Principal Planner - Transport Modelling

Transport for London

Transport for London

2 Roles as Principal Planner - Transport Modelling
Location: London
Salary: £48,000 to £65,000 depending on experience

Help provide London with strategic and tactical transport modelling

London is a world-class city that’s home to 8.6 million people and visited every year by 19 million more. Keeping it working, moving and growing is a huge challenge, but one that TfL rises to every day. Transport Modelling is key to our success, helps to support our strategic objectives and optimise journey times, service reliability, operational constraints and customer priorities.

Work to develop innovative new approaches to modelling

Your challenge will be to lead your team as you provide analysis to senior business leaders that resolves complex strategic and operational problems. Owning and maintaining a suite of models that are up to date, validated, calibrated, and fit for purpose, you’ll provide modelling that is technically proficient, understandable, and actionable, and influences business and operational decisions while ensuring our customers are at the heart of decision making. We’ll also expect you to develop new and innovative approaches to improve the quality and efficiency of modelling, and analysis to provide results for strategy and service development decisions on projects such as Elizabeth Line, Bank Station, Superloop.

Help us achieve our long-term goals

This is an opportunity to make your mark on the way we run London’s transport system, and will include delivering results and recommendations, procurement, research, and development programmes to keep tools and models fit for purpose and meet the growing needs of our business. You’ll be using all your skills as you provide authoritative advice that informs TfL’s contractual involvement in major, multi-million-pound transport programmes, and provide input to reporting on impacts such as increased congestion from the combination of planned closures and events. We’ll also expect you to project manage your team’s contributions to a wide range of work as well as develop their capabilities, ensure objectives are set, training and coaching is provided, and longer-term development is achieved.

Use all your expertise and knowledge

To succeed in this role, you’ll have a degree in a highly numerate discipline and extensive relevant experience. It’s important that you have excellent computer modelling skills and detailed knowledge of some of the software we use: including pedestrian modelling using agent simulation (Legion) & spreadsheet models (e.g., station standards), demand assignment (using EMME or CUBE), and train simulations. You would also ideally have a well-developed knowledge of transport planning principals, public transport services and reliability issues, and service performance metrics including Journey Time. We’ll also expect you to have knowledge of relevant analysis for supporting business cases, economic appraisals, and evaluations (e.g., Web TAG) plus forecasting of demand, revenue generation of changes to transport services and infrastructures, including applying PDFH. In addition, data analysis expertise using Excel, skills to code in VBA, R, Python, etc. or data analysis/query tools or GIS packages would be an advantage.

The rewards are as impressive as your achievements

In return for your expertise, we’ll offer you an excellent benefits package including a final salary pension scheme and a generous holiday entitlement of 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays. We offer a range of flexible working options, including hybrid working. You can make significant savings on travel thanks to a free Oyster Card travel pass, a 75% discount on national rail season ticket and interest free loan, and discounted travel on the Eurostar. You can also choose to take advantage of a discounted private healthcare scheme, tax-efficient childcare payments and a host of retail, health, leisure and travel offers.

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Closing date: 06 June 2023

We aspire to be as diverse as the city we serve, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


  • Location: London
  • Job Title: Principal Planner - Transport Modelling
  • Salary: £48,000 to £65,000
  • Closes: 23 Jun 2023
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