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AECOM Principal Consultant – Transport Planning - Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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.

Job Description

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity. The way in which we travel is changing rapidly, so modelling transport has become more challenging. Future uncertainties such as the advent of Mobility as a Service, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and the results of transport decarbonisation policy areas require new methods of modelling. Evolving methods for modelling are creating alternative ways of harnessing big data sources and translating this into usable modelling tools.

Are you ambitious and motivated to be a Principal Transport Planner to drive and support the work of the Transport Planning Team? Do you have skills in transport modelling, scheme appraisal or business case development? Do you want to work on high-profile projects across the Midlands and beyond that cover all modes of transport?If the answers to these questions are yes, we can offer you an exciting position in our growing Birmingham office to work on numerous exciting projects:

Examples of our current projects and clients include: Building the Midlands Regional Traffic Model version 2 for National Highways. Traffic Modelling, Appraisal and Business Case development for the City East Gateway scheme for the City of Wolverhampton Council. Tap on Tap off (bus operation) Business Case for West of England Combined Authority. All-Purpose Trunk Road Route Optimisation Study for National Highways to address safety and delay on the network.A46 Lincoln and A38 Trerulefoot to Liskeard Junctions PCF Stage 0 Studies for National Highways.Planning and modelling support for the National Highways Spatial Planning Framework as part of their development control responsibilities.Job Responsibilities: As a Principal Transport Planner, you will be an important member of our Transport Planning and Modelling team in Birmingham, working closely with our Associates and Directors within the Transportation business and other disciplines across our offices. You will specify and manage transport planning projects and programmes, act as the face of AECOM with clients, provide advice and support and explore business opportunities. You will lead workstreams within projects with limited supervision, ensuring that best practice techniques are applied consistently.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support and supervise junior employees.

  • Managing transport modelling to inform scheme appraisal and business case development leadership in producing quality client reports to a high technical standard.

  • Providing modelling inputs for the delivery of Business Cases for a range of different transport proposals.

  • Ability to liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders without supervision.

  • Excellent technical and communication skills.

  • Demonstrable experience in bid writing and drafting proposals to meet client needs.



  • An analytical mind and background with a broad understanding of current transportation trends and issues

  • Experience in transport modelling with some experience in SATURN, VISUM or CUBEUnderstanding of the business case process and TAG guidance

  • Data analysis and processing skills

  • Excellent numeracy and communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively individually or as part of a project team


Relevant degree.Membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications for this position from candidates requiring Sponsorship.

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: J10058396

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Planning