Senior/Principal Transport Planner - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee   contract

United Kingdom

Job Summary

Are you an ambitious and motivated Senior or Principal Transport Planner?

Do you have skills in case making and appraisal?

Do you want to work on high profile projects across the South West and Wales that cover all modes of transport?

Do you want to help tackle the climate emergency?

Are you eager to manage projects and develop your skills in this field?

Can you mentor and develop a growing team of transport planners?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then we are looking to expand our team in the South West within our Exeter or Bristol offices to work on several exciting projects to support sustainable economic growth and development whilst addressing the climate emergency across the region.

Examples of current projects:

Sustainable Transport Strategies –

Peninsula Transport Sub-National Transport Body;

Stroud Sustainable Transport Strategy;

South East Dorset Urban Mobility Strategy

Decarbonisation –

Cornwall Ultra Low Emission Buses

Cornwall E-bike Strategy.

Business case –


Looe Valley Cycle Trails OBC

Isles of Scilly transport connections

Feasibility and appraisal

Neath Port Talbot Council Cycle Hire Feasibility Study;

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Rapid Transit

Monitoring and evaluation –

Cornwall Bus Fares Pilot

A303 Berwick Down

Freight-only rail to passenger use

Our Transport Planning Team in the South West and Wales (with offices in Exeter, Bristol, and Cardiff) has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Transport Planner looking to be part of a collaborative team and office environment.

AECOM has a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams, a global reach and diversified market penetration. Our clients include national, regional and local transport authorities, as well as private developers and international clients. As a senior member of the team, you will provide mentoring and technical advice for junior team members and the wider business. As such, you will need to demonstrate strong technical capabilities to deliver a wide range of projects across the region, including delivering business cases and strategies for multimodal, freight, public transport, cycling and walking.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the specification and management of transport planning projects, leading workstreams and projects and taking responsibility for the technical quality.

  • Providing support to a number of senior staff, as well as provide advice and support to junior staff, being responsible for their technical development

  • Assist in the development of business opportunities, contributing to the production and delivery of larger bids and proposals, but from time to time, lead on smaller opportunities.

  • Work collaboratively across disciplines.

Minimum Requirements

  • An excellent understanding of transport guidance and best practice (TAG)

  • Experience of the production and review of business cases, transport strategies, feasibility studies and appraisal.

  • Data analysis and processing skills.

  • Ability to present technical findings to a wide range of audiences

  • Ability to communicate with clients, forming good relationships

  • Experience in management of projects

  • Supervising and supporting the workload of junior staff.

  • Ability to think holistically, but also at a more detailed level.

  • Willingness to challenge in a positive and engaging manner

  • Keen to work as part of a team and to develop and progress career development.

  • Take responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level.

  • Appropriate professional status (or working towards) with a membership of a relevant professional chartered institute, or eligible for membership of a relevant professional chartered institute

  • Experience in traffic modelling

  • Ability to confidently use GIS software

  • Experience of line management

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248812BR

Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.