in a wide range of projects from concept and preliminary design, traffic modelling, through to detailed design and implementation. We often work alongside other construction professionals in multi-disciplinary teams. Overall we deliver sustainable cost effective solutions to our clients, whether they are local or national authorities or private developers. Work is often fast paced and requires creativity, tenacity and excellent communication to achieve the right result for our clients whilst respecting the requirements of wider stakeholders and maintaining the highest industry standards.
When a trainee starts with us we pair them with an experienced engineer who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Training is arranged on our software engineering tools such as TRANSYT, Linsig, Arcady, GIS and AutoCad to ensure all our engineers have a full set of design skills.
Early work with us will typically be:
Assisting in developing our designs through the different stages
Reports and presentation material
The successful applicant will work towards the Transport Planning Level 3 qualification at the Leeds College of Building, which is a 2-year block release course.
No experience is necessary but the position is ideally suited to school leavers at either GCSE or A-Level standard (or equivalent) who can demonstrate:
Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade ‘C/4’ or above (or equivalent such as Scottish Standard Grade, or Junior Certificate in Ireland), including Mathematics & English
Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software
Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to pursue a career in Transportation Planning
Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports
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.
Job Category Planning
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 203528BR
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.