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Principal Transport Planner | Newcastle-Upon-Tyne | Permanent | £38k-£40k per annum

The purpose of the role is to act as a senior figure within the transport planning team and to support the Transport Planning Team Leader by providing the technical lead for a variety of transportation planning projects. In addition the role will involve some responsibilities for business development / winning work and project management.

The position will be within the Design Consultancy team of Engineering Services reporting directly to the Transport Planning Team Leader. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and suitably qualified professional to provide a key role in the development of our successful Transport Planning Team through maximising the opportunities of the Partnership, frameworks and develop our existing Client base.

This role will be based in our client’s offices in North Tyneside. However, travelling may be required to other company offices or Client offices.

Key Responsibilities:
-The successful candidate will be required to:
-Have extensive knowledge and experience of current Transport Planning and Modelling techniques and practices.
-Manage Transport Planning projects
-Provide the technical lead on a transportation projects and / or provide the technical transport planning lead for wider multi-disciplinary projects.
-Manage, develop, coach and motivate junior members of staff within the Transport Planning Team to achieve high levels of performance;
-Ensure that financial outcomes are achieved or exceeded for those projects under the management of the -Principal Transport Planner through sound business and financial management.
-Take a proactive approach to the reporting and mitigation of matters which present a risk to the successful delivery of Transport Planning Projects.
-Be proficient in a wide range of IT skills including Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Project).
-Play a lead role on Transport Planning business development activities in the Region and support the -Transport Planning Team Leader and the Design Business Manager in strategic development opportunities.
-Deputise for the Transport Planning Team Leader when required.
-In addition, the post-holder will be expected to undertake other reasonable duties, as required by the business.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of below:
-Have a minimum of 7 years post qualification experience in Transport Planning.
-Maintain excellent working relationships with existing Clients and deliver quality services to maximise opportunities for repeat business.
-Take responsibility for the quality delivery and management of Transport Planning projects.
-Be able to operate at a high level of proficiency and take a technical lead in at least 3 of the following transport planning sub-disciplines; Transport Policy and Strategy, Data collection Analysis, Transport Modelling and Forecasting, Transport Assessment, Development Control, Travel Planning, Transport Economics and Appraisal, Feasibility Studies and Concept Design Development, Commercial and Operational Management of Transport Systems.
-Have experience of successfully developing junior staff members.
Successful business development experience/skills and use this to support the Transport Planning Team leader.
-Hold a full UK driving licence.

Desirable Experience/Skills:
-Experience of direct line management responsibilities including team building, performance management, resource planning, supporting with training and development of staff and improving and staff welfare.
-Successful experience of the Capita method of business through monthly: financial forecasting, invoicing and reporting for the team & programme of projects
-Be qualified to Chartered status ideally TPP, CEng or MRTPI, or if not, make a commitment to become -Chartered or equivalent within 12 months.

To apply for this position please e-mail your most recent CV to