Associate Rail Planner in North of England, United Kingdom

Associate Rail Planner

Permanent

Full time

Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield

Job Description

As an Associate Rail Planner/Economist, you will support the teams leadership into divisional business activities, developments and business alignments including growing our business across the UK such as developing our client portfolio working with a range of new rail markets, focused on planning and economics for emerging rail services and new rail infrastructure. You will also contribute to Mott MacDonald’s wider portfolio of UK rail and international projects which includes possibilities around other modes such as metro, light rail, and bus. You will support senior staff contributing to successful project delivery as well as mentoring and developing early career professionals in terms of skills transfer, knowledge sharing of best practice, briefing, checking technical work, and adhering to programme plans. Additionally, you will prepare technical reports and other project outputs.

Working in a team environment, your responsibilities will involve the following:

  • Acting as Project Manager or Technical Lead for rail economics and planning for a variety of project types, sizes, and client type, involving responsibility for resourcing, financial management and controls
  • Meeting and liaising with a range of clients, enhancing, and developing our brand and market perceptions in the North West region
  • Identifying new client opportunities and continue growth of the rail planning offer across the North of England
  • Overseeing business development activities such as writing proposals and winning work, for a variety of project types, sizes, and clients.

Candidate Specification

As a Transport/Rail Planner or Economist, you’re an expert in your field around rail economics, planning and demand modelling or forecasting. You have experience in rail economics, rail planning, demand modelling/forecasting, rail operations, leading transport business cases, wider transport economics, transport policy and strategy and have worked in a commercial environment before. You’ve been successful in business development activities and ideally have won new work through writing bids and tenders in a consultancy environment. Additionally, you’re a business focused person and using your previous line management experience, you’re interested in helping the team grow our business offering in the North.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree in a related discipline (or equivalent)
  • Membership with a relevant professional organisation (such as IHT, ILT, TPS or ICE) and ideally a chartered professional or TPP
  • Experience of PDFH, GRIP/PACE, TAG, and other industry standard processes
  • Professional communication skills with both clients and colleagues as well as good report writing abilities.

Ideally, you will have experience working with local authority clients in the North West and/or Wales. Although not essential, holding a post graduate qualification (MSc or equivalent) in transport planning or transport economics would be beneficial. Additionally, any knowledge or experience in MOIRA/GIS would be advantageous.

Job Profile

Rail Planning and Economic Appraisal is a core service offered by Mott MacDonald and is an integral part of Mott MacDonald’s substantial transportation business. Our transport portfolio includes some of the largest, highest profile projects in the UK and beyond including HS2, Manchester Piccadilly station, Bristol Temple Meads and Crossrail as well as smaller scale infrastructure and development planning projects across the North and wider United Kingdom including Tyne and Wear Metro Studies and the appraisal of wider economic impacts on the Cumbrian Coast Line.

We are currently recruiting for an Associate Rail Economics/Planner to join the Surface Transport team based in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, or Sheffield. The role will be integrated within a range of rail planning and transport planning projects and assist in these projects moving forward. Surface Transport is a growing team, and we’re looking to develop Mott MacDonald’s rail planning offer in Northern England, the Midlands, Scotland, and Wales, including support for national and international projects.

Benefits
We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at <email address removed> and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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