Technical Manager - Business Case and Transport Strategy

Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 3 days per week
Company: Sweco
Job type: Permanent
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Society is in your hands, what are you waiting for?

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Technical Manager or Principal Transport Planner to take a leading role in the future of transport strategy, business case development and wider innovation at Sweco. Following recent project wins in the north of England we are looking to grow our Transport Planning team to help our local government clients shape their plans and to secure funding for transport investment. The successful candidate will help deliver a range of these transport planning projects and contribute to business development. This role can be worked flexibly with a minimum of three days per week in the office and the option of adjusted start and finish times.

What does the role involve?

In this role, you'll be working within a team environment. You'll support in the delivery of a wide variety of projects within our Transport Planning team and you’ll be involved in a range of activities from bidding through to client management and project delivery. The individual we are looking for will help to lead and support growth in three core areas:

Business case advisory.
Transport strategy & policy.
Securing new work.
To be successful in this role you’ll be:

Required to work with multi-disciplinary teams across our Transportation and Infrastructure Division in the UK and our teams in Europe. You will be able to demonstrate the following professional experience and personal qualities:

Post-graduate experience in the Transport sector - essential.
A Master’s degree in Transport Planning, or a related subject – desirable but not essential.
Thought leadership – desirable but not essential.
Leading and guiding the development of business case, policy and strategy projects – essential.
Experience working with and leading projects and/or frameworks for local government clients - essential.
Experience leading bids for local government projects and/or frameworks - desirable but not essential.
An understanding of local government pressures and priorities - essential.
Proven ability and interest in the development of innovative transport schemes – desirable but not essential.
Have strong problem-solving skills and are passionate to find a quick, innovative and practical solutions - essential.
Excellent written communication skills and report writing experience - essential.
Ability to communicate and work collaboratively to form strong positive working relationships with colleagues and clients - essential.
Enjoy working in a team environment, sharing knowledge and demonstrate pride in work.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:

Experience of working on transportation projects with local authorities.
Aspirations to help lead and grow Sweco’s ability in the area of transport strategy and business case development.
The drive and ability to build relationships with clients and across Sweco.
If you believe you have the skill set required, are keen to join a business with genuine opportunities for career progression, then please get in touch.

Let’s transform society together at Sweco!

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