AECOM Transport Planning Consultant - Rail Planning in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

AECOM's London office is currently seeking a full time Transport Planning Consultant to sit within our South East Rail Planning Team. This role is a full time permanent role to be located in Aldgate, London. We value a healthy work life balance, as such we have the option of flexible working hours. London Aldgate is one of our central hubs for our global consultancy services, and is on the Hammersmith & City Line near Aldgate East Station. We work closely with our colleagues in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, as well as other offices. This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of projects for a wide variety of clients, including Transport for London, Department for Transport, Network Rail, train operators and franchise bidders.

AECOM is a worldwide provider of technical consultancy services with over 100,000 staff, operating in a number of market sectors. AECOM has been recognised as the world’s largest Transportation consultancy. The company covers all transport modes and works throughout the lifecycle of projects from policy and strategy, through planning and implementation to operations and maintenance.

As a Transport Planning Consultant you will assist in the growth and development of the AECOM Transportation Team involving a combination of project work and business development. The candidate would be expected to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working on rail planning projects for the public and private sector. This work will include planning and evaluation of future public transport strategies and schemes, encompassing market analysis, strategic modelling, demand and revenue forecasting, economic appraisal and business case development, leading to the development of rail scheme business cases. Typically this work will involve working with clients both within and outside the rail industry, ranging from involvement in franchise bidding through to supporting third party rail scheme promoters.

Clearly a wide knowledge of the rail industry would therefore be beneficial as our portfolio of work ranges from demand forecasting, to rail strategy development, scheme appraisal, market analysis, business impact and operational assessment.

Your responsibilities as a Rail Transport Planning Consultant will include:

  • Delivering high quality technical tasks independently and under supervision from more senior staff;

  • Working with and supervising more junior staff;

  • Developing Technical and Financial Proposals on new projects;

  • Assisting with business development activities;

  • Undertake project management, including cost control and client liaison;

  • Interact and co-ordinate with other business lines; and

  • Contributing to technical client reports and presentations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Good technical writing capability;

  • Experience of working with and presenting to clients;

  • University Degree in relevant subject

  • Capability to set out specific tasks and self-motivation and capability to undertake specific tasks with minimum supervision;

  • The ability to manage larger tasks or small/medium sized projects;

  • Capability to set out and produce quality client reports;

  • Proven experience in a number of areas within transport planning; and

  • Knowledge of project budgetary issues and the capability to deliver work to time and budget.

  • Specific Skills Required:

  • Candidates will need an understanding of the principles of public transport planning, including:

  • Familiarity with WebTAG and the Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook;

  • Experience in transport modelling using EMME/CUBE software, demand forecasting using MOIRA and the use of LENNON data would be advantageous but not essential;

  • Knowledge of the UK public transport industry;

  • Excellent spreadsheet skills; and

  • Wider public transport knowledge (e.g. operations, rolling stock, performance) would be useful but not essential.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution.

  • A master’s degree or PhD in Transport Planning or related subject/social based discipline is desirable but not essential

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 194380BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.