Principal Transport Planner

Job Title: Principal Transport Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £42000 - £45000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH25379
Contact Name: Mark Maultby
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Principal Transport Planner

£42000 - £45000


The Role:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Transport Planner to join our client's expanding team in Peterborough. The Principal Transport Planner will manage and produce technical studies within the Transport Planning function. The role demands a proactive approach in a team environment and offers substantial opportunity for career progression within the company.

You are expected to be technically competent in analysing all types of transport projects and be able to manage people and projects. In particular you will be expected to manage project teams and undertake the day to day Client liaison and management on projects. You will identify business opportunities and to communicate these to and discuss these with the Team Leader/ Advisory Group Director as well as assist in realising these. You will contribute towards the technical excellence of the team and can expect considerable experience on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Management and production of technical studies

Management and production of Transport Assessments

Management and production of Travel Plans

Managing other transport projects as these arise and ensuring outputs are delivered on time and within agreed budget

Expert knowledge of junction modelling programs, such as ARCADY, PICADY, LINSIG and TRANSYT, the TRICS database

Developing innovative transport solutions to serve and benefit Clients.

Inspiring junior staff to develop innovative transport solutions to serve and benefit Clients

Proactively contributing to the technical development of the transport function in the UK

Providing technical support and advice within Transport UK in order to:

Develop the technical skills of junior staff; and

Ensure consistency in technical quality from junior staff.

Commercial and technical management of projects ensuring that projects are managed effectively within budgetary constraints

The day-to-day management of the junior members of the transport planning function in the UK

The day-to-day management of other disciplines within the Royal Haskoning DHV group working on projects

Identification of business opportunities

Preparation of fee proposals

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


HNC level (or equivalent level qualification)


Substantial relevant experience in the Transport Planning industry

Good Client management skills

Commercially aware

Coordination and management of project teams

Identification of business opportunities

Writing successful fee proposals

Experience in preparing Transport Assessments/Travel Plans

Proven technical track record and ability

Strong analytical skills

Good communicator (written and verbal)

Good negotiation skills

Good team player to contribute to dynamic group



IEng /CEng / TPP / MICE


We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension scheme, discretionary company bonus, Medical and Dental care, Life Insurance, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy. Our contributory pension scheme has been awarded the Pension Quality Mark, the highest standard of excellence available for UK company pension schemes.