The Company

The Client, a Global multi-disciplinary Transport Planning Consultancy, is looking for a Principal Transport Planner to join the team based in Birmingham. The Client has worked in over 45 countries across six continents, improving the movement around the world. The client works across varying sectors such as development planning, influencing behaviour, policy and strategy, and public transport.

The successful candidate has the amazing opportunity to be a part of a successful company and work on extensive range of projects.

The position of a Principal Transport Planner:

As a Principal Transport Planner, key responsibilities include site appraisals, transport assessments, client relationship management, pursuing business development, supporting negotiations, and attending Highway Authority meetings. You should be capable of managing projects as well as mentoring the junior members of the team.

What is on Offer for the Principal Transport Planner Position:

  • Opportunities for personal and professional development through training and mentorship programs
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits package
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Stakeholder pension scheme, profit share scheme, and tax-efficient Smart Benefits
  • Life insurance, private medical insurance, and health screening
  • Interest-free season ticket loans and enhanced maternity/paternity provisions
  • Regular social, sporting, and charitable activities
  • Employee forums for idea-sharing and collaboration
  • Contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive impact on communities.

Key Responsibilities as a Principal Transport Planner:

  • Conduct site access appraisals and transport assessments
  • Develop concept designs for highway schemes and junction improvements
  • Mentor junior team members and foster their professional development
  • Cultivate client relationships and contribute to business development efforts
  • Prepare fee proposals and assist in securing new opportunities
  • Monitor project resourcing and financial performance

Essential Requirements for the Principal Transport Planner:

  • Proven experience in a Transport Planning consultancy
  • Strong knowledge of transport planning policy, principles, and standards.
  • Relevant postgraduate experience and ideally pursuing Chartered status
  • Familiarity with local and national transport policy and guidance
  • Experience building, running, and understanding the outputs of Junctions 10 and LinSig software


Application Instructions:

The hiring manager is looking to meet with a Principal Transport Planning candidates ASAP, so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Tamzin Warren-Vimpany on 01792 957385 or at We have many more vacancies available on our website at

This is a permanent role.

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