mode is looking to hire the best people with experience working on development related transport planning projects across all sectors of the construction and property industry; importantly, the people we are looking for in Birmingham will have a desire to find solutions to our client’s transport and highways problems.

We are looking for exceptional people at Senior Transport Planner grade who want to get involved in delivering projects and be a key member of our growing team. Our overall approach is for everyone in the business to work closely together to share their ideas, knowledge and views in order to ensure we achieve a successful outcome for our clients. This means you will have a varied work stream and we will also provide you with the experience required for you to progress with your career, in line with any professional accreditation’s such as CEng, TPP etc.

the candidate

  • Formal education in either Transport Engineering, Geography or Transport Planning;
  • Experience in the field of development focused transport planning;
  • A member (or seeking to be) of a professional membership, such as CIHT or ICE;
  • Excellent communication skills with a high standard of work ethic; and
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and ability to work proactively and use initiative.

If you want to go home at the end of the day feeling like you have achieved and delivered something, then we are company to work for.

We will consider people based on their experience, but as a guide the successful candidate will have some or all of the following:

the position

  • Good knowledge of transport planning and highways to support developments projects;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Preparation of Transport Notes, Statements and Assessments, Travel Plans, Site Access Appraisals using Microsoft Office programmes (Word and Excel);
  • Travel Plan Coordinator experience;
  • An understanding of relevant local and national policy and guidance;
  • Junction capacity modelling using the Junctions software (ARCADY and PICADY);
  • Traffic signal design using LinSig;
  • Preliminary design of access, junction improvements and highway schemes using AutoCAD;
  • Swept Path Analysis using AutoTrack;
  • Preparation of high quality graphics using GIS packages and/ or Corel Draw;
  • Ensure technical quality of all project work meets our internal quality management requirements (ISO 9001) as well as our clients’ expectations and deadlines;
  • Exposure to Project Management and client communication;
  • Mentoring and supervision of junior staff;
  • Prepare client briefs and fee proposals for submission, as well as contributing to company wide bids and frameworks; and
  • Contribute to working towards our business targets in accordance with our Goldman Sachs supported business plan.

mode is a sociable company and we ensure that staff across all of our offices know each other; this includes at least two social company get togethers per year.

Our Birmingham office is on the edge of Birmingham’s Business District and the City’s Jewellery Quarter; it is a relaxed and friendly environment in a modern office. The amenities in the building include a break out areas, coffee lounge and roof top garden; the local area has good access to both major rail stations, the metro, high frequency bus routes, fashionable bars and restaurants.

the package

    • Competitive salary (graded by experience);
    • 25 days annual leave (increased by seniority);
    • Apple MacBook for work;
    • Flexible working arrangements;
    • Health cash plan;
    • Two tiered pension;
    • Life insurance cover;
    • Death in service cover;
    • Cycle Hire scheme;
    • Discretionary Travel Loans; and
    • End of year Bonus scheme.

If you are ambitious and looking for your next challenge please apply to:

mode has an exclusive agreement with our chosen recruitment partner, who act on mode’s behalf. Any speculative candidate/CV submission will not be accepted but may be acted upon directly by mode or its recruitment partner. No fees will be paid in line with a speculative submission or to any recruitment agency that mode do not have existing and agreed terms of business.