Principal Transport Planner

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South West
£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Carrington West
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We currently have an opportunity for a Principal Transport Planner to join our busy and growing team on a permanent basis in our Bristol office. The role would suit a Transport Planner with a broad understanding of all elements of the profession and an ability to build and manage teams with specific specialisms to deliver the required outputs. Whilst an understanding of traffic / highway engineering, traffic modelling, public transport, car parking etc. will therefore be necessary, the role would not suit a specialist in any one of these sub-disciplines.
The candidate should have specific experience in taking the lead role in delivering transport planning work for strategic development sites, including Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Environmental Statement Transport Chapters. The candidate will also have experience of all stages of the development process, from due diligence and feasibility, through promotion, to application and post-application negotiation.
To fulfil the role, the candidate should have a proven track record of delivery, successful outcomes, client management, stakeholder engagement etc. Whilst the Bristol team is well established and will provide strong support and mentoring, the ideal candidate will be able to manage the day to day running and delivery of work with minimal supervision.
Key Responsibilities include:
�To lead the delivery of technical work relating to transport planning inputs on projects, including strategic projects, including:
oTransport Assessments;
oTravel Plans;
oEnvironmental Statement Transport Chapters;
oAccess and Movement Frameworks;
oSustainable Transport Strategies etc.
�Act as Project Manager on medium to Large size transport projects and undertake the Discipline Lead role on large scale multi-disciplinary projects. To include financial and resource management.
�Attend meetings with clients, design teams, stakeholders including local authorities and the general public as required; and deputise for senior management when the need arises.
�Day to day supervision, resourcing and technical mentoring of junior members of team.
�Manage work in accordance within the Practice Management Systems including Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental systems.
�Contribute to established client relationships in order to achieve repeat business and contribute to the team’s growth by contributing to widening the client base, through networking and business development as appropriate.

About You
We are looking to recruit a positive and enthusiastic team player with relevant work experience, proven ability to deliver to a high standard, passion to share their knowledge and experience in mentoring junior members of staff and desire to contribute to the ongoing growth and success of the team. We anticipate the candidate will be educated to degree level and hold relevant professional memberships, an MSc in Transport Planning would be beneficial, however our focus is on recruiting an individual with a proven track record of delivery.
The ideal candidates must:
�Be an experienced transport planner with excellent technical knowledge relevant to the broad reach of development transport planning, the role would not suit a specialist in one transport planning sub-discipline;
�Be an excellent project/brief manager with proven experience in delivering projects on time and to budget, the role will involve the financial and quality management of projects,
�Have excellent writing skills to produce high quality technical reports ready to be issued to clients and stakeholders with minimal review;
�Be confident to liaise with and advise all levels of management, both internally and externally.
�Have outstanding communication skills in order to be PBA’s primary point of contact with regards to transport on the various projects you will be involved in. This will include responsibility for liaison with clients, associate professionals, stakeholders and the public as each project dictates;
�Be computer literate in MS Office suite – word, excel etc.
This role will work directly with Managers and Project Directors on a range of development projects.

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

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