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Principal Consultant - Transport Modelling

Country/Region:  IE
Field:  Consulting

Dublin, IE

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any



The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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SYSTRA’s Dublin Office are currently seeking to recruit a Principal Consultant for its Modelling and Appraisal team. This role has been created to meet existing projects and an exciting pipline of future demands. It offers significant career progression potential for the right person. Our modelling and appraisal team provide a wide range of services including; planning and evaluating future transport schemes, forecasting demand and revenue, developing and evaluating transport policy, providing advisory services to various governmental agencies, developing business cases and undertaking economic appraisals.  

Main Duties:


  • Transport Policy and Planning including modelling and economic appraisal;
  • Developing Strategic Transport Plans;
  • Planning and Design of Traffic and Demand Management Schemes;
  • Act as project manager including liaising with clients and other design teams;
  • Be responsible for the delivery of project solutions;
  • Transportation analysis and the preparation of reports;
  • Prepare fee proposals and manage budgets for individual projects
  • Analysing travel demand and supply datasets
  • Development Management
  • Transport assessments and travel plans for property developments
  • Access studies, traffic modelling, parking studies, preliminary highway design
  • Interpretation of analysis
  • Manages schedules, scope development, procedures and controls for assigned projects
  • Transport planning including modelling and economic appraisal
  • Building up a team, day-to-day management of a team of support staff, client liaison and business development
  • Support business development in the areas of transportation planning/engineering
  • Mentor staff


Experience required:


  • Undergraduate degree in a subject involving numeracy, research, engineering and / or analysis
  • Masters degree in transport planning or engineering would be an advantage
  • Understanding of model development and application theory
  • Experience in range of appraisal scales from small to large, internationally
  • Focus on team leading
  • Experienced in project management
  • Strategic Transport Modelling (using SATURN, VISSUM, CUBE, etc.);
  • Micro-simulation modelling (Vissim and/ or Paramics);
  • Transportation Assessments;
  • Project Management; and
  • Report Writing and delivering presentations.
  • Strategic, practical and creative thinker
  • Proven strong analytic and technical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential to the role
  • Excellent project management, presentation, facilitation and writing skill


Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. CEng, TPP) would be desirable

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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