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Location: England
Position: Engineering
Salary: £23,500 per annum
Date Posted: 14 May 2019
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Role Title: Graduate Consultant : Transport planning and Highways & Traffic Engineering Design Services

Positions Available: Not confirmed 

Duration: Permanent
 
Location: Slough

Salary: £23,500 pa

Start date: June/July 2019

Deadline: Shortlisting asap 

Interview Day: provisional selection day for shortlisted candidates 19th June 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a recent graduate to join a graduate programme for a leading consultancy that delivers transport planning and highways & traffic engineering design services. Please read the information below and apply with your CV today!

The Company

This role will provide you with the opportunity to deliver projects from inception to construction. There are many stages in-between and many specialisms required to develop a project; from writing policies and strategies, to collection and analysis of baseline data, production of design options, complex computer modelling, detailed design, specification of materials, construction phasing etc. There is a long list of tasks required to move a project from “I think we need to improve this” to a finished product

This is in an exciting period as they have ambitious growth plans and are looking to expand the scope of services that they deliver. They have also secured a number of long-term contracts that provide the foundation for their growth plans. They need people to help them to achieve their growth targets and are keen to employ gifted and enthusiastic graduates at the beginning of their careers, who will benefit from the guidance and mentorship of experienced engineers and planners.

They will consider applicants from a wide range of disciplines and academic backgrounds for a wide range of roles, including (but not limited to) civil engineers, transport planners, urban and landscape designers, regeneration specialists, traffic engineers, AutoCAD specialists, traffic order makers, traffic modellers and development planners.

Specific experience in one or more of these areas is not a pre-requisite; they can provide the training and guidance needed for candidates with the right academic background and aptitude.

The Purpose of the Role

Will include but will not be limited to:

  • To assist in the delivery of a range of projects relating to one or more service offers including transportation planning, traffic engineering, highway design, public realm design, parking management or urban regeneration;
  • To work for and across service areas undertaking site surveys, analysing complex data, managing project tasks and preparing technical designs relating to the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects;
  • To act as team member for projects, delivering high-quality outputs to an agreed timescale and programme;
  • To actively pursue on the job and formal training opportunities that complement business needs and personal development plans;
  • To monitor personal and project workload and maintain high levels of utilisation.

Accountabilities

  • Managing own time input to meet budgets;
  • Provide technical input to projects and deliver high-quality outputs;
  • Work closely with team members and other staff;
  • Adhere to Quality Assurance systems and procedures;
  • Manage health and safety of self in course of duties;
  • Respond to customer requests (internal and external) and ensure that their needs are met; and
  • Be flexible - carry out any duties as and when required to assist in all company operations.

Professional Development

This company will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including affiliation with a relevant professional institution. They have contacts with the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and Institution of Civil Engineers and have team members at all stages of professional development that can help you to achieve your goals.

They will provide you with the following opportunities and development support:

  • Financial and development support towards your relevant professional qualification;
  • A mentor who will support you as you work towards your professional qualification;
  • Expert colleagues with vast experience, knowledge, and networks to ensure you get the experience you require to develop to your full potential and gain your professional qualification at the earliest opportunity;
  • Progress reviews to identify training needs or particular work experience requirements;
  • Structured internal and external training to develop your technical knowledge and enable continuous professional development;
  • Opportunities to work on live client projects from your very first day in your role; and
  • On-the-job training to help develop your technical skills.

Graduate Rotation

They want to develop rounded individuals that understand all aspects of their business. They know that the best training that you can receive is “on the job”, i.e. working on exciting projects and delivering outputs for clients. They therefore operate a graduate rotation scheme, whereby new graduates provide support to projects across the range of specialisms. Depending on project wins and support needs you could therefore be involved in designing urban realm schemes, undertaking traffic studies, preparing detailed highway designs, consulting with the public over major scheme proposals, or helping to develop parking solutions. You will therefore be provided with experience in many areas of the business so that together we can determine where your skills and interests best fit with your career aspirations.

You are the main driver behind your development. They will provide you with the experience, development tools and guidance to achieve your goals but it is up to you individually to proactively manage your development.

The Candidate

Should be:

  • Analytical;
  • Self motivated;
  • Team worker;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Excellent written skills;
  • Excellent numeracy skills;
  • Customer service skills;
  • Sound computer literacy (knowledge of using spreadsheets, Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Outlook); and
  • Have an interest in transport and regeneration issues.

Qualifications

  • Any degree with a technical bias would be considered but preference will be given to degrees in Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Geography, Maths, Physics, Landscape Architecture,  Master Planning etc.; and
  • Willingness to work towards membership of a professional institution.

Knowledge – one or more of the following is desirable:

  • Knowledge of landscape design or urban realm design principles;
  • Understanding of needs and requirements of urban regeneration;
  • Understanding of transport related issues;
  • Understanding of highways engineering ;
  • Understanding of traffic and transportation design principles;
  • Understanding of traffic and highway legislation ;
  • Experience using AutoCAD or GIS systems;
  • Experience using specialist modelling software (academic or otherwise).

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