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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.

The Integrated Transport Division leads the provision of transport planning services across all modes of transport. Mott MacDonald has been a key player in transport consultancy related to the massive investment in infrastructure to allow cities to develop.

Current resourcing needs require additional transport planners to contribute and add value to the delivery of integrated transport’s current portfolio of work and assist in the growth of our regional, national and international business. As a key member of the transport planning team, the role presents an extensive range of career options and opportunities working in a challenging, team-orientated environment.

Job Description

A member of the transport planning based in Manchester, the Transport Consultant(s) will be highly integrated within a range of policy, strategy and planning projects and assisting in driving these projects to successful delivery. You will be a key addition to the team, contributing to the continued development of Mott MacDonald’s market presence and the ongoing growth of the Transport Planning business in the North West.

Job Description:

Project Delivery
  • Project Management of transport planning and strategy projects and leadership of multi-disciplinary teams to achieve project success for clients
  • Input to transport planning, development planning strategy, business case, and research projects, and multi-disciplinary projects for a variety of project types, sizes and client types
  • Supporting senior staff and contributing to successful project delivery
  • Checking (and where appropriate approving) technical work and adherence to programme plans
  • Preparing and / or contributing to technical reports and other project outputs
  • Liaison and close working with the modelling team to deliver project objectives
Business Development
  • Assisting in team mentoring and training, involving skills transfer and knowledge sharing of technical best practice
  • Leading some of our relationships with key clients to drive business development and growth
  • Writing and contributing to proposals for a variety of project types, sizes and client type
  • Contribution to identifying new client relationships and opportunities
  • Working in a team environment, represent and exemplify Mott MacDonald’s values in all activities

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specification:
  • BA or BSc in Geography, Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, Politics or Social Research or equivalent
  • Professional Membership and / or Masters level academic achievement in a related discipline such as Transport Planning, Traffic Engineering, Sustainability, Town Planning or Urbanisation for example
  • Likely to have rounded experience in transport and / or urban planning with demonstrable skills in areas such as sustainable transport planning, social research, urban planning, regeneration, development planning or policy and strategy development.
  • Proven record in relationship building with colleagues, elected representatives and / or clients. Developing commercial/business awareness and acumen is essential.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of transport planning techniques, approaches to scheme appraisal and the use of key transport planning / modelling software would be welcomed though is not essential.
  • Evidence of, and experience in, project management of a range of projects at both low and higher values
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