Senior Consultant – Development Transport Planning – St Albans


Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is currently looking to recruit a Senior Transport Planner to join our Development Planning team in St Albans. We are looking to enhance and grow our team with an individual who has a strong technical background and shares our enthusiasm and determination to support our varied workload. We offer a friendly and enjoyable working environment, and the role would suit an enthusiastic Transport Planner who is looking to take the next step in their career.

Our wider Development Planning team spans several offices across the South East and works with private and public sector clients, architects, planners and other development professionals across all sectors throughout the development life cycle, providing services from initial site feasibility and due diligence through to completion. This role, therefore, offers the opportunity to work with colleagues from different offices, as well as teams from various professions, on a diverse and interesting range of projects.

Typically, we undertake transport-related work in support of our clients’ planning application submissions, including documents such as Transport Assessments/ Statements, Travel Plans, Delivery and Servicing Plans, Construction Traffic Management Plans and Preliminary Design work, as well as assisting them in site masterplan development. Our projects cover a full range of land uses, including mixed-use developments, residential, commercial, education and energy schemes.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven background in development-related transport analysis and assessment. We would expect strong communication skills, which we would continue to develop and experience of helping to develop junior staff. We are looking for someone who is seeking opportunities to develop their career further and is enthusiastic about working on a range of projects which support development at various stages of it’s life.

Job responsibilities:

  • Supporting and taking responsibility for the production and delivery of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, Travel Plans, Masterplans and other technical reports/ deliverables to facilitate development;

  • Working with other members of the Development Planning team, clients, architects, planners and other professionals throughout the development life cycle;

  • Mentoring of junior staff and supervising work carried out by junior members of the Development Planning team, ensuring that it is to the appropriate technical standard and is delivered to programme and budget;

  • Supporting the preparation of fee proposals for new projects and working with the Team Leader and Project Managers to ensure projects are delivered to budget and that KPIs are met;

  • Supporting and attending meetings including client meetings and undertaking negotiations with Local Authorities and other regulatory bodies.


  • A strong understanding and working experience of the various aspects of Transport and Development Planning and the effective delivery of project work;

  • Experience of liaising with clients, local authorities and other regulatory bodies and familiarity with the UK planning system;

  • Experience of understanding client briefs and developing fee proposals;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to communicate well with a range of bodies;

  • Good presentation and technical writing skills are required, and a sound working competence in the use of the MS Office suite;

  • Experience in the preparation and ownership of development-related Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and similar;

  • Experience of industry standard junction capacity assessment applications such as Junctions 9/10 and LINSIG. Experience of larger network modelling would be desirable but not essential;

  • Some wider experience in masterplanning and junction design, including application of Manual for Streets / DMRB;

  • Ability to work effectively in an unsupervised environment both individually and as part of a team;

  • Leading and taking responsibility for pieces of work and delegating/ mentoring junior staff in its production;

  • An ability to demonstrate management techniques including project and resource management as well as the mentoring of junior staff.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10077340

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Planning

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