Associate Transport Planner

Job Reference: JW358
Salary details: £46,000 - £59,000
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Civil Engineering , Infrastructure
Posted date: 1st Apr 2021
Expires: 20th Aug 2021

Team Leader/Associate Transport Planner
£45,000 - £55,000 + benefits

About the role
Our client has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Transport Planner with development planning experience to be Team Leader in the Birmingham office
The work pipeline has grown from strength to strength and as such they are looking for key individuals to join a growing team.
The future pipeline is very strong and varied from large strategic projects to due diligence and planning allocation input with key new and returning Clients.
The role would suit a talented individual who can deliver and oversee the high-quality technical planning service deliverables from the Birmingham office, managing said team, and assisting and working with the wider service team to help continue to build on their excellent reputation.
A key part of this role will involve working closely with fellow Team Leaders, technical leads, the Operations Director and Account colleagues.
The key responsibilities of this role will include close liaison with Clients, consultants, and statutory bodies, project planning, and the management of internal and external resources.  This will include managing the Birmingham Planning team members. The role will develop with the continued growth and success of the company and provides the opportunity for the right candidate to support and influence the future shape of the team and service.

About the team
The Planning Team offers a wide range of services to complement the activities of the Group and the company as a whole, as well as providing bespoke services to Clients.
They take pride in successfully working with Clients on a range of private and public sector projects, big and small. This ranges from national significant projects, large logistic and employment developments, city centre regeneration. new settlements, office developments, schools and college redevelopments, residential and many other land uses as well as delivering sustainable and safe infrastructure.

About you
The role is to undertake duties necessary for project execution and lead the team with the support of senior management within the service line. Specifically, you will play a role in the technical delivery of the Planning Service and lead the Birmingham team. Skills in CAD, road safety engineering, junction design and assessment will be a bonus. Typical software packages we use include Junctions 9, LinSig, and TRICS.

An excellent knowledge of the principles of transport planning and understanding of trip generation, trip distribution, design standards, and the contents of Transport Assessments/Statements and Travel Plan is required. An appropriate academic qualification would be advantageous. Proficient knowledge and expertise in the use of software packages including Microsoft Word and Excel is essential and a working knowledge of AutoCAD would be beneficial. 
The requirements and demands of this important role are such that the Team Leader will be expected to consistently display the following personal attributes and skills:

A visible and participative Team Leader, willing and able to take responsibility and be held to account for the technical performance, overall ability, and advancement of the team, in addition to their wellbeing.
Ability to plan and monitor workloads in conjunction with senior colleagues to achieve project demands.
To effectively communicate and co-operate within a project team to support the achievement of a project brief through the provision of efficient and professional services.
With the support of senior staff to provide solutions to technical problems and input to provide both factual and interpretative technical reports.
When requested, to provide proactive input in Service initiatives, including the Technical and Operational Working Group.
Contribute to the achievement of Company and Service objectives.
To develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues throughout the Company, Clients and suppliers.
To promote the Company and its services to others.
Demonstrate willingness and take a proactive approach to ongoing CPD, such as attendance at courses and professional meetings.
To share both knowledge and experience with other team members.
To provide support and assistance to the line manager (Operations Director) as appropriate
A ‘self-starter’ with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed.
Commercial awareness with effective influencing and negotiating skills, as well as an aptitude to develop emerging and new client relationships.
An ability to help build, lead and develop a strong team by providing mentoring and support to the team members.
Technical independence within the field of T&I Planning.

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