Senior Transport Modeller
Bristol , GB
1m ago

About the Role :

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions.

And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

An experienced Senior Transport Modeller is required to join an established and highly experienced transport team in Bristol.

The local transport team offers clients a wide range of multi-disciplinary services including transport modelling (as well as development planning work involving site appraisals, transport assessments, master planning, public transport studies and public consultation), and is complemented by our other offices nationally, including modelling teams in Basingstoke and Exeter.

The candidate will work on a wide range of transport modelling projects, including models to support business cases developed with the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG) framework.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with modellers locally and across WSP’s offices on modelling, data analysis, and transport planning projects, with potential for international work also.

The role would be expected to include management of projects and staff, with considerable client exposure.

The role presents an excellent opportunity to progress your career and work within a successful team of transport modelling professionals, with established transport models, complemented by a wide range of regionally, nationally and internationally based transport planning and modelling projects.

A typical week would include :

  • Being task leader on modelling projects; expected to lead small in-house project teams
  • Assisting with scoping of client requirements for modelling, and specification of related model tasks
  • Transport model development. Tasks may include but not limited to model building, calibration / validation, model testing and auditing, checking and analysis of model outputs
  • Skills transfer to junior team members
  • Delivery to timescales, budget and technical quality
  • Preparation of technical reports and proposals for clients
  • Attendance at internal and client team meetings
  • Direct reporting to external and internal clients
  • Contribute to our process of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing relating to transport modelling across our national transport planning business
  • To work to a high technical standard.
  • All employees shall familiarise themselves with our health and safety arrangements and guidance relevant to themselves and their activities and shall meet any specific duties for their role as detailed within GNHS020 Competencies, Roles and Responsibilities.
  • This document is available to all employees through our company intranet and is accessible from your first day with the company

    We'd love to hear from you if you have :

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a numerate or transport discipline
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • In-depth experience in developing transport models from first principles including forecasting
  • Ability to independently devise study methodology
  • Proven ability to build, calibrate and validate transport models with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of transport policy and appraisal issues and techniques
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in one of the following strategic modelling packages : SATURN, VISUM
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in one of the following microsimulation modelling packages VISSIM, Paramics
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office tools, particularly MS Excel
  • Some experience in VBA programming or similar and experience of programming bespoke analysis tools
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Desirable Skills

  • Transport related MSc
  • A good working knowledge of WelTAG and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.
  • Experience in GIS techniques
  • Experience in the application of economic assessment tools (TUBA, COBA, QUADRO)
  • Professional membership of a relevant institution.
  • What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. VIBE (our LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group) and our Gender Balance Group work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity / paternity.

    We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us :

    We value our people and our reputation

    We stand for attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the best professionals in our fields of expertise, because our people are what make us great.

    We put the highest ethical standards at the centre of all we do. We are professional, humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues and embrace diversity.

    We care about individuals and their progress and offer the most fulfilling career development for our professionals. We promote our young recruits because we believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.

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