Principal Planner/ Engineer

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South East
£40,000 to £40,000 per annum
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The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in managing and delivering complex projects to a high standard across the disciplines of Public Realm and Traffic Engineering. They will have the ability to manage schemes from the initial concept through the subsequent design stages of preliminary and detailed design. Crucially, they will have experience of leading the bidding process and a proven track record of securing new work. This role will be based in Croydon but working across London, the South East and Nationally.

Our office is located in the heart of Croydon, and a short walk from East Croydon station. The team has a strong current workload and excellent presence within the marketplace. The Croydon team forms part of the wider national Transport Planning & Urban Development business. The overall team has a wide-ranging capability: from site feasibility and masterplanning, through to planning and then detailed design. The multi-disciplinary nature of the business also means that we are able to deliver project teams from disciplines wider than transportation to offer clients a true ‘one stop shop’.

Our team is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients both in the UK and overseas, including Transport for London, Crossrail, Royal Borough of Greenwich, National Grid, HS2 and Network Rail. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international projects. A selection of our current and recent projects include: London Bridge Station Redevelopment, Lower Thames Crossing, Crossrail 1.


* Degree in relevant subject
* Desirable to be Chartered or working towards Chartership of a relevant professional body
* Excellent project management skills with experience of managing medium sized public realm and traffic engineering schemes
* Appropriate previous experience of working in and managing the design and implementation of urban highway, transport and public realm schemes, including cycle schemes, bus priority projects, high street improvements, signalised junctions and road safety schemes
* Experience of Public Realm design and good understanding of public realm design principles
* Development of scheme designs from concept through preliminary design and preferably to detailed design. This is to include drawings suitable for public consultation and full detailed design drawing packages
* Demonstrable experience of delivering technically excellent projects
* Practical experience of junction modelling and GIS packages
* A network of existing contacts within the industry and a proven ability to win business
* Ability to lead medium sized bids for new commissions
* Excellent communication skills
* A strong commercial focus
* Working knowledge of CDM regulations
* Willingness to travel to projects across the UK when required
* Excellent project and people management skills with a hands-on attitude to technical project work
* Mentoring and development of more junior members of staff

Desirable Experience:

* Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and associated suite of software
* Road Safety Audit experience / Member of SoRSA
* Full driving licence

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Ensure that projects are completed to client specifications, to budgets and deadlines
* Management and technical leadership of multi-disciplinary urban highway, transport and public realm schemes, including cycle schemes, bus priority projects, high street improvements, signalised junctions and road safety schemes
* Meeting with clients and stakeholders as well as working with other disciplines and consultants on projects
* Responsible for developing new and existing client relationships and winning new business
* Leading the preparation of bids for new commissions
* Provide leadership and act as mentor to junior members of staff
* Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design
* Delivery of high quality of outputs and proactive promotion of appropriate quality standards

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898157
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: George Sanders

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