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 Professional Membership

Please use the form below to send us your CV and covering letter, alternatively you can email your application to 

Apply online

Drag and drop CV here