Senior Transport Planner, Business Case in Atkins at Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Website Atkins

This listing is about Atkins in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Atkins’ UK Transportation (part of the SNC-Lavalin group) business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,750 talented transport and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. Atkins create a culture and environment to inspire their people, ensure collaboration with their clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

Atkins continues to play a lead role in supporting and delivering high profile projects to meet future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements. Atkins are working closely to build strategies and solutions for a Net Zero Carbon future and develop Digital Transformation for maximizing future opportunities. We are also working closely with our clients to adapt to the evolving Covid-19 environment. Consultants from Atkins and their partners in the supply chain, are working with government, local authorities, private developers, and agencies worldwide to develop our future cities and infrastructure.

We are currently recruiting talented individuals to help deliver transport planning projects for our expanding client base. With over 300 specialists in our transport planning business we are able to provide our clients with an extensive range of services including transport policy and strategy planning, traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, travel demand management, scheme design and development planning.

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Transport Economist to work within our Economics and Business Case team in the Manchester, Leeds, Warrington or York office and support the development of business cases and undertaking appraisal for a wide range of transport and non-transport projects.

The successful candidate will be supporting and contributing to shaping and growing a high performing, dynamic team, working seamlessly across our national business. Alongside the personal growth there will be increased opportunity to get closer to and understand key clients in this field.

We support agile working and offer a fantastic environment with fresh, modern offices that buzz with the excitement of people working at the leading edge of our industry. You will join our team of talented individuals with experience in a wide range of areas surrounding business case development and transport economics including technology-based investment cases, application of the relevant guidance and alternative assessment, and research on its evidence base.

The Candidates

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of business case development and economic appraisal for transport investment using a range of different analytical approaches.
  • Experience of using economic analysis tools for the appraisal of transport schemes and some experience in interrogating transport model outputs to support appraisal.
  • Understanding of DFT’s TAG and Green Book methodologies for traditional and wider transport impacts.
  • Able to contribute to the technical capability in emerging trends in the area of Economic and Business Case.
  • Some experience in developing Funding Applications to support and secure investment for local bodies.
  • Able to demonstrate strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to manage medium/large independent projects or workstreams within larger projects.
  • Able to contribute effectively to proposals and bids.
  • Have the ability to present complex analysis to non-specialist audience.
  • Help mentor and supervise junior colleagues.

Successful candidates will have, commensurate with their level of experience –

  • A relevant planning, economics, engineering degree or similar.
  • Excellent communication with strong report writing capability.
  • Ability to work under pressure and proven success in meeting deadlines.
  • Confident team worker with ability to work independently.
  • Experience of working to time and budget constraints.
  • Membership of a relevant professional institute.

Why work for Atkins?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We’re creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You’ll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you’ll be in a privileged position, delivering what’s right for governments and communities. You’ll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting Your Needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees “Total Reward.” It’s a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You’ll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you’re supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let’s talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about ‘Total Reward’.

More About Us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you’ll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed.

Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.


Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Flexible Working

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security Clearance

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Company: Atkins

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Job Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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