Vertical Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Transport Planner to work with an award-winning multi-disciplinary consultancy, where you’ll play an important role shaping the future of their business. They are in the middle of a transformation, remobilising their services to bring in new systems and policies to delight both customers and residents.
They are a friendly and professional team, always open to new perspectives and exploring new ways to collaborate. Get your career off to a great start by combining your academic knowledge with practical experience.
They offer great support to develop yourself and you’ll have access to their newly designed suite of enhanced training products, as well as other learning and development opportunities. They will support you along the way with mentorship, networking opportunities and training. They offer a combination of office, site based and homeworking and will help you adapt to this new way of working.
You will work as part of their Rail and Public Transport team, with a broad range of expertise in the field of transport planning and engineering. You will be part of a team undertaking a full range of challenging and varied work in the planning, design and implementation of public transport and rail schemes, working with their public sector clients on projects in Manchester and across the UK.
You will be responsible for assisting with commissions including:
” scoping and planning work
” developing transport policies and strategies
” forming business cases including scheme assessments
” demand forecasting and economic appraisal
” collating multidisciplinary reports
” supporting public consultations and stakeholder engagement
” writing technical reports and business cases
What you’ll be doing:
” Investigating transport problems, formulate policies, schemes, and strategies, and evaluate solutions.
” Assisting with rail and public transport demand forecasting and scheme appraisal in accordance with transport appraisal guidance.
” Preparing technical reports including business cases, transport strategies, scheme development and consultation reports.
” Supporting with consultations, including assisting with stakeholder presentations and public consultations, and writing consultation reports.
” Assisting with bids.
What we’re looking for:
” Degree in a relevant discipline with a grade of 2:1 or higher. Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant subject.
” Desire to work towards chartership.
” The ability to work to deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of project programmes and client demands.
” Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, both at a general and technical level.
” Interpersonal qualities and communication skills suitable for working with many partners in a complex technical, organisational, and political environment.
” Interest in working in the rail and public transport sector.
” Report writing skills.
” Postgraduate qualification in transportation or equivalent.
” A full UK driving licence.
” Experience in some of the following skill areas:
” Transport scheme assessment and appraisal (e.g., TAG, WelTAG, STAG)
” Travel demand forecasting
” Rail demand forecasting (PDFH and/or Moira)
” Understanding of the Governance of the Rail investment process (GRIP)
” Preparation of transport plans, policies, programmes, and strategies
” Rail and bus scheme design development
” Preparing funding grant applications
” Infrastructure planning process
” Public consultations and summarising responses
” Planning and undertaking transport surveys
” Public transport operations, timetabling and ticketing.
” Transport planning issues associated with the development and delivery of multi-modal interchanges
” Awareness and promotion of the principles of sustainable development
” Use of MS Project
What’s in it for you?
” a competitive basic salary – plus they will pay for professional body membership fees
” 25 days’ holiday
” company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
” voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socializing, to health & wellbeing, travel, and technology
” flexible working options available