SYSTRA is a forward looking rail engineering and transport planning consultancy delivering high quality, sustainable transport solutions for our clients in the public and private sectors. 

With over 370 employees in our UK consultancy division we offer a wide range of expertise to our clients including:

  • Highway Design and Traffic Engineering
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Development planning
  • Transport Planning
  • Modelling and Appraisal
  • Town Planning and Urban design
  • Social Research 

The last semester of University, an exciting yet unnerving time for any student. As the real world beckons and those last few assignments become somewhat more crucial, Wednesday nights slide down your priority list, replaced by the worries and realities of finding that ‘perfect graduate job’. For me, this was no different, and in February 2016, whilst completing my MSc, I came across SYSTRA’s graduate opportunities. Read more

Jon Williams - Assistant Transport Planner

We are currently recruiting for a number of graduate Transport Planners, Engineers and Researchers.

Successful candidates will join a friendly environment and will perform key technical roles in the delivery of projects whilst enjoying high levels of flexibility and autonomy and the opportunity to gain a range of experience through varied and interesting work.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline (Typically Geography, Civil Engineering, Planning, Economics, Mathematics)
  • Technical ability in engineering, numerical analysis, economics or planning
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present information in an accurate, clear and professional format, and to engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of, and a genuine interest in the work we do, and a strong ethos for close team working and collaboration
  • Competency in Microsoft Office computing packages
  • Report writing skills, including the ability to present technical work and messages to non-technical audiences
  • An MSc in Transport Planning, Mathematics or Engineering would be desirable but not essential

I came to Birmingham in 2010 to study for an MEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. I had previously rarely visited the city and it was only because of a course I had attended at the university while I was at school that I chose to study here. Read more

Mark Lever - Assistant Transport Planner

These are permanent roles with excellent career prospects for enthusiastic and energetic individuals so if you want to feel valued and help us to achieve excellence whilst working in an exciting environment for a company that is committed to hiring and developing talented individuals we are keen to hear from you. SYSTRA believe in rewarding employees for their excellence, accountability, initiative and team spirit. As such we offer a competitive benefits package to recognise the value we place on our employees. Our benefit package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days' annual leave per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discretionary yearly performance bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Reimbursement of up to two professional membership fees
  • Personal & professional development opportunities
  • Tax-free childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme – for confidential advice & guidance
  • Social events
  • Interest-free travel season ticket loans

Working at SYSTRA is giving me the opportunity to learn across a wide variety of transportation projects. I am a fresh Masters graduate with a MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering from Napier University of Edinburgh and during the last three months I have finally had a chance to put my theoretical knowledge into practice. I have been involved in a few projects already, supporting others and delivering different tasks where I have learned how to use new software programs, meet clients and do on site visits. I am very happy to be developing my studies and ideas in such a company like SYSTRA, with years and years of experience in transportation sector and looking forward to grow with it. 

Noema Azcona - Assistant Transport Planner

Our reputation is built on the high calibre of staff we have to provide expert assistance to our clients. Consultancy is a people business and therefore we look to recruit people with a range of skills from a variety of disciplines in order to meet the varied needs of our diverse and interesting projects.

We support and encourage our graduates in a number of ways, through specific training and professional development and involvement in project teams. All graduates are introduced to SYSTRA through our Graduate Development Programme. This provides a thorough induction into the world of consultancy and ensures that graduates quickly learn key consultancy and project management skills. The programme also covers key elements of either transport planning or engineering, depending on individual preference with a number of options focused on preparing you for achieving chartered status.  We have engineering graduates working towards CEng; transport planners looking for the Transport Planning Professional qualification; and others aiming for professional qualifications with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Royal Town Planning Institute. In all cases, graduates are assigned a mentor to help and guide them and ensure they are able to fulfil their objectives and make good progress in a structured way.