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Principal / Associate Transport Planner





Posted: 24/06/2022

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The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Principal to Associate level Transport Planner to join our reputable Reading Transport team. This is a great opportunity to join a busy group with a strong forward workload and an established track record.

Our office is located at Caversham Bridge House, just a short walk from Reading Station. Here, we have a large team of Transport Planners that collaborate with a wide variety of other disciplines to deliver effective solutions to our clients.

Our projects include a wide range of public and private sector schemes that include significant development, infrastructure and regeneration projects from small scale local schemes to larger national frameworks.

On a day-to-day basis, you will work amongst a team of experienced transport professionals and will oversee all aspects of our projects from inception to completion. Your task will be to lead our team, develop client relationships and support the delivery of a wide range of regional and national projects. You will mentor and guide more junior colleagues in the effective delivery of high-quality Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, transport modelling and Environmental Assessments, with opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects, from site identification/screening through to delivery, including site promotion for Local Plans, planning applications, as well as, area wide studies, strategies, plans, option development and appraisal and business cases.

Important to your success will be your contribution to business planning for the local team and region, working with Directors and senior colleagues to identify the future direction that the team should be pursuing. You will identify and execute plans to diversify the client base, win new work and ensure that the practice is at the forefront of consultants in the area.

Your role will be varied and challenging, and there will be opportunities for you to develop and progress your own career. To support your work life balance, we can offer the flexibility of a balance between home and office working.

At Stantec, a multi-disciplinary international consultancy, there is opportunity to work with and across a range of technical disciplines, and to work with global transport planners to gain from wider knowledge and experience into your projects. There is a wealth of knowledge on autonomous vehicle deployment, mobility hubs, mobility as a service, climate change, decarbonisation, behaviour change, social value etc. thought leadership, and investment in learning and development that will help you to deliver the best advice to clients and progress your career.

About You

You'll be degree qualified in Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Geography or similar, and ideally you will be Chartered (or en route to Chartership) You will have demonstrable experience in leading a successful team in delivering transport planning solutions. You will have a strong client facing ethos, a can-do attitude and the ability to present complex projects and concepts to fellow professionals, and internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

You will have experience of mentoring junior staff and managing projects (budget control, fee letters, invoicing etc.). You will have good knowledge of the local market and experience in developing and securing new business opportunities.

You will have a sound technical background, being able to prepare or review junction assessments using industry standard software such as Junctions 10, LinSig and TRANSYT. An appreciation of strategic and/or microsimulation modelling and how these can be used to support public and private sector clients would be beneficial.

Your experience of working with developer and local authority clients across a range of sectors (such as residential, commercial, infrastructure) will be important.

You’ll have an interest in the future of transport planning, in the context of a digital and low carbon society Your passion for transport and experience of delivering quality solutions to clients is most crucial to your success in this role.

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 25,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team

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