Senior Transport Modeller

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£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Carrington West
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About the Role
This opportunity is based in our Leeds City Centre office where we have an expanding transport planning team offering a range of services to public and private sector clients.

The team strategic and micro-simulation modelling, scheme appraisal, development planning, traffic management, engineering and road safety, parking strategy, public transport and a variety of related topics.

The requirement is for a Senior Transport Modeller to work on and assist in leading a range of transport studies dealing with highway and other modelling projects. This role would suit an experienced Transport Modeller who has developed a strong technical base and gained some initial experience in project management, who now wishes to take the opportunity to work closer with our clients and take a greater level of responsibility on project direction and overall responsibility of the projects. The position will enable you to provide solutions to our client’s real-world problems throughout the project life-cycle, with the opportunity to work closely with our other departments in order to provide a successful outcome. It will allow you to build experience of proposal writing, customer and project management and mentoring whilst developing your own skills.

Role Specific Responsibilities:

• Assist in leading and managing a range of strategic modelling projects and work closely with the senior colleagues and other members of staff both within and outside Transport Planning
• Implement modelling and economic assessment methodologies in consultation with senior colleagues
• Assist senior colleagues on modelling and appraisal methods and provide advice to independent teams
• Assist the Divisional Manager with providing career development support to team members • Deliver to agreed personal targets.
• Deliver technical inputs to required quality, cost and time.
• Prepare high quality reports and technical notes.
• Keep up to date with developments in areas of professional expertise.
• Actively contribute towards other duties across the Business Unit e.g.: health & safety, quality, training, Client feedback etc.
• Engage with more senior colleagues to develop scope of work, timescales and budget expectations. Identify potential for change to agreed delivery outcomes.
• Resolve problems or issues to support the delivery of projects or design objectives, ensuring that deliverables conform with the project manager’s requirements.
• Maintain effective working relationships with team members and clients.

About You
You will have;

• Numerate first degree in Transport, Mathematics, Geography, Civil Engineering, Planning or a related subject
• MSc in Transport Planning/Engineering (desirable).
• Ideally Chartered Professional (CEng, MRTPI, TPP or CMILT) status (desirable)
• Experience as a transport modeller, with an excellent track record in the field.
• You should be conversant with the appropriate guidance on the assessment of transport schemes and familiar with the role of related disciplines
• Wide experience, on a number of projects, of various strategic modelling program suites; such as SATURN, VISUM, Cube/Voyager, EMME etc;
• Ideally experience of highway scheme appraisal and current economic modelling software including, COBA, QUADRO, MyRIAD and TUBA (desirable);
• Ideally experience in the use of micro-simulation models such as PARAMICS, VISSIM (desirable).
• The ability to advise on the design of modelling studies and lead their management and delivery
• You should have experience managing a varied workload of project including supervising colleagues and ensuring financial goals are achieved
• You should have team leadership experience including line management, mentoring and business development
• Expert knowledge of transport modelling theory and methods, data collection, analytical techniques and appraisal methods
• A clear and comprehensive understanding of UK Government transport planning policies and guidance, including WebTAG and DMRB
• You should be proficient in Word and Excel.
• Experience of working with public and private sector clients would be advantageous (desirable)
• Proven ability of working within a team environment in undertaking large strategic modelling projects and contributing towards the preparation of key deliverables
• You should be highly numerate with strong problem solving skills
• You should have a proven capability to communicate clearly
• You should have the ability to work under minimum supervision

Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 030
Contact: Tony Hutt

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