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AECOM Principal Transport Planner - Development Planning in St Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

AECOM are currently recruiting for an experienced Principal Transport Planner to join our Development Planning team in St Albans. We are looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical background that share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

Our Development team works with private and public sector clients, architects, planners and other property professionals across all sectors throughout the development life cycle. We undertake Feasibility Assessments, Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Masterplanning and Preliminary Design.

The ideal Principal Transport Planner in the Development Planning team will be able to demonstrate a proven background in development related transport assessment, with wider experience in project management and supervisory skills. We would expect excellent written and oral communication skills which we would continue to develop, as well as experience in client fronting and negotiation with local authorities.

Job responsibilities:

  • Providing support to Directors at local and Regional level on both technical, managerial and financial matters;

  • Preparing fee proposals for new projects and working with the Team Leader and Project Management Assistant to ensure projects are delivered to budget and that KPIs are met;

  • Provide the first point of contact for clients, architects, planners and other property professionals throughout the project;

  • Representing the client and AECOM at meetings, and in negotiation with, Local Authorities and other regulatory bodies;

  • Supervising work carried out by the other members of the Development Planning team, ensuring that it is to the appropriate technical standard and is delivered to programme;

  • Delivery of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, Travel Plans and other technical reports to support planning applications and planning appeals;

  • Support the team leader in managing and mentoring junior staff in terms of their professional and vocational development; and

  • Contributing to technical client reports, attendance at project team meetings and presentations.

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed planning products.

  • Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant as to a technical specialty, a type of facility, industry, equipment or program function.

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws.

  • Oversees specialized planning functions, such as large-scale new development proposals and environmental studies.

  • Provides overall management of IE-related planning issues.

  • Advises the Planning Director on all planning-related matters.

  • Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning related issues

  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities.

  • Prepares reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications.

Minimum Requirements

  • An excellent understanding, and proven experience in the field, of Development Planning;

  • A proven record of dealing with clients, local authorities and other regulatory bodies;

  • Experience of understanding client briefs, developing fee proposals and the effective delivery of project work;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to communicate and present confidently including in public forums and at planning hearings and appeals;

  • Good presentation and technical writing skills are required, and you should be able to demonstrate a sound working competence in the use of MS Office products (including Excel and Word);

  • Experience in the preparation of development related Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Access Studies, with some wider experience in policy implementation, modelling and technical design;

  • Extensive experience of industry standard junction capacity assessment applications such as Junctions 9 and LINSIG, including larger network modelling;

  • Ability to work effectively in an unsupervised environment as well as to provide the lead and direction within a project team;

  • Have a sound commercial awareness and demonstrate the importance of effective financial management;

  • Have experience of business development and managing client expectations; and,

  • An ability to demonstrate proven management techniques including project and resource management as well as the mentoring of junior staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in an analytical subject such as engineering

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

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 218628BR

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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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