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Job Ref:  140661BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hertfordshire
City:  St Albans
Post Code:  AL1
30/09/2016 11:47

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
We are looking to recruit a Senior Consultant within our Transport Planning Business and in our Urban Space team. This can be based in any of our offices in the South East including but not limited to; Croydon or St Albans.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of projects for a wide variety of clients. Within AECOM there is a real opportunity for personal growth and to progress your career as you develop professionally. You will work within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted. AECOM has a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams and a global reach and diversified market penetration, through which it is associated with some very prestigious projects of global acclaim, such as-London 2012, Glasgow 2014, Rio 2016, Qatar 2022, HS-2 etc.

Our Transport Planning teams plan and evaluate future transport schemes, forecast demand and revenue, develop business cases, undertake economic appraisal and market analysis, as well as look at the relationships between spatial planning and transport. We undertake transport modelling at a national and regional level right down to detailed micro-simulation where individual roads, public transport systems and crowd movements are analysed.

Our clients include national and local transport authorities such as the UK Department of Transport and Transport for London, major sporting organisations such as the London Olympic Delivery Authority, private developers of land and transport facilities as well as overseas institutions such as the European Commission. We develop and use some of the most sophisticated transport modelling techniques, applying a range of specialist software.

Job Responsibilities
The Urban Space team is expanding to meet the demands of our wide portfolio of clients - from both within the UK and overseas. This role has been created to meet existing demand and is intended to grow over time, offering unlimited career progression potential for the right person.
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in transport planning across several areas, including strong micro-simulation modelling experience
  • The candidate is expected to have good knowledge on junction modelling, and should have hand on experience on using the relevant software packages
  • The successful applicant will also be familiar with TfL's VMAP / TMAP processes, and will have in-depth knowledge of traffic signals coding and the optimisation processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic modelling technique and use of relevant strategic modelling software is desirable
  • We are seeking someone able to manage junior technical staff, undertake project management tasks and communicate clearly with other disciplines and clients on a regular basis

Minimum Requirements
  • Demonstrates to have developed a sound appreciation of micro-simulation modelling with good knowledge of wider transport planning
  • Demonstrates confidence and capability to supervise junior staff
  • Has past experience of managing larger tasks or small / medium size projects
  • Demonstrates knowledge of project budgetary issues and capable of delivering work to time and budget
  • Possesses good communication skills
  • Capable of setting out client reports and good report writing skills
  • Able to manage client contact and liaison
  • Has good appreciation of project risk issues and applies these to day-to-day tasks

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree/Masters qualification in an analytical subject (e.g. geography, mathematics, economics, engineering)
  • Membership of a relevant professional chartered institute or near to achieving accreditation
  • Experience in transport modelling and forecasting of highway and/or public transport demand and supply
  • Experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals to current DfT standards, as well as TfL's VMAP and TMAP processes
  • Essential Experience in a number of relevant transport planning and software packages e.g. VISSIM, Paramics, Aimsun, Transyt, Linsig, etc., Additional understanding and knowledge of strategic modelling and appraisal software such as SATURN, CUBE, EMME, TRIPS, TRICS, TUBA etc. will be desirable

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.
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