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Transport Planner


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. As a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of our employees and their dependants; with no shareholders or external investors we determine our own business priorities and direction.
We have opportunities for transport planners with 4 to 6 years’ experience to join our successful Transport Consulting team in London.
Our practice is involved in development, strategy and infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients. These include high profile projects such as HS2, airport expansion and major sporting events together with a range of residential, commercial and regeneration schemes in London and the southeast.
We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who are interested in creating excellent places and effective transport networks for all transport users. Our projects require a broad range of skills and the ability to deliver quality work within a fast-moving and deadline-driven environment.
The opportunities are suitable for those with core transport planning skills in the fields of development planning, traffic engineering, analysis and modelling, assessment and preliminary design. Knowledge of designing for walking, cycling and public transport use would be advantageous. Candidates should enjoy taking responsibility as part of larger project teams and be keen to broaden their technical skills to support growth within the practice and their own career development.
  • Providing technical support within project teams under the leadership of project managers.
  • Taking responsibility for meeting deadlines within project teams and for client deliverables.
  • Working and interacting with wider multi-disciplinary professional teams.
  • Planning and designing for access by all transport modes, including within urban areas, public realm schemes and at major destinations and interchanges.
  • Analysing, modelling and assessing future transport demands and network requirements.
  • Preparing technical and non-technical reports and illustrative material including feasibility reports, options studies, transport assessments and input to environmental statements.
  • Representing Arup and clients at meetings, presentations and stakeholder consultation events.
  • Supporting the preparation of bids and associated material.
  • Engaging with Arup colleagues to develop new techniques and initiatives and to support career development.

Requirements and skills
  • Typically around 4-6 years’ experience in transport planning, modelling and design development for transport infrastructure schemes and new development sites.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis and interpretation.
  • Proficiency in local highway network analysis (TRANSYT, PICADY, ARCADY, LINSIG, VISSIM).
  • Working knowledge of DfT and Transport for London assessment and modelling guidance.
  • Experience of UK Town & Country Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment processes and requirements.
  • Experience of using relevant design guidance (e.g. DMRB, Manual for Streets, cycling design standards).
  • Knowledge of successful travel planning techniques including measures to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
  • Experience of engagement with local transport authorities, operators and the public.
  • Excellent report writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work pro-actively within project teams led by project managers.
  • Previous experience in a consultancy environment.
  • Experience of working on projects in the London area.
  • Knowledge of planning for walking, cycling, bus operations and public realm enhancements.
  • Knowledge of developing solutions for walking and cycling infrastructure including identifying demands, design requirements and delivery mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of developing bus-based solutions, including service planning and the design of bus facilities.
  • Working towards an appropriate professional qualification in the transport industry.
  • University degree/HNC in a relevant discipline (e.g. civil engineering, geography, economics, mathematics).
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution (e.g. ICE, CIHT, CILT).

Reward and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.
Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.  You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance. 
Job Number: LON0000AG
Category: Transportation Planning
London, London, United Kingdom

Date Posted: Nov. 14, 2017
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