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Senior Transport Planner - Strategic Modeller

Arup

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 a range of projects and opportunities with key clients including transport for London, HS2 Ltd, Highways Agency, DfT and private developers in London and overseas. We are seeking an enthusiastic senior transport modeller to strengthen our central London team.

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.


Role

You will be part of an established modelling team based in London. The role will involve working on a range of transport planning / modelling high profile projects in the UK and overseas.

As part of your role you will be exposed and interact with multidisciplinary teams and the vibrant transport modelling community in Arup globally. As a senior strategic transport modeller, you will provide project task leadership and training of transport modellers and planners in the transport planning team in London. You will act as task leader for modelling elements of major projects or project manager for small/medium sized projects. As part of the team you will also be responsible for business improvement and development initiatives with your line manager.

This will involve:
Undertake transport modelling including, base model development, calibration / validation and forecasting elements;
Conducting economic appraisals and assisting in preparing business cases;
Attend meetings with clients and collaborators;
Producing technical reports.
Our modelling teams have so far delivered some of the most high profile projects in the UK and overseas. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual with good communication skills with an ambition to work on exciting and high profile jobs.


Requirements and skills


Essential:
University degree/HNC in a relevant discipline (e.g. civil engineering, geography, economics, mathematics).
Typically around 6 years of experience in transport planning and modelling with an emphasis on highways and multimodal modelling.
Proven experience in at least one of the following modelling suites SATURN, EMME, CUBE, VISUM as well as GIS.
Experience in using TfL’s Railplan and DfT’s PLANET models.
Proven ability to build, calibrate and validate traffic models with minimum supervision and use of TAG including experience in implementing demand models.
Proven ability to act as task leader on modelling projects or PM on small to medium size jobs.
Highly proficient in Excel.
Good experience in report and proposal writing.
Excellent communication skills and interface with clients.
Ability to work with limited supervision and train junior staff.


Desirable:
A Masters degree in relevant discipline (e.g. transport planning).
VBA knowledge.
Experienced in building bespoke traffic models in excel.
Membership of an appropriate professional institute; for example ICE, CILT or CIHT.
Working towards or acquired Transport Planning Professional or other relevant qualification

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.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.


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