Job Details  
Advertiser: Vertical Recruitment

Job Title: Principal Transport Planner
Location:Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Rate:£40K.0000 to £55K. Per Year    Benefits: Benefits
Description: Senior / Principal Transport Planner - Leeds

Role Overview
I'm working with an industry leading multi-disciplinary consultancy seeking to recruit an experienced transport planning professional with a range of technical skills and the ability to manage challenging projects.

A challenging role, the candidate will be tasked with heading up a fledging team in a new area for the company. Fulfilling an already underway large body of work, the role will require stakeholder management and relationship building to secure further work in the area with new and existing clients.

The Client
The client has an unrivalled share in the market for public sector transport strategy, transport appraisal and evaluation, and spatial economics. Their portfolio of project clients includes Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Transport Authorities, amongst others.

One of the UK's largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. They have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of company experience ensures that they are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.

Doing much more than simply delivering projects; they design, manage and partner. Focusing on building strategic relationships with clients - delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. Supporting them at all stages of a project or programme, understanding of the key risks and challenges means that effort is directed where it is most needed.

As the head of the team the successful candidate will be required to:

" Compile and present effective proposals in order to support work winning for the team.
" Utilise Project Management skills to deliver successful projects managing time, cost and quality.
" Constantly learn and adapt, deepening their own skill set in order to improve marketability to our clients and as internal project resource.
" Contribute to effective team performance, through management and hands on technical processes when needed.
Manage and supervise more junior members of the team.
" Manage and drive their own career path by identifying training courses, networking events, seminars and industry trends which would benefit themselves and the team.
" Develop and provide technical expertise.

Essential Requirements

" Passion for the role of transport in supporting local, regional and national objectives.
" Demonstrating intelligent understanding of the transport sector, the immediate market place and the key factors affecting it.
" Educated to degree level (2:1 or equivalent) from one of the following disciplines - Economics, Mathematics, Operational Research, Engineering, Transport Planning, Geography, or other numerical or transport-related subject.
" Have demonstrable project management experience including the ability to deliver high quality, profitable work within project deadlines.
" Deep working knowledge of Central Government Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation (HMT Green Book) and DfT WebTAG business case requirements (and ideally knowledge of other, non-transport appraisal methods).
" Strong skills in data manipulation and analysis across a range of software packages (e.g. MS Excel, Stata, SPSS, R).

Desired Communication Skills
" Experience in communicating effectively with clients of various backgrounds and seniority.
" An ability to back up opinions with well-constructed evidenced arguments.
" The ability to confidently explain complex analysis to non-specialists.
" Experience of delivering successful transport strategies and business cases, across a range of modes and geographies.
" Willingness on occasions, to work weekends/evenings to attend meetings or supervise staff (not a regular requirement but necessary from time to time).
" A commitment to quality by a positive attitude to change management and ongoing interpretation of organisational aims and objectives.
" Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships.
" Extensive experience of working effectively as a member of a team.

The position offered (Senior Transport Planner or Principal Transport Planner) will depend upon the experience and skills of the successful candidate.

For more information or to apply to this role, please contact Doug Smith of Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email

Skills Required: Principal Transport Planner
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: 17/01/2019     Duration: Permanent
Contact: Doug Smith Contact E-mail: Click
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Reference: VAC-15187 Added: 17-01-2019
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