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Principal transport planner

Job Profile

Job Description
A member of the transport planning based in Birmingham, the Principal Transport Planner will be integrated within a range of planning and engineering 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.

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:
Lead on transport planning and multi-disciplinary projects for a variety of project types, sizes and client type
Demonstrable skills in development planning, traffic engineering, masterplanning, feasibility studies and sustainable transport planning
Experience in business development activities, preferably able to demonstrate successful input to bids/tenders
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 train 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)
Experience in transport planning with proven record of client interaction, relationship building and commercial/business awareness and acumen is essential
Experience of modelling tools and techniques such as LinSig, TRANSYT, ARCADY and PICADY
Professional, strong communication skills in report writing, bid drafting and communication with clients and colleagues
Successful candidate will be a member of a relevant professional organisation (such as IHT, ILT, TPS or ICE) ideally on route to chartered status
Experience in business development activities, preferably able to demonstrate successful input to bids/tenders
Current Projects:
Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 Transport Strategy
Solihull MBC – wider projects around local plan allocations / sites
Major Transport Scheme development including Midland Metro and SPRINT lines
Urban Growth Company – transport planning and assessment advice to UGC on development proposals around UK Central
Bromsgrove – leading on responding to site allocations including modelling / transport assessment responses
Cambridge – numerous projects looking at impact of development / high level transport strategy and interventions commensurate to the impact of development
HS2 – transport impact assessment and EiA support to Phase 2b
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