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Current Vacancies

Principal Transport Planner – Oxfordshire Office (Didcot)

A suitable candidate will enjoy a varied workload and the challenges provided by our diverse clients.

This is a permanent position within our Transport & Highways team 

An exciting opportunity to join a team that is highly motivated and committed to the delivery of successful projects for our clients. This ethos has resulted in an expanding workload and the requirement for a Principal Transport Planner to help support the Senior Management Team by servicing existing clients’ needs. 

Key skills & experience 


  • Qualified to a minimum of degree level in an appropriate subject
  • A proven ability to lead/manage projects, including their finances
  • An ability to deal with clients and other professionals
  • An ability to professionally represent the company
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Experience in preparing complex Transport Assessments
  • Experience with undertaking and/or interpreting micro-simulation traffic modelling using Paramics or VISSIM or network modelling using SATURN
  • Experience of promoting large scale residential development through the Local Plan process, with associated preparation of relevant evidence base
  • Experience of appearing at and preparing evidence to support Planning Appeals and Public Enquiries as an expert witness
  • An ability to prepare firm and robust rebuttals to statutory consultees through the planning process including negotiating S106 requests to secure positive results for our clients 



  • Chartered in an appropriate subject discipline
  • Experience with highway design and Road Safety Audits
  • An ability to foster client relationships and grow the team / business 


This team undertakes the following activities

  • Provides public and private sector clients with first class transport planning and highway design consultancy services
  • Prepares site appraisals, feasibility studies and provides pre-application advice for a range of commercial, education and residential developments
  • Prepares Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans to accompany planning applications
  • Undertakes traffic modelling and junction capacity assessments
  • Prepares evidence to support strategic site promotion
  • Prepares evidence to support Local Plan Inquiries and Planning Appeals
  • Undertakes highway design work for a wide variety of schemes, including S278, S184 and S38 works
  • Carries out Road Safety Audit and Non-Motorised User Audits – WCHAR Assessments


A Principal in the Transport & Highways Team will ordinarily undertake the following tasks

  • Carry out and / or oversee the preparation of site appraisals, feasibility studies and pre-application advice
  • Prepare and / or oversee the preparation of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans
  • Undertake and / or oversee the preparation of traffic modelling and junction capacity assessments
  • Liaise with clients, project team members and local authorities
  • Prepare fee proposals and invoices and manage job finances on a day to day basis
  • Attend meetings with clients, local authorities and/or other members of the project team
  • Oversee and co-ordinate whole projects and packages of work including managing their finances
  • Enhance and promote the image of Glanville Consultants by their actions


Remuneration and training

  • We offer a competitive salary, a contribution towards a personal pension scheme (up to 5% of salary) and payment of professional membership fees.  The company contributes to regular social events and encourages involvement with our nominated charities.
  • Glanville has a friendly and supportive working environment, including flexible working hours and working arrangements.  We have a strong commitment to training ranging from ‘on the job training’ in new software and design techniques to training programs for Chartered status and external short courses.
  • Glanville’s breadth of skills and experienced staff and long-standing client relationships create an excellent environment for new staff to undertake varied and rewarding tasks and to expand their knowledge and skills while working alongside friendly and motivated colleagues.


Benefits Package

  • Glanville offer a market leading remuneration and benefits package, which includes the below.
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Initial 25 days holiday (3 held for the Christmas period)
  • Additional holiday can be accrued in accordance with the number of years services, up to a total of 28 days
  • The option to bank, buy or sell holiday each year after one years’ service
  • Long service awards including additional days off and cash awards
  • Flexible working including the opportunity to work from home
  • Paid professional membership
  • Study leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Interest free loan for annual travel season ticket
  • Yearly flu vaccine
  • Eye tests paid and contribution towards glasses, if required solely for VDU work
  • Regular CPD seminars held in house (with lunch provided)
  • Regular social events organised and funded by the company throughout the year
  • Free refreshments, including tea, coffee, juices, and fresh fruit
  • Free on-site parking


Glanville is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you would like to apply for this position or have any questions in regard to the vacancy, please contact either

Kelly-Marie Rance HR Assistant via krance@glanvillegroup.com or Sandie Reid HR Manager via sreid@glanvillegroup.com