Careers with SYSTRA

Principal Consultant (Development Planning) - Leeds

SYSTRA is a forward-looking rail engineering and transport planning consultancy with offices across UK and Ireland. We deliver high quality, sustainable transport solutions for our clients in the public and private sectors. 

We are looking to strengthen our team in Leeds through the addition of an experienced Principal consultant able take a key role in development planning work.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing development planning projects
  • Dealing directly with private sector clients
  • Reviewing and preparing transport documentation for planning
  • Financial management of projects, including monthly reviews, budgeting and invoicing
  • Line management of junior members of staff including resourcing and undertaking performance reviews

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Honours degree in Civil Engineering, Geography, or equivalent is essential
  • Experience of preparing and reviewing Transport Statements, Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, ES Transport Chapters, Construction Management Plans and Delivery and Servicing Plans

Traffic modelling experience (junctions models covering, Junctions 8/9, LinSig and TRANSY) and Masters in Transport Planning (or equivalent) would be beneficial, but not essential. Chartership of TPP, ICE or similar would be preferred.

Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • A track record of effective delivery
  • A positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Ability to effectively lead a team
  • Ability to develop and sell innovative solutions for clients
  • A proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge
  • High standards of written and oral communication

We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with some opportunities for flexible working and career development.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.