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Public Transport Principal Consultant

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Consulting

London, Leeds, Manchester, Bir, 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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We currently have immediate opportunities to join our Public Transport team in the Consultancy business, at Principal Consultant and Associate level. We offer flexibility to work from home, focussing on demanding and innovative projects delivering to our strategic client base, and are open to basing successful candidates at any of our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds. The primary role is to support the safe delivery of work packages and projects, and proposal development. 


Responsibilities will include:


  • Assisting with the technical delivery of rail advisory and transport modelling projects
  • Project management
  • Proposal management
  • Skill transfer to team members
  • Client liaison and management
  • Support business development initiatives
  • Identifying and effectively communicating client/project objectives
  • Model quality assurance for investment/transaction decisions
  • Preparation and delivery of technical reports and presentations


Experience Required:


  • Degree in a numerate subject (Transport Planning, Maths, Science etc.) or Master in Transport Planning
  • Significant experience in Transport modelling with broader transport planning skills using software such as CUBE, SATURN, EMME and/or VISUM, or spreadsheet based models for rail passenger demand/revenue using the PDFH framework
  • Author & reviewer of Transport Modelling reports
  • Data Analysis and Problem-Solving skills
  • Experience of the development and application of transport models
  • Spreadsheet Modelling (following Modelling Best Practice Guidelines)
  • Analysing and reporting model results
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of government transport policy and guidelines
  • Proposal Writing and contribution to work winning
  • Working for private and public-sector clients
  • Quality Assurance
  • Awareness of industry standard processes and databases (LENNON, NRPS, NTS, etc.)


Desirable skills:

  • Operating Cost Modelling
  • Performance Modelling

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

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