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Senior / Principal Consultant - Microsimulation Modelling

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Consulting

London, Birmingham, Manchester, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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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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Due to continued growth within our Modelling and Appraisal teams, and a strong pipeline of exciting and diverse projects, we have opportunities for talented Senior or Principal Microsimulation modellers to join SYSTRA in our UK & Ireland offices including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Dublin. We operate a hybrid working model which allows significant flexibility to balance office presence with working from home. The role will focus on delivering projects that use strategic highway, public transport and/or multi-modal models. With the support of the Modelling and Appraisal, Public Transport and Transport Planning teams, you will play a key role in delivering/managing projects.



  • Development and calibration/validation of transport models
  • Preparing technical reports for clients
  • Preparation of proposal tenders and study methodologies
  • Manage own work and continue to learn new techniques and software packages
  • Act as technical lead on projects or modelling tasks, including overseeing inputs of junior staff
  • Skills transfer to junior team members
  • Attending meetings and communicating with internal and external client
  • Assist with assessing client requirements for modelling and related tasks



  • Degree level qualification or above in a relevant subject (e.g. Transport Planning, Geography, Mathematics, Economics or Engineering)
  • Masters degree in Transport Planning or similar an advantage
  • Achieved or actively working towards post graduate qualification (TPP, CEng etc) would be desirable
  • Substantial post-qualification experience in transport modelling in a consultancy or local authority setting
  • Experience with at least one microsimulation modelling software package (e.g. VISSIM, PARAMICS, AIMSUN)
  • Understanding of development and application of microsimulation transport models
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent report writing skills highly beneficial.
  • Experience managing projects and teams, as well as working independently.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams. Client facing experience highly beneficial.
  • Wider experience of transport planning/highway engineering, project management experience, involvement in work-winning activities including tender preparation, and knowledge of GIS software and computer programming (e.g. VBA, Python) would be desirable.

We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with some opportunities for flexible working and career development.



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

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