Senior Transport Planner


  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: 288942

Senior Transport Planner

You will be working within a highly skilled transport planning team. The team is currently busy with a number of transport planning commissions, including macro and micro simulation modelling, scheme business case appraisal, active travel and transport planning work for a variety of clients, including local authorities, private developers and other public-sector clients.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will play a key role in continuing the growth and development of an already successful team.


This role will be based in our office in Glasgow but will be a part of a wider team based across the North East, Cumbria and Scotland. However, travelling may be required to other Capita offices, Client offices and sites.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Principal Transport Modellers to deliver Paramics, Saturn and Vissim models.
  • Assisting the Principal Modellers / Planners in delivering major transport scheme business cases.
  • Preparation of Transport Assessments and Statements
  • Preliminary Design and Route Appraisal of Cycle schemes
  • Assisting in the delivery of a variety of other transport studies
  • Preparation and contribution to technical papers and client reports
  • Contributing to our process of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing relating to transport planning across our national transport planning business
  • Working to a high technical standard


The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Have a Masters' Degree (or equivalent) in a numerate or transport discipline
  • Be a chartered profession or be working toward Chartership being already a minimum of IEng or equivalent.
  • Have experience in one or more of the following traffic modelling packages - Saturn, Paramics, Vissim, Transyt and Junctions 9
  • Have experience working with scheme assessment programs such as Tuba and Cobalt
  • Have experience in the preliminary design and route appraisal of cycle schemes
  • Have working knowledge or experience of working with Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG)
  • Have strong analytical skills
  • Have knowledge of producing Transport Assessments, Statements and Travel Plans
  • Possess basic CAD skills
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have excellent working knowledge of MS Office tools, MS Excel and MS Project in particular
  • Interpret instructions and compile information in the required format
  • Be accurate, pay attention to detail and deliver to agreed timescales
  • Be a hard-working self-starter with initiative
  • Be able to work well in a team environment and develop relationships with internal colleagues
  • Required to develop their transport modelling skills and also demonstrate a commitment towards professional development and gaining accreditation with an appropriate professional body
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Clients and deliver quality services to maximise opportunities for repeat business
  • Communicate effectively with people effectively in a friendly courteous manner and through good presentation skills
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

Expected Behaviours

As part of our partnership objectives in line with our values, we ask all our staff to:

  • Lead by example
  • Encourage, nurture and mentor junior members of staff
  • Be honest and open
  • Demonstrate respect for colleagues and strong teamwork
  • Demonstrate a sense of pride in a job well done
  • Focus on solutions rather than problems

Remuneration Package (To be negotiated with the successful candidate dependent on level of experience and qualifications)

  • Salary Range: Circa £34k-£38k
  • 37.5 hours a week
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their career within Capita including support for obtaining relevant professional qualifications.
  • Access to a range of Capita Group benefits

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