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Principal transport planner

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Based in our Glasgow or Edinburgh office the successful applicant will be engaged in the delivery of a wide range of transport planning and traffic engineering projects throughout Scotland and will also help to support our wider Transport Consultancy business elsewhere in the UK.
Our projects and clients encompass both public and private sector markets and the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate recent and relevant technical experience.

Job Description

Responsibilities of the role may include but are not be limited to:
  • Assuming a Senior Role where you are responsible for the technical delivery, project management and client management of a range of projects.
  • Project Management encompassing; project planning, resource and finance.
  • Communicating and adhering to project and client managers’ technical, programme and risk management expectations.
  • Working on a range of single and multi-disciplinary transport projects including the timely production of deliverables.
  • Contribution to and management of workload for transport planners, graduates and technicians.
  • Supporting Senior Managers and Project Directors in technical liaison with the client and other key stakeholders.
  • Working alongside and supporting other teams in delivering multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Sharing best practice, undertaking technical mentoring and assisting with the professional development of other members of the team.
  • Consultation and liaison with a wide range of client groups.
  • Representing and exemplifying Mott MacDonald’s PRIDE values in all actions and activities undertaken.

Candidate Specification

You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic team player and be proactive in your own technical and professional development.
You will be seeking a new challenge to further your career through involvement in a varied and dynamic workload.

You will have or be working towards:
  • Broad transport planning experience in either or both local government or consultancy practice.
  • A degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. Civil Engineering, Geography, Town Planning, or equivalent.
  • An MSc or postgraduate qualification related to transport planning or civil engineering is desirable.
  • Current membership of a relevant professional institution such as ICE, CIHT or CILT and be close to obtaining a chartered status or equivalent.
  • Working experience of sustainable development planning including Access Strategy/ Transport Scoping/ Transport Assessment / Travel Plans / Legal Agreement & Planning Condition purification (desirable).
  • Working experience of Transport Planning projects, including STAG, WEBTAG and development of transport policy (desirable)
  • Working experience of Traffic Engineering projects including scheme development for parking, bus, cycle, pedestrian and road safety schemes (desirable).
  • Demonstrable experience in team working and project reporting.
  • Experience of planning cycle projects (feasibility, planning, outline design, stakeholder management); desirable
  • Experience in client interaction and relationship building
  • Motivation, flexibility and being adaptable to changing project team requirements and workload demands
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with both colleagues and clients
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