Transport Planner - Cardiff
Your new company
Your new company are a national multidisciplinary consultancy that is a wholly owned division of the wider company group. They provide a broad range of professional services covering the design, engineering, construction, infrastructure and property markets. They cover the whole of the UK with 50 offices and 3700 staff.
The Cardiff office, with over 150 staff, specialises in civil engineering and transportation. They are a leading local employer of transport planners and, due to the increasing workload, are expanding the 13-strong transportation team. They mainly work for public and private sector clients across South Wales but increasingly the workload is spread across the UK. They have a high-quality office with gym, showers, cycle parking provision, lockers and free car parking. They undertake a full range of challenging and varied work, ranging from the planning and design of public transport, rail and road schemes, to transport assessments, travel planning and public consultation work. You can expect to be involved in the delivery of technical transport planning projects, mainly via traffic modelling work, to a wide range of clients.
Your new role
As a Transport Planner, you will be providing transport inputs relating to clients' development proposals and will work towards solutions which are acceptable to all stakeholders. You will have a varied portfolio of clients, and the ability to articulate and communicate planning ideas, concepts and proposals. You will be carrying out the promotion, development and expansion of Active Travel Routes and the production of WelTAG assessments designed to evaluate the economic, social and environmental implications of major infrastructure projects.
You'll encounter a diverse range of assignments which will enhance and develop your skills in many different aspects of the job. This will include providing planning-stage support for a variety of development schemes, supporting the preparation of technical assessment documents and reports for planning submissions, supporting the technical assessments of junction performance using a range of industry-standard traffic modelling software, drafting of Travel Plans and sustainability assessments, pedestrian and cycle route design, general arrangement design work for new junctions and accesses onto the road network.
What you'll need to succeed
To flourish in this role, you will need to have strong written, numerical and verbal communication skills and a client-focused approach to work, be enthusiastic and industrious with a willingness to learn new skills, experienced with data analysis, interpretation and presentation, using Excel. In short, someone who enjoys and thrives in finding solutions to complex problems. You'll need strong IT skills across a range of software, the ability to pick up new software quickly and a 'can-do' attitude to approaching new tasks. You should hold excellent people skills and the ability to work as part of a team, but can also immerse themselves into complex individual tasks, where needed, traffic modelling experience (trip generation and distribution methodologies, junction modelling etc); experience of Transport Assessments/Statements and Travel Plans; CAD design skills (particularly in relation to junction or car park design), degree qualified in a relevant subject. You should also have the desire to achieve chartered status with the CMILT or equivalent and have a valid UK driving licence.
What you'll get in return
The package consists of a competitive salary, contractual working hours of 37.5 per week, flexible working hours, annual leave-25 days (plus statutory), rising to 27 days with the opportunity to buy extra, company pension scheme, voluntary benefit options, including a share save scheme, a cycle to work scheme, discounted retail vouchers, various private insurance schemes, and holiday buy back etc. You will also be offered payment of one relevant professional subscription.
Across the Cardiff office, the multi-disciplinary teams come together through social events, some of which have included BBQs, nights out, escape rooms and the annual Christmas party. There is also an active Hub of 35 employees (and growing), which is a networking group run by graduates, trainees and apprentices. It helps grow your network within the office as well as opportunities for socials, chartership, Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) events and volunteering
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