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As a Graduate Transport Planner at WSP you are likely to work with both public and private clients, getting involved with planning applications for development and looking into innovative solutions to transport problems and the impacts that they may have, focussing on the physical constraints and the social behaviours associated with transport.
We also have a Liveable places team who provide engineering design services. Typical projects would include Highways and transport design from concept through to full design.
Our traffic modellers design traffic signals and road safety audits.
All in a day’s work
We asked our graduates what it’s like to do their job. On a day to day basis, the life of a graduate at WSP starts off in the morning with cups of tea or coffee and responding to any urgent client emails.
Beyond that, anything could happen! You could be involved in report writing, modelling or design calculations in 3D software packages. Your day could also involve visiting site and liaising with contractors, discussing options for concept designs with colleagues, responding to client requests for information or meetings with the team about the scope and progress of projects.
Naturally, there is a lot to learn and you are likely to be guided through complex software packages, team briefings and client updates from the start.
What you’ll need
- You’ll be graduating in 2021 or have recently graduated with at least a 2:1 in a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Transport Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography
- You’ll be able to show a keen interest in Transport Planning or Modelling
- You'll be looking to start work in Autumn 2022
- You’ll ideally have less than two years relevant experience
- You’ll be passionate with the curiosity and creativity to solve problems
- You’ll want to stretch and inspire us, speaking up about any new ideas you have
- You’ll want to throw yourself in from day one and put your studies into practice
- You’ll have excellent communication skills
- You’ll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas and collaborating with colleagues
- You’ll have confidence to work under pressure with the ability to prioritise and plan effectively
Please note game-based assessment results for graduate roles at WSP are valid for a period of 12 months. If you have completed an assessment in the past 12 months and were unsuccessful, we are unable to consider your application for this role.