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Team leader-transport modelling

Job Profile

We are a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

Our Global Design Centre in India is engaged in Mott MacDonald projects around the world. We provide technical design services including Civil, Structural, MEP, Architecture, Highways, Water and Utilities infrastructure across a broad range of sectors and geographic locations.

This is an excellent career opportunity where you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of significant 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

Your responsibilities will include leading in the following area:
  • Staff recruitment to establish a team offering strategic modelling resources for UK based projects
  • Managing the modelling team with responsibility for resourcing, recruitment, staff mentoring and development
  • Being part of the management team of the Mott MacDonald UK modelling account contributing to setting of the strategic direction of the account
  • Leading the technical input to a variety of modelling projects across Mott MacDonald’s modelling account.
    Working with UK based Project Managers and Project Principals to ensure technical and commercial delivery of projects using GDC based resources
  • Responsible for the assurance of outputs for compliance with internal quality requirements and industry best practice
  • Develop and grow your team in line with the Mott MacDonald modelling accounts business plan
  • Contributing to proposal writing
  • Responsible for the leadership of professional excellence activities for the modelling team

Candidate Specification

You must have considerable and proven experience and success in managing and growing a transport modelling team.
Transport modelling project delivery, including commercial and financial management, and people management, including staff mentoring and development.

You will be committed to providing high quality, affordable and innovative solutions and advice to clients and have first class report writing, project management, people management, supervisory, communication and technical ability.
  • Numerate degree (or equivalent) ideally in a transport related discipline. Further MA/MSc qualifications are of benefit but not essential
  • Skilled in leading and managing major modelling projects and in the development of robust models to support decision-making
  • Substantial experience in transport modelling, model development and skills transfer to more junior team members
  • A good understanding of the requirements of the UK DfT’s WebTAG guidance and evidence of implementation on projects
  • Experience of working on projects for UK clients following WebTAG guidance
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of leading and growing teams
  • An understanding of the wider transport planning/engineering environment
  • Experience in variable demand modelling and forecasting
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following systems: VISUM, SATURN, CUBE, EMME is essential
  • Geographic information system (GIS) expertise (MAPINFO and ARCINFO) will be of considerable value
  • Knowledge of microsimulation software such as VISSIM, PARAMICS, AIMSUM would be of benefit but not essential
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