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Senior Transport Planner


London, United Kingdom

Arup is a firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. As a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of our employees and their dependants; with no shareholders or external investors we determine our own business priorities and direction.

We have an opportunity for a senior transport planner who is passionate about creating excellent places and effective transport networks to join our successful transport consulting team in London. Our practice is involved in development, strategy and infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients. These include high profile projects such as HS2, airport expansion and strategic city residential, commercial and regeneration schemes in London and the southeast.

You will need to bring key skills in transport engineering and development planning, particularly transport assessments, designing for highway, parking, walking and cycling schemes, junction and network capacity modelling and influencing travel behaviour.

Our projects require a broad range of skills and the ability to deliver quality work within a fast-moving and deadline-driven environment. Candidates should enjoy taking task responsibility as part of larger project teams and be keen to broaden their technical skills to support growth within the practice and their own career development.


You will provide project management and technical support on a variety of projects which may include individual site developments, development master plans and significant transport infrastructure schemes. You will need to use your transport planning and other skills to develop design proposals, analyse options, develop implementation strategies and assess benefits and impacts. You will work with and manage work that involves the use of traffic modelling packages, in particular micro simulation to assess scheme proposals. You will need to be familiar with the wider development planning process so that you can advise our clients in supporting planning applications and consents.

You will be working as part of one or more project teams led by a project director or manager, and we will expect you to manage projects. You will also need to be able to work with wider multi-disciplinary design and planning teams. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential as you will be involved in preparing reports and advice notes and attending meetings. You may also be involved in the preparation of commercial bids.

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about transport, its wider role and the contribution it can make to shaping the future. Good interpersonal skills are important and you must be able to work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues who have a range of backgrounds and experience. You will also be willing to learn new skills and committed to developing your own career and supporting junior colleagues in their own development.

Requirements and skills


• University degree/HNC in a relevant discipline (e.g. civil engineering, geography, economics, mathematics).
• Membership of a relevant professional institution (e.g. TPS, CIHT, CILT).


• Typically around 10 years’ experience in transport planning, engineering and modelling for developments and transport infrastructure schemes.
• Proficiency in data collection, analysis and interpretation.
• Experience of transport engineering, including highway design for strategic and local roads, public transport, walking and cycling schemes, particularly at the planning stage.
• Experience of local highway network analysis using microsimulation software (VISSIM) and related capacity analysis software (TRANSYT, PICADY, ARCADY, LINSIG etc).
• Working knowledge of DfT and TfL assessment and modelling guidance.


• Masters degree in relevant discipline (e.g. transport planning).
• Previous experience in a consultancy environment.
• Working towards or acquired Transport Planning Professional or other relevant Chartered qualification.
• Understanding and preferably experience of planning for autonomous vehicles and future transport in general (e.g. MaaS).

Reward and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.


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