Optima Highways are recruiting at Transport Planner and Senior Transport Planner level to join its development planning team at their centrally located Leeds office.

Both roles will include the day-to-day technical input into a variety of projects. This will involve the preparation of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans including trip generation, distribution and assignment, junction capacity assessments, highway design including use of CAD, accident data analysis, public transport and site accessibility assessments. 

This wide range of projects provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop your skills and progress your career. Optima also advocates personal development and responsibility and you will be encouraged to take ownership of projects at an early stage. As such you will be expected to work effectively both as part of a team and individually. Excellent written and spoken communication skills are essential.
It is preferable for your degree to be in Civil Engineering/Transport Planning or equivalent. Preferred competencies include:

  • Highway junction design and use of AutoCAD software;
  • Junction analysis and use of ARCADY, PICADY, TRANSYT and LINSIG software;
  • Transport Assessment and Travel Plan preparation;
  • Trip generation, distribution, growth calculation;
  • Understanding of the planning process;
  • Use of GIS (ArcMap) and accessibility mapping; and
  • Use of Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.

Please contact Phil Owen or Martin Whittaker for further details or send your CV with a covering email to:

Philip Owen - 07834 525 520 philip.owen@optimahighways.com
Martin Whittaker - 07889 054 042 martin.whittaker@optimahighways.com

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