Urban Public Transport Planner

Job Description

About Us:

Now part of the SNC-Lavalin group, Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport planners and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and Atkins is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements.  We are also working closely with our clients to adapt to the ongoing Covid-19 impacts. Consultants from Atkins and their partners in the supply chain, are working with government, local authorities, contractors and private developers to develop our future cities and infrastructure.

We have a growth plan to respond to this pipeline of work and we are currently recruiting talented individuals to help deliver development planning projects for our expanding client base.  With over 300 specialists in our Transport Planning business we have the flexibility and resources to provide our clients with an extensive range of services including transport policy and strategy planning, traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, travel demand management, scheme design and development planning.

The Role:

We are recruiting a Senior Bus and Rail Planning Specialist for our transport planning business and would like to discuss this exciting opportunity with prospective candidates. Collaborating with consultants from across our business as part of multi-disciplinary teams, you will provide expert planning input to develop innovative bus and rail strategies. You will work on flagship regeneration and development projects as well as delivering bus and rail solutions to enhance town centre accessibility. The successful candidate will lead bus and BRT route feasibility studies, including scenario development, operations costing as well as demand and revenue forecasting using a variety of techniques.  You will also support the planning and development of new public transport interchanges and Park & Ride facilities.

We’re a successful team with a well-balanced blend of skills to face our client needs and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to add further value to our offer to the marketplace. You will have a demonstrable track record and solid technical capability in the planning of public transport facilities and services. Whilst we will consider all candidates, our expectation is that this role will be based in Birmingham. We also offer flexible working and anticipate candidates will work both from home and their nominated office.

Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress.

The Candidates:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Bus and Rail Planning Specialist to support our growing transport planning team.  Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will be expected to demonstrate a capability in the following:

  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication with strong report writing capability.
  • Ability to work under pressure and proven success in meeting deadlines.
  • Confident team worker with ability to work independently.
  • Experience of working to time and budget constraints.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate technical skills and competencies such as:

  • Demonstrable project and people management skills.
  • Experience in business development and work winning.
  • A track record in delivering UK transport planning projects.
  • Knowledgeable about the current UK transport policy context, UK public transport operations and regulatory frameworks.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A relevant transport planning, urban planning, geography degree or similar.
  • A passion for transportation.
  • Ideally, membership of a relevant professional institute.

Why work for Atkins?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com).

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed.

Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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