Senior Consultant - Transport Economics - Birmingham, UK

14 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M are looking for a Senior Consultant to join their Transport Economics/Planning team in our Birmingham office to work on projects within economic appraisal, demand forecasting, cost benefit analysis, and operating cost forecasting.

CH2M has a thriving Transport Planning and Advisory business in the West Midlands, with a huge variety in the work that we deliver, with projects covering Rail, Light Rail, Bus schemes, Cycle schemes and Highways.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to make a tangible difference to the community in which they live. In addition we support CH2M's design teams in delivering projects across the UK. We take great pleasure in delighting our customers and as a result of this a significant amount of the work we enjoy an excellent relationships with our clients.

CH2M's thriving Transport Planning & Advisory (TP&A) business provides advice to public and private sector organisations in both the UK and overseas. Within this business, we are looking to recruit a Senior Consultant with proven skills in transport economics and forecasting for advisory work. The right individual for this key leadership role will help to develop our business further, working alongside other team members to deliver projects for key clients - including, Department for Transport, Highways England, Financiers and Transport Operators.

We are looking for candidates with strong numeracy skills; with a drive and passion for the technical delivery of projects, and the management of activities involving one or more of the following: economic appraisal, demand forecasting, cost benefit analysis, and operating cost forecasting.

Reporting to the project manager, the successful candidate will play a key part in our delivery teams, principally in:
- Supporting transport appraisal
- Business case development
- Demand and economic forecasts for transport projects
- Developing strategies and plans
- Provision of analytical support to projects including feasibility studies/transport modelling/transport appraisal; and
- Preparation/contribution to technical reports and notes

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
- Experience in transport planning
- Degree qualified in a relevant subject, such as Economics; Mathematics; Statistics or Business related
- Excellent numerical skills are essential
- Strong analytical skills are essential
- Knowledge of appraisal (WEBTAG) and economic assessment

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- an MSc is desirable

Our Culture: Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers.

The CH2M Foundation is renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner Engineers without Borders', Water for People' and Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.

Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.

Developing People through Challenging Projects. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK, CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.

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