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About the Role :

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions.

And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

We are looking for a Principal or Senior Engineer to join our North East & Scotland Transport Planning Team to lead, plan and deliver a range of traffic and transportation engineering schemes, including concept, design, consultation and implementation.

Work will cover the full project lifecycle from scheme identification through to implementation and could involve multidiscipline delivery teams and multiple stakeholders using a passionate approach to improving transport networks and providing value to clients.

You will also contribute to developing our team and strengthening work winning opportunities through active management of client relationships.

Set within the context of an expanding regional and national business, the role will empower you to influence our expansion plans and develop in areas of growth potential.

You will need to be flexible with working arrangements and it may be necessary to work from other regional offices and / or client offices as project work requires.

A typical week would include :

  • Delivering transport projects which require specialist knowledge and understanding of traffic engineering and design, as part of flexible teams to suit the requirements of each project.
  • Supporting our team of transport planning and development planning specialists, making best use of combined skills and experience, contributing to overall professional development.
  • Working closely and effectively with colleagues at all levels and across disciplines to maximise the benefit to WSP clients of your detailed understanding of traffic engineering and scheme design, and the complementary technical knowledge within the team.
  • Working as part of our Transport Planning team to assist in the development of new opportunities and solutions based on excellent technical understanding so that WSP remains at the forefront of thinking and respond to the changing challenges of providing sustainable mobility.
  • Providing appropriate input to enable the team to meet a variety of client requirements including submission of funding bids, planning applications including transport assessments, scheme drawings for approval at preliminary or detailed design, environmental appraisals, transport policies and strategies.
  • Providing specialist documentation including design reports and supporting analysis, plans and visualisations and supporting narriatives to underpin our projects.
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have :

  • A degree or equivalent in relevant field. Relevant professional qualification or higher degree and membership of professional bodies is desirable
  • Demonstrable experience of working with, and to, relevant design standards, guidance or regulations in the context of both National and Local Government schemes.
  • Robust contemporary knowledge, experience and expertise in traffic and transport engineering and design
  • Experience of working with and developing modelling analysis to support decision making within a consultancy or project focused context
  • Awareness of and commitment to achieving the highest levels of Health and Safety in designs and all aspects of work is a core requirement
  • Strong Analytical skills with creativity in thinking and problem solving will contribute to effective performance you should be highly numerate and able to draw key issues from documents and drawings
  • Knowledge of relevant design software and able to learn and use a range of specialist software packages and systems
  • An understanding of the wider context in which engineering design operates, from policy and legal as well as technical viewpoints.
  • You will interpret and clarify client requirements so that appropriate solutions are developed, and appropriately explained to clients, colleagues and co professionals.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to produce high quality documentation and reports tailored to requirements, with clear justification of conclusions.
  • This role will include contributing to projects across sectors and geographies (with potential international opportunities should you be interested) for both public and private sector clients, so a dynamic approach to work including the ability to deal with a diverse workload and prioritise tasks and projects accordingly is desirable.

    You will liaise with clients and across teams, actively contributing to the delivery of both technical and commercial excellence, meeting budget, programme and technical standards and meet QA, CDM and HSE requirements.

    What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity / paternity.

    We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us :

    Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower.

    Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

    With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

    OpenOctober 25, 2019

    CloseFebruary 02, 2020

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