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Transport Planning Summer Placement

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At Arup, we design and deliver ground-breaking icons through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we're a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.

Effective transport planning is the platform from which integrated communities can be developed to support economic growth, enhance social interaction and deliver environmental benefits by providing sustainable and efficient transport systems.

Low carbon, smarter solutions and a focus on outcomes rather than outputs anchor Arup's approach to transport planning, whether collaborating with clients on innovative projects or shaping debate on policy and planning.

We have established ourselves at the forefront of the debate on future transport and planning policy, with a reputation that is built up on excellence and innovation in our work. As a result, we offer a complete transport consultancy service worldwide, with our Transport Planners operating through a network of over 70 offices across the globe.


Our global visualisation team help to bring future projects to life. See some of the work they've created in this short showreel.

Our Transport Planning business provides a range of consultancy services including:

  • Transport strategy and planning
  • Business case appraisals
  • Transport demand management and modelling
  • Impact assessments
  • Traffic engineering
  • Development planning.

Arup's plans and studies have improved journeys in places around the world by identifying changes to help more people move with greater ease, using less energy. We use sophisticated modelling to consider all forms of transport – including walking and cycling, freight and the urban bus and metro links that connect with intercity and inter-regional transport.

In order to meet communities' needs today and in the future, our planners work closely with specialists in masterplanning, sustainable infrastructure, interchange design, rail, highways and aviation to ensure that we achieve truly integrated transport systems. Arup recognises the need to take a wider view on the approach to transport planning and examine why we plan transport, who we plan for and how we do it. This approach is underpinned by the robust technical skills, knowledge and creativity that Arup is famous for.


We are currently recruiting for summer placement students to join our teams in Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Winchester. This is an excellent opportunity for a student who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about transport planning to join our multi-disciplinary team this summer. Start and end dates can be flexible depending on your availability.

You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients on strategically won projects. You will assist in preparing designs in co-ordination with the team, and gain a thorough understanding of the role of a design engineer by using relevant software and seeing first-hand how we operate.


  • Strong A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Studying a relevant degree, such as Civil Engineering or Transport Planning
  • Preference may be given to students studying for a Masters qualification
  • On track to achieve a 2.1 or above, as proven through the modules that you have completed to date
  • Graduating in summer 2020 or 2021
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong motivation and passion for a career in Transport Planning.

Additional Information

You have an opportunity to join us in our Newcastle Office.

You must upload the following in order to be considered:

  • Cover letter, detailing your reason for application and your interest in the Transport Planning sector
  • CV
  • Breakdown of modules and results to date
  • Your preferred location(s) and dates.

Please upload as one document, and not three separate attachments.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1427
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Opportunity Overview

  • May 26th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Newcastle
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Town & Transport Planning

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