Junior Transport Planner / Data Analyst

  • Arup
  • Cardiff, UK
  • 21/04/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

Description

We are currently hiring for a junior transport planner / data analyst to be based in our Consulting West team with responsibilities in Bristol and Cardiff. Responsibilities will include assistance in the development of insights into the movement and behaviours of people and their various means of travel across transport modes. This will require conducting background research on specific locations, strategies or policies and data collection and analysis, including spatial data analysis / GIS, data processing, coding and visualization.

Our integrated team in Bristol / Cardiff is seeking an entry-level Transportation Planner/Data Analyst. The team undertakes unique projects. We seek a person with the technical expertise, experience and motivation to deliver innovative solutions. Current transportation planning projects include work for the public and private sector relating to multi-modal transportation planning, traffic engineering, demand modelling, transit planning, traffic micro simulation, parking, site planning & development, complete streets, pedestrian & bicycle facilities, and integrated land use/transportation planning.

The transport consulting business works across the cities and transport markets. The candidate should be able to work within Transport Consulting but be able to work across Arup businesses in order to operate flexibly, particularly with the Infrastructure, Highways and Environmental groups. Along with work to support transport modelling studies the appointed candidate will also need to have an interest in producing business cases and undertaking wider economic impact assessments. The candidate should have the ability to understand the complex issues associated with transport planning and design projects. They should be able to work as part of a team and be able to meet deadlines and client requirements.

Skills and Experience:

This role will need someone who is capable of using specialist software packages including spatial analysis tools (e.g. ArcGIS, Conveyal, Remix, Podaris) travel demand modelling tools (e.g. VISUM, Cube, Emme, TransCAD), simulation tools (e.g.VISSIM, MATSim) and traffic analysis tools (e.g. Synchro, Vistro). The ability to use advanced data analytics including data management, scripting, regression and use of open data sources such as OSM and GTFS. Coding experience is also desirable.

Experience in these and others relevant software packages is desirable.

The candidate will need to undertake report writing and documentation of technical analysis using MSWord, Indesign, and Powerpoint.

Required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Planning or Civil Engineering, with a concentration in transportation, or related degree
  • Coursework in transportation planning and/or engineering
  • Relevant intern and/or research experience

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Transportation Planning or Transportation Engineering or related degree
  • Membership in at least one relevant professional organization
  • Experience communicating the results of technical work via graphics and dashboards

The role will support the work of the UKIMEA Digital Transport sub skills group and their integrated approach to tackling the market across the region. This will include the development of Agent Based Models and UMove packages.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an attractive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.
Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.
At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

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