AECOM Transport Planner - Spatial Planning in Chelmsford, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Essex, Chelmsford

Job Summary

We are currently expanding our Transport Planning team in the Chelmsford office and we have a vacancy for a Transport Planner to join our Spatial Planning team. AECOM is at the forefront of innovative transport planning. We are supporting multiple clients in managing their transport networks, finding solutions to complex challenges, and getting them ready for the future. Chelmsford is north of London, only 30 minutes from Liverpool street station on the Greater Anglia railway line, with also direct routes to Colchester.

The Spatial Planning team works on large, longer term framework contracts which provides a continual pipeline of interesting and varied work. We currently hold a contract with Highways England to support them in their role in the planning system and we also have a contract with Hertfordshire County Council in providing a range of transport planning services.

We work on small, medium and large scale projects, ranging from reviews of planning applications and assessment of individual junctions, to developing transport strategies which consider the future multi-modal transport needs of important transport corridors or regions. You will join an active supportive team with the opportunity to develop your skills and expand your experience.

Do you enjoy the challenge of thinking ahead to what the future might look like and trying to anticipate how transport can both shape and respond to this? Would you enjoy working on a variety of small scale local solutions to wider strategic transport plans, as well as working with many different teams across multiple offices?

As a Transport Planner, you will:

  • Review transport assessments and travel plans and provide succinct and robust technical comments

  • Develop and/or review junction models to assess the operational performance of proposed schemes

  • Support the development of transport studies, plans or strategies for towns, corridors or regions

  • Undertake the gathering and review of planning data

  • Explain technical concepts to others including more junior colleagues

  • Prepare presentations and present information to internal and external groups

  • Assist in the management of analysis and associated outputs, ensuring outputs are delivered on time and to an excellent standard

  • Provide updates to colleagues in terms of the progress of tasks in line with programmes

  • Provide guidance to junior project team members, taking a proactive role in developing team members to their full potential

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in geography, engineering, transport planning, town and country planning or similar, from an accredited college or university

  • Experience in the preparation and/or review of transport assessments and travel plans

  • Experience in the building and/or review of junction models using at least one of the following software: ARCADY, PICADY, LinSig and TRANSYT

  • Experience in estimating trip generation using TRICS (or alternative methods)

  • Experience in estimating growth in traffic using TEMPRO (or alternative methods)

  • Experience of developing transport studies, plans or strategies of any scale

  • Fluent in the use of Excel or similar packages to analyse data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a relevant subject (desirable)

  • Experience in using GIS software such as MapInfo or ArcGIS (desirable)

  • Experience of liaising with clients and stakeholder engagement (desirable)

  • Familiarity with aspects of WebTAG and experience in applying guidance (desirable)

  • Familiarity with aspects of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and experience in applying guidance (desirable)

  • Experience or a desire to mentor and supervise more junior colleagues

  • Awareness of project management principles including cost control and project schedules

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.

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Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 187842BR

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.