Senior/Principal Transport Planner

We are looking to expand the Transport Planning team and are looking for ambitious and experienced transport professionals to help us do so. We are looking for a Senior Transport Planner/Principal Transport Planner, who will have the opportunity to play a key role in the team by using their technical expertise and experience.

You would be involved in a variety of project types for various private and public sector clients. Reporting to the Company Directors, you will have the opportunity to mentor junior staff whilst leading on projects.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

  • A solid understanding of traffic engineering first principles along with demonstrable experience.
  • Experience in the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans.
  • Experience of transport modelling software packages such as ARCADY, PICADY, LinSig, and TRICS are essential,
  • Experienced user of AutoCAD & vehicle tracking software
  • An ability to interpret the results of transport models.
  • Transport scheme design and appraisal with knowledge of relevant policy, guidance and advice including DMRB and MfS;
  • Excellent knowledge of national/local design standards e.g. DMRB, MFS 1 & 2, CIHT Policies/Guidance, Local Authority Design Guides;
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills – advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge and awareness of Census data sources/analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely.

Other desirable skills:

  • Working towards Chartered Professional status (e.g. TPP or CMILT)
  • Experience in the use of micro-simulation models such as VISSIM and PARAMICS
  • Experience using GIS software, including Basemap TRACC/ArcGIS

If you’d like to apply, please send your CV to Martin Ohrland at


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