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Graduate Transport Planner - Manchester (Immediate Start)





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Full time

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Here is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Transport Planner to join our Manchester team. 

Our national Transportation division currently operate out of Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton, Truro & London and they have a wealth of experience and will offer support, development opportunities and expert advice. Working as part of our national division, you will be exposed to a wide variety of project work and practice. 

Please find additional information on our national division at


Your role will include:

As a Transport Planner, you will be providing transport inputs relating to clients’ development proposals and will work towards solutions which are acceptable to all stakeholders. Working as part of a highly motivated team, you will encounter a diverse range of assignments, which will enhance and develop your skills in:

  • Providing planning-stage support for a variety of development schemes
  • Support the preparation of technical assessment documents and reports for planning submissions
  • Support the technical assessments of junction performance using a range of industry-standard traffic modelling software
  • Drafting Travel Plans and sustainability assessments
  • Pedestrian and cycle route design
  • General arrangement design work for new junctions and accesses onto the road network
  • Accompanying senior staff to project meetings and on-site visits
  • Providing support for planning Appeals/Public Inquiries etc
  • Client liaison

The attributes we expect you to bring to the role and company:

  • Strong written, numerical and verbal communication skills and a client-focussed approach to work
  • Enthusiastic and industrious with a willingness to learn new skills
  • Experience of data analysis, interpretation and presentation, in particular using Excel. In short, someone who enjoys and thrives in finding solutions to complex problems.
  • Strong IT skills across a range of software, the ability to pick up new software quickly and a ‘can-do’ attitude to approaching new tasks
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to work as part of a team, but can also immerse themselves into complex individual tasks, where needed
  • Traffic modelling experience (trip generation and distribution methodologies, junction modelling etc); experience of Transport Assessments / Statements and Travel Plans. CAD design skills (particularly in relation to junction or car park design) are beneficial but not essential
  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject (Preferably with an MSc in Transport Planning but other related degree disciplines include Civil Engineering, Geography, Planning and Maths – although this is not an exclusive list)

What's great about Hydrock, now Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of.

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Have a look at some of our Transport specific projects also:

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 


What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock now Stantec. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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