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Transport and Planning Technician

Planning how and where transport should go to create the infrastructure for easy journeys and reduced emissions

How this role makes a difference

People, products, and services are constantly on the move and depend on public transport, roads, and infrastructure to get them to where they need to go. The challenge of climate change means there’s a big emphasis on creating efficient, low emission transport.

Detailed planning is required before any investment is made in new or improved transport systems. You could be the technician who plans how and where new things should go and makes our transport, infrastructure and lives much greener.

The kind of work you’ll do

  • Data collection, analysis and evaluation
  • Identifying risks and hazards impacting on plans
  • Producing written reports and delivering presentations
  • Finding ways to improve safety, security, inclusion, and sustainability across different transport systems
  • Contributing to the modelling of transport and traffic systems
  • Supporting development of policies, plans and projects
  • Engaging with the local community on planning proposals
Useful skills
Critical thinking
Useful skills
Communicating complex ideas
Useful skills
Logical thinking
Useful skills

What you can bring to the role

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Future career opportunities

This role will give you opportunities to work in lots of different environments – in local and central government departments, within an architecture, construction or project management consultancy, or in a university or research organisation.

The scale and complexity of projects you work on will increase over time and you may decide to specialise in a particular form of transport or infrastructure.

How to get into this role

There’s no perfect career path or ideal way into your dream job.

But if you’re interested in education and training options that could be relevant to this role, you might want to consider:  

Schools and colleges each have their own career guidance plan and can provide detailed information, advice, and guidance on options and next steps.

A little more about the role

Exciting features...

In this role you’ll use data analysis and digital technologies to model and forecast levels of travel, the demand for different kinds of transport and to influence behaviours. You’ll liaise with colleagues involved in land planning, environmental assessment, engineering and construction to determine which plans are most feasible.

Other job titles...

This role can also be known by some other job titles including:

Assistant Planner
Assistant Technician
Assistant Transport Planner
Transport Planning Assistant
Transport Planning Technician

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