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URS is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Transport Planner/Modeller to join our well established Transport Modelling and Assessment team in our centrally located Bedford or London Victoria office.
As Senior Transport Planner/Modeller, you will be a key member of our experienced team currently engaged in developing a variety of national, regional and local models to inform strategy, decision making and design. We currently specify, develop and maintain models supporting a diverse range of requirements within the transport sector, using industry standard tools (LEGION/LINSIG/TRANSYT/VISSIM/SATURN/CUBE/ EMME) and bespoke software (EXCEL/ACCESS/GIS). Our current work includes:
• Highway, demand and public transport models;
• Pedestrian models for train stations and airports;
• Rail demand forecasting models for the Department for Transport;
• Local junction / micro-simulation modelling for airports - UK and overseas and urban design schemes;
• Scheme appraisal and research – UK and overseas.
This individual will also be expected to represent URS at technical meetings, help develop staff within Bedford / London and other key offices, and to assist in the preparation of proposals.
For this role, you will have a relevant BSc/BEng level degree or equivalent in Engineering, Mathematics or similar, as well as possessing a relevant MSc level degree or equivalent in Transport Planning/Engineering or Modelling. The following will also be required:
• Significant and demonstrable experience of Transport Planning/Modelling;
• Ability to help guide / advise a small team;
• Working knowledge of GIS/CAD;
• Excellent research, report writing, and communication skills;
•Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply these through the various stages of research and model development. This includes survey planning, data collection and analysis, network construction, through to the manipulation of transport demand data, running and interpretation of models, and the preparation of technical notes and reports to provide an audit trail and explain outcomes;
• Membership of a relevant professional body such as TPS.
In return you will join a professional, friendly team within a multinational organisation offering competitive salary and benefits.
URS is one of the world's leading engineering and environmental consultants; offering professional planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, as well as construction and programme management services throughout the UK and internationally. We operate in five key markets: government, industrial, infrastructure, power and oil and gas. Our scale, global reach, local knowledge and sector expertise equip us to meet the most complex and challenging assignments.
We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
URS is a Stakeholder member of the Transport Planning Society and support personal development through the TPS’s Professional Development Scheme and the Transport Planning Qualification. EOE