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Principal transport planner

Job Profile

Job Description
A member of the transport planning team based in Leeds, the Principal transport planner will be integrated within a range of transport planning projects and assisting in driving these projects to successful delivery.
The Leeds based transport planning team operates within an immediate network of 7 offices across the North and Midlands of the UK.
The team is a growing team, and the team’s leadership is looking to develop Mott MacDonald’s transport planning offer in Yorkshire.

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 Leeds.
You will also contribute to the company’s wider portfolio of UK and international projects.

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.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
Project manager for transport planning and multi-disciplinary projects for a variety of project types, sizes and client type
Supporting senior staff and contribute to successful project delivery
Manage junior staff in terms of briefing, checking technical work and adherence to programme plans
Preparing and / or contributing to technical reports and other project outputs
Mentoring and training the team, involving skills transfer and knowledge sharing of technical best practice
Writing and contributing to proposals for a variety of project types, sizes and client type
Contribution to identifying new client opportunities, business development and continued growth
Working in a team environment, represent and exemplify Mott MacDonald’s values in all activities

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specification:
Degree in a related discipline (or equivalent)
Successful candidate will be a member of a relevant professional organisation (such as IHT, ILT, TPS or ICE) ideally a chartered professional (e.g. TPP)
Experience in transport planning with proven record of client interaction, relationship building and commercial/business awareness
Demonstrable skills in transport business cases, transport economics, transport policy & strategy, rail and bus planning, or sustainable transport planning
Experience of WebTAG, and other industry standard processes
Experience in business development activities, preferably able to demonstrate successful input to bids/tenders
Professional, strong communication skills with both clients and colleagues, and good report writing abilities.

Current Projects:
The transport planning team in Leeds is growing.
The current portfolio of work includes contributions to the development of the transport elements of a Strategic Outline Business Case for the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan Business Case; several projects in Cambridge supporting the high-level transport strategy and interventions to support the development and growth of the city; and the opportunity to contribute to national projects of importance such as HS2, Heathrow growth plans, and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
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