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Job Ref:  140662BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Surrey
City:  Croydon
Post Code:  CR0
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 Principal Consultant within our Transport Planning Business and in our Urban Space team in our Croydon office.

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, as well area wide micro-simulation modelling and should have hands 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
•Project management (delivering major projects in micro-simulation highway modelling to quality standards, on time, and within budget).
•Provide specific technical leadership in micro-simulation modelling.
•Supervision of workload and support to junior project managers.
•Contribute in preparation of Technical and Financial Proposals for new projects
•Undertaking relevant research to open up application of pedestrian flow modelling/analysis tools and techniques on wider aspects

Preferred Qualifications
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
•Proven leadership experience in a number of areas within transport planning and depth of knowledge in specific areas such as transport modelling and signals optimisation.
•Ability in line management and small team management.
•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.
•Ability to manage medium sized projects.
•Ability to produce medium sized competitive proposals.
•Delivery of projects to budget and programme.
•The ability to supervise and manage junior staff and their work.
•Ability to communicate technical and management aspects of work to senior staff.
•Experience of presenting to large audiences.
•Leadership in producing quality client reports to a high technical standard.
•Capability to manage client contact and liaison without supervision.
•Involvement with broader business development activity and raising of the team's and company's profile.
•Good risk identification and management skills.

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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