Graduate Opportunity

Transport Graduate Development Programme 2019

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The opportunity

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PBA stands on the outskirts of convention and at the forefront of cutting edge consultancy, delivering trusted advice for over 50 years. Our graduates don’t conform to the ordinary – we design, we advise, we deliver and have a passion for what we practice. It’s that same approach to our clients that will help you succeed on our excellent Graduate Development Programme. 

This is an invitation for you to apply to join us on an exciting journey. One where you can bring to life a diverse range of projects and work with leading clients.

Connectivity and access are important factors in driving value through development and infrastructure, and supporting the economic growth that this can deliver. Whether for the public or private sector, we believe these issues need to be considered early in the development of a project concept.

We help our clients understand how people move around and between places, and how this can affect choices about policy development, land use and scheme design. Forecasting the complex demand for movement is important to underpin the development of liveable places, but we believe that the best solutions help to shape movement choices and deliver integrated solutions that are resilient to changing demand over time.

Our advice is based on a sound appreciation of how changing policy can impact on development and infrastructure projects, a strong technical understanding of assessment techniques, and experience of the challenges of planning and design for movement. Even more important, though, is a clear strategic direction to inform our technical work and a creative approach to problem solving.

Working at PBA

At PBA, we’re continuously challenging ourselves. It’s an important part of being a sustainable, independent firm and we know that our success depends on the creativity, integrity and collaboration of our people.

About You

To join our Graduate Development Programme you need to be passionate and ready to join a leading consultancy to help deliver our projects for our clients. A creative mind is key; you’ll need to demonstrate ‘outside the box’ thinking and innovation in your work to date.

The ideal Candidate will be a positive and enthusiastic team player, who has achieved a minimum of 2:1 Degree qualification ideally in Transport Planning, Civil Engineering, Town Planning, Mathematics or equivalent. In addition, the candidate must have/be:

  • Highly numerate
  • An excellent communicator, with good report writing skills
  • A positive and enthusiastic team player
  • Self-motivated
  • An interest in keeping up to date with developments in transport planning
  • Experience of meeting demanding deadlines
  • Proficient in the use of Excel.

Your Professional Development

A vital part of your development at PBA is your progression from graduate to a recognised professional in your chosen discipline. We work with you to offer not just the projects and opportunities to ensure that this happens but also the mentoring and support that you need too. We have capability to offer progression through incorporation, chartership and recognition with institutions such as ICE, IStructE, CIWEM, CIHT, TPP and more.

About PBA

We offer our Graduates a competitive salary, a discretionary bonus scheme, a matching contributory pension scheme, payment of one professional subscription, annual leave buy or sell and a flexible benefits package (including a flexible benefits allowance), which allows you to choose from a variety of flexible benefits including:

  • Gym Membership.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Private Medical insurance.
  • Critical Illness and Life Assurance cover.
  • Cycle scheme.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 439
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Birmingham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Civil
  • Maths
  • Town & Transport Planning
  • Transport

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