Transport Planners are involved in the design and creation of transport networks, this includes air flight routes, sea shipping routes as well as rail and road. They will plan and advise on new systems and improvements to the existing ones, taking in to consideration issues such as climate change, the economy and the environment.
A degree in logistics and transport, operations, civil engineering, town/urban planning, economics, geography, environmental sciences would be an advantage but degrees in other subjects may be acceptable. You could get started without a degree as a transport planning assistant and then gain the relevant skills through experience and relevant courses to progress to transport planner.
- Good problem solving and analytical abilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Good report writing and presentation skills
- Effective negotiation skills
- Good at project management
- A good overall understanding of transport issues
£22,000 to £25,000