AECOM Associate Transport Planning Director - Highway and Multi Modal in St Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

We are seeking to recruit an Associate Transport Planning Consultant to join our Highway and Multi Modal Planning team within our Transport Planning Business to help win and deliver projects. This role is a full time permanent role to be located in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We value a healthy work life balance, as such we have the option of flexible working hours. St Albans 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, Wimbledon, Luton, Brighton, and more.

Our Highway and Multi-Modal Planning team, within the Transport Planning business area, plan and evaluate future transport schemes, forecast demand and revenue, undertake economic appraisal, develop business cases, transport strategies as well as determine the relationships between spatial planning and transport. Our Highway and Multi Modal Planning team undertake transport modelling spanning national, regional, local as well as detailed micro-simulation. Our team uses technology and Big Data (e.g. Mobile Phone and Google API data) in developing transport tools. AECOM's Transport Planning Consultants work collaboratively with colleagues across AECOM’s many disciplines, including planners, designers, engineers, regeneration and environmental specialists.

Our current UK public sector clients include the Department of Transport, Transport for London, Highways England as well as a host of local authorities and London boroughs within England. We operate a number of Frameworks from the team so have a really diverse range of projects to choose from. We have proactively managed some of the UK’s most high profile Transport Planning and infrastructure projects which are at the forefront of the Transport Planning industry. These span innovative use and application of mobile phone data through to close partnership working and research with Universities and academia.

As an Associate Transport Planning Consultant, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Project management (delivering major projects in the relevant technical area to quality standards, on time, and within budget);

  • Interact and co-ordinate with other business lines on various multi-disciplinary projects;

  • Supervision of workload and support to junior project managers;

  • Developing Technical and Financial Proposals on new projects;

  • Task management of specifying, supervising, analysing and reporting on a range of quantitative and qualitative exercises;

  • Provide specific technical leadership in an area of expertise; and

  • Keep clients happy and engaged.

The ideal Associate Transport Planning Consultant will come from an analytical background, such as mathematics, economics, geography, or engineering and will have experience in transport planning and possess key responsibilities listed below. We value a combination of analytical and communication skills, with a creative and enthusiastic approach to problem solving. We are seeking an Associate Transport Planning Consultant with an in depth appreciation of their chosen area with good knowledge of wider transport planning issues. This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of ground-breaking and innovative projects for a wide variety of clients.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in managing teams and developing them to meet their potential;

  • Experience of successfully delivering technically challenging transport planning projects, ideally Highway and Multi-modal projects;

  • Strong stakeholder management skills, including managing their expectations

  • Strong transport planning market knowledge;

  • Knowledge and experience in transport modelling and forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals;

  • Knowledge of simulation software packages e.g. SATURN, PARAMICS, CUBE, EMME, VISSIM, TUBA and spreadsheet modelling to name a few;

  • Strong technical and report writing skills;

  • Analytical mind and background;

  • Ability to explain technical concepts to others;

  • Ability to manage your time to ensure you meet those pesky deadlines; and

  • Experience in mentor and developing other members of staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in Transport Planning or related subject/social based discipline

  • Professional accreditation such as TPP, CIHT or MICE​

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.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 189310BR

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.