Consultant Transport Planner/ Engineer

Primary Location: Dublin, Ireland
Discipline: Transport Planning/ Engineering
Salary: €40-50k, depending on experience
Type of Position: Permanent full-time position
Job Posting: 07 February 2023

About Us

Transport Insights is an Irish based transport planning consultancy. With a team of internationally experienced consultants, we provide innovative, effective and deliverable transport related advice and cost effective, sustainable solutions.

We offer a wide range of transport planning related services to clients in public and private sectors including capital investment planning; option appraisal and prioritisation; development and accessibility planning; public transport planning; sustainable transport; traffic and parking management; and transport strategy development.

Our projects require a broad range of skills and the ability to deliver quality work within a fast-moving and deadline-driven environment. We are now seeking to recruit a Transport Planning/ Engineering Consultant with development and/ or transport scheme planning experience, preferably within a consultancy environment.

The candidate should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, hardworking, flexible and comfortable working as part of a team. This position is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your transport planning and engineering capabilities, while also gaining project management, client side and corporate exposure. It also offers a unique opportunity for you to join a rapidly growing team with a diverse client base and a strong pipeline of future work in Ireland and internationally. In return, you will benefit from a generous salary and Transport Insights’ employee benefits package, and formal training and development opportunities.

Person Specification


  • A first degree in a scientific or related subject (essential).
  • A Masters level qualification in Transport Planning or equivalent (desirable).
  • Working toward Programme and Project Management practitioner (desirable).


  • A minimum of two years’ relevant experience in transport planning or closely related subject.
  • Strong transport planning and engineering experience, including in the use of CAD (essential), GIS (desirable), TRICS (desirable) etc.
  • A minimum of one years’ client engagement experience.
  • A proven track record of delivery at a project level.


Leadership skills:

  • Honesty and Integrity.
  • Self-awareness – must understand their own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Focus on efficiency and effectiveness – push for continuous improvement.
  • An ability to delegate effectively, to enable and encourage the best from other employees.

Communication skills:

  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Effective presentation and advocacy skills.
  • An ability to communicate complex issues effectively and clearly for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Clear, accurate and concise report-writing skills.

Technical skills:

  • Transport planning and engineering skills with demonstrable operational expertise, including specifically the use of CAD software in concept and preliminary design of roads infrastructure.
  • Having a knowledge and understanding of key developments in transport planning.

Additional requirements:

  • Full clean Irish driving licence.


Business Delivery

  • Contributing to development and drafting of medium value proposals.
  • Developing project proposals, leading contract negotiations and securing contracts (smaller proposals).
  • Leading delivery of projects to time, budget and quality standards.
  • Managing client expectations regarding scope and timescales for smaller projects.
  • Leading Transport Insights’ representation at client meetings for smaller projects, and proactively contributing at client meetings for larger projects.

Corporate Leadership

  • Identifying potential opportunities and pursuing with clients (making referrals for larger value opportunities to more senior team members).
  • Marketing/ business development (via contributing to and/or drafting of website news articles, fact sheets articles for industry publications, and other means of building individual and corporate profile).

Team Leadership

  • Responsible for providing support, challenge and direction to employees in developing and delivering solutions that meet company and client expectations.
  • Responsible for training, developing and mentoring staff, and transferring expertise and knowledge to enhance own and team members’ capabilities.
  • Management of field/ survey personnel.

Rewards and Benefits

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Competitive core salary
  • Employee bonus scheme eligibility
  • Company pension contributions
  • Paid sick leave
  • Income protection cover
  • Death in service cover
  • Training and development support
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Flexible working hours

How to Apply

To apply, please send a short cover email and your current CV to [email protected] on or before Friday 24 February 2023.

Transport Insights is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and provides equal opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, colour, age, religion, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Ireland, without requiring employer’s support in acquiring employment permit or immigration visa.

No outside recruiters or agencies’ assistance required at this time.