Paul Basham Associates is a fast-growing, and award-winning Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transport Planning consultancy. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Principal Transport Planner to support a wide variety of projects in an expanding team.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Membership of professional organisation
  • At least 7 years Transport Planning experience
  • Extensive Transport Planning experience, demonstrating practical and theoretical specialist knowledge
  • Experience in managing/training members of staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and delegate tasks
  • Experience of working with computer-based systems including Microsoft programmes
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Role Specific Requirements

  • Write, check and approve technical reports such as Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, Travel Plans and Technical Notes
  • Good understanding or modelling packages and methodologies to calculate trip generation and distributions
  • Support preparation of and approve technical drawings where appropriate
  • Experience in preparing appeal documentation including Statement of Case, Statement of Common Ground and Proof of Evidence
  • Attendance as expert witness at appeal hearings and/or public inquiries
  • Project manage schemes, including budget and time management
  • Client liaison and management
  • Assist with training and mentoring members of staff to support their career development
  • Attend, contribute and lead towards meetings as appropriate
  • Prepare, check and issue fee proposals and tenders
  • Engage in, and identify, Business Development opportunities including networking events
  • Develop and inform Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and team strategies
  • Line management responsibility including holding appraisals


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Appraisal and Salary Review
  • Private Healthcare
  • Chance to develop skills and progress your career
  • A friendly and interactive team on hand to ensure a supportive environment and fast progression 
  • Exposure to some of the nation's most prominent developers, planners and architects
  • Active social and charitable calendar 
  • Auto enrolment onto the company Pension Scheme with an employer's contribution of 5%
  • 24 days annual leave as well as your birthday off
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme for purchasing and selling holiday 
  • Payment of a Professional Membership

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