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Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, provides expert consultancy that covers the full project lifecycle. We build strong client relationships by understanding the challenges they face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our Transport Planning practice is home to some 300 people including planners, economists, engineers, communications specialists, modellers and mathematicians. We help identify and develop optimum transport solutions in response to transport challenges that create opportunities for investment and sustainable economic growth shaping the future of transport infrastructure. 

We work across four technical disciplines which cover the full range of transport planning capabilities:

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In Strategy we provide consultancy advice to public sector clients at the early stage of the planning lifecycle; working with clients to shape their objectives, problem solve, identify and shortlist policy, service and infrastructure interventions.

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Transport Modelling

Our Transport modellers undertake detail assessment for the future transport systems at both strategic and micro simulation scales to inform decision making regarding new transport schemes.

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Economics & Business Case

We provide Economics and Business Case expertise covering all areas of economic analysis, wider appraisal and development of business cases for transport investment, delivery and operation.

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Our Cities discipline covers development planning, the assessment of public realm, space planning and sustainable access strategies, making use of innovative technologies such as the Atkins virtual street design tool. 


The Bristol Transport Planning is home to 30 colleagues who come from a range of diverse backgrounds and span all career stages. We have a strong presence on regional projects under Local Authority Frameworks, such as the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire Frameworks, as well as on nationally-significant transport schemes across a number of disciplines. This variety allows us to work on schemes under our areas of interest/expertise, whilst also getting the chance to challenge ourselves both professionally and personally.

Bristol Transport Planning are a team that champion career development and progression, and flexible working, with many of us working hours that suit our lifestyles. Our modern, showcase office (The Hub) has a range of facilities, including; free bus services for employees, secure cycling facilities, parking spaces, a coffee shop and a canteen. The Hub is also based in an readily accessible location for not only the south west, but Wales, the Midlands, and beyond.

Three words that sum-up the Bristol Transport Planning Team are: welcoming, innovative, and dedicated - take a look at some of our career stories to learn more about us and what we do…

Shape tHE Future of Transportation

Joining our transport planning team will give you fantastic opportunities to work on all kinds of exciting and cutting edge projects with the best people in the industry. We are growing both in our existing offices and in new locations, and are looking for talented transport planning professionals to join us. We want people who will push boundaries of how we work and bring technical expertise to help us shape the future of transport infrastructure.

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