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At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.
We currently have an opportunity for a Transport Planner/Senior Transport Planner to join our busy and growing Transport team in Scotland, the Midlands and the North of England. Location is flexible and you could be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth or in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham or Liverpool. Irrespective of your home office, you will have the opportunity to get involved in projects across the UK and WSP’s network of international offices. The Transport North team undertakes a variety of Transport Planning support for clients including Local Authorities, Combined Authorities, Transport Scotland, Transport for Greater Manchester, National Grid, National Highways, DfT and private sector developers in the residential, retail, commercial, health and energy sectors.
Our Transport professionals also work collaboratively with our Engineering, Planning and Environmental disciplines on some of the largest multi-disciplinary projects in the UK. WSP is a major player in the transition of the UK’s Energy system away from fossil fuels to renewable sources (wind, solar, battery) and nuclear generation, and you will have the opportunity to support our Energy sector growth, as well as getting involved in major transport scheme appraisal, active travel design and future mobility.
Your new role, what's involved?
The role would suit an experienced transport planning professional who is keen to develop and grow within an expanding team. As a technical leader within the team your role will include:
- Working collaboratively with Transport colleagues on a variety of transport planning projects supporting the local, regional and national Transport team. It is anticipated that you will have an emphasis on our on-shore and off-shore wind, solar, battery storage, CCS, hydrogen, Energy from Waste and nuclear projects.
- Project and commercial management of multiple projects for our local, regional and national public and private sector clients. Responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of whole projects, or significant packages of larger projects ensuring successful delivery to time, cost and quality targets.
- There is significant opportunity for you to develop your client relationships through successful project delivery, and you will be given senior support to secure new work through your projects.
- Taking ownership of technical delivery aspects of transport planning projects and contributing to project innovation and advancing in our technical knowledge and capability.
- Working as part of a team, including the delegation and monitoring of tasks to early career professionals. Helping coach and mentor the annual intake of new graduates and apprentices.
- Business Development and work winning on a local, regional and national level, to maintain and support the growth of the public and private sectors in support of other associated strategic growth areas including the Appraisal and Business Case, Energy and Renewables, Active & Sustainable Travel (including Net Zero Carbon), Future Mobility and Local Government Strategic Advisory.
- Hybrid working, with a mix of home-working combined with working in a large multi-disciplinary office with access to a range of people at a similar career stage across a variety of fields
- Line management of staff as well as mentorship of colleagues to share knowledge and support skills development. This will also include supervising, training or mentoring colleagues, developing the expertise of our team, and contributing to our national process of continuous improvements and knowledge sharing.
- The role will be varied and challenging, and there will be opportunities for you to develop and progress your own career.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
Required qualifications / education:
- A relevant Degree (Geography, Civil Engineering, Town Planning etc);
- A Master’s degree in transport would be desirable, but not essential – we are looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
- Substantial post-graduate transport planning experience, including providing transport planning services on projects in the energy sector. A broad experience base, working for private sector clients and local authorities, is also of value;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations and report-writing.
- Technical competence sufficient to mentor others and share knowledge;
- Understanding of contemporary transport planning policies and transport scheme design guidance, and ability to convert that understanding into practical solutions for our clients;
- Experience of working to time and budget constraints;
- Experience of management responsibilities e.g. line management or supervision of junior staff on projects.
- Demonstrable project management experience, including resources, budgets, programmes.
Candidates will have technical competencies that include experience from amongst the following:
- Lead author, or significant responsibility for production of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Transport chapters of Environmental Statements
- Involvment in site identification studies, including opportunities and constraints
- Transport planning and design advice associated with private sector developments, including development of trip generation, distribution, mode split and assignment calculations.
- Demonstrable role in stakeholder engagement, consultation and communication activities.
- Experience in development of transport management plans including CTMPs, travel plans, traffic incident management plans.
- Involvment in access route studies and survey reports including pinch-points, swept paths, road condition assessments and surveys.
- Traffic engineering experience including junction design, road safety, capacity assessments, access design.
- Experience working across Scotland, the North of England and the Midlands, and awareness of local and regional policy context, and experience in the application of relevant national guidance. Experience of engaging with local, regional and national transport authorities across one or more regions.
- Experience in the application and/or interpretation of a range of strategic, local and micro-simulation transport modelling tools
- GIS tools and analysis
What's in it for you?
WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.
Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.
We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.
Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.
We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.
Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.
For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.
We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.
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Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.
Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.