Senior Technical Lead - Transport Demand Modelling

R-028865
Epsom
  1. Transportation

Now part of the SNC-Lavalin group, Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport planners and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and Atkins is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements.  Our teams are currently delivering exciting and important policy, strategy, modelling and research projects throughout the transportation sector. We are at the forefront of national and international policy making, supporting key decision makers at al levels; and are also supporting the development of cutting-edge technology in the transport sector.

We have a growth plan to respond to this pipeline of work and are currently recruiting talented individuals to help win and deliver transport planning projects for our expanding client base.  With over 300 specialists in our Transport Planning business we have the flexibility and resources to provide our clients with an extensive range of services including transport policy and strategy planning, traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, travel demand management and development planning.

The Role

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced transport demand modeller to lead our delivery of top level, public sector transport modelling projects for regional and national organisations.  The successful candidate will be able to provide strategic advice to our clients on their modelling requirements and provide oversight and guidance to our modelling teams in the development and application of demand models.

The candidate should have demonstrable experience in at least one major multi-modal transport modelling package, such as CUBE, VISUM and EMME. They should ideally have awareness of a range of packages and must be adaptable to manage and guide work outside of a single package.


The ability to work flexibly to develop, apply and communicate the principles of variable demand modelling is of great importance. Our focus is on achieving real understanding of the drivers of transport demand, and from that creating and applying pragmatic models. Appreciation of the principles of WebTAG compliant variable demand modelling is important, though this should include the ability to balance the benefits of conventional approaches and standards may constrain thinking against the opportunities presented by new methods and data.

We would like to discuss this senior position with prospective candidates who can demonstrate an appropriate level of experience and technical expertise.  We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who can contribute to shaping and growing a high performing, dynamic team, working seamlessly across our national business.

With a network of offices across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland we are flexible where candidates may be based.  We offer a fantastic environment with fresh, modern offices that buzz with the excitement of people working at the leading edge of our industry.  Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress.

The Candidates

Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with strong report writing capability
  • Sound technical competence
  • Ability to work under pressure and proven success in meeting deadlines
  • Confident team worker with ablity to work independently
  • Experience of working to time and budget constraints.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Appropriate academic and professional qualifications - degree qualified in a relevant discipline (such as Transport Planning, Economics etc)
  • Relevant previous experience of working in a Transport Planning Consultancy, in Central Government or a Local Authority
  • Experience of developing client relationships and successful work winning activity
  • Strong track record of managing teams to successfully deliver against business objectives and targets
  • Knowledge and appreciation of current UK transport sector.

It is desirable that candidates will be able to demonstrate technical skills and competencies commensurate with their level of experience in areas such as:

  • Demand modelling;
  • An appreciation WebTAG principles; and
  • Experience in using strategic modelling packages such as SATURN, EMME/2 and VISUM across highway or other modes.

Rewards and Benefits

We started out as Atkins, one of the most respected international design, engineering and project management consultancies in the world. Today we are part of global giant SNC-Lavalin. Work with us and you’ll enjoy all the benefits a multinational company can offer — from great employee benefits, to travel and exposure to impressive world-wide clients and projects.

With a goal to be a truly diverse employer, we promote an inclusive culture for everyone in the SNC-Lavalin Atkins family and have an ongoing commitment to pursuing improvements for all underrepresented groups.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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