​What is a Transport Planner?

Transportation planners are responsible for developing transportation strategies that encompass the needs of all transport users including pedestrians and cyclists, and which consider environmental, efficiency and safety issues. A Transport Planner can work in both the private or public sector.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Transport Planner?

From employer to employer the job description of a Transport Planner will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Developing solutions to traffic problems such as congestion

  • Assessing impact of recent building developments, such as a new housing estate

  • Designing research methods and survey techniques

  • Modelling traffic flows using mathematical techniques and specialist computer applications

  • Presenting proposed transportation options

  • Keeping up to date on Government transport and planning policy

Skills required to be a successful Transport Planner

To be successful as a Transport Planner, the below skills are important;

  • Teamwork

  • Communication - both written and verbal

  • Analytical

  • IT

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

How can we help with your Transport Planner job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Transport Planners across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Transport Planners and secure the market's leading Transport Planner opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

Interested in looking for a new Transport Planner job?

If you are looking for a new Transport Planner opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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