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Senior Consultant, Highway and Traffic Engineering

steer-group · 30+ days ago

**This role is open to Steer's Leeds, Manchester and London offices Contact us | Steer (**

About Steer

We are Steer and we help people, places and economies thrive. Steer is a global employee-owned business consultancy specialising in transport, cities and infrastructure, with over 530 staff in 24 offices around the world.

We have an enduring commitment to generate success for our clients, for ourselves and for the communities which we support. A commitment that ultimately improves the way people live, work and travel.

At Steer UK, our consultants work to improve the outlook of our region, ensuring that our clients keep social and environmental impact in mind as they conduct their operations. We believe that actions speak louder than words, and therefore have annual measurable targets across all social impact areas, particularly DEI and sustainability. We have also committed to successfully operate as a Net Zero Carbon company by 2025, participating in the UN’s Global Compact.

For further information on Steer, please take a moment to review our website Steer | Helping people, places and economies thrive (

About the role

Steer is seeking to further grow our UK based Streets design & case-making offer through recruitment of a Consultant or Senior Consultant with a highway design and/or analysis background.

This opportunity offers the right candidate the opportunity to grow their career and to have a positive impact on how our urban streets are defined and prioritised for the future.

The team undertakes a portfolio of high-profile studies that focus on urban streets within a particular area or corridor and aim to develop solutions that enable healthier and more efficient movement whilst also recognising the role of streets as places.

This work is typically undertaken for clients such as Transport for London, Transport for Greater Manchester and local authorities in these and other metropolitan areas. Recent projects include:

  • Supporting TfGM in delivery of their £74m programme to design bus and active travel improvements on radial routes into the City Centre
  • Working as part of an architectural team to develop transport and urban realm proposals as part of the Restoration & Renewal of the Houses of Parliament
  • Developing Quality Bus Transit feasibility designs in Salford, Rochdale and Bury and producing the supporting business case.
  • Developing Liveable Neighbourhood feasibility designs and business case inputs for schemes in Hackney, Camden and Ealing


These projects require diverse skillsets that include active travel & bus priority design, local traffic modelling, business case development, stakeholder engagement and GIS analysis. Whilst you may not necessarily have had extensive hands-on experience in all of these fields, you will have sufficient understanding to be able to collaborate with the team to reach successful project outcomes. As such, it is likely that your background includes a balance of technical experience (for example in engineering and/or modelling) and a strong grasp of the societal, economic and political contexts that transport exists in, together with a successful track record of contributing to urban road projects.

As a Consultant / Senior Consultant you will be actively supported by our team of experts to hone your skills and take on increasing levels of design, analysis and project management responsibility.

We believe in empowering our people and giving them the opportunities to shine. Being an employee-owned company means that our people are dedicated and passionate about what they do, and it is the reason why we are at the forefront of our industry. We are always looking to find new colleagues that share these values.

Work-life balance 

At Steer, we believe that a healthy work-life balance is paramount to long term success, which is why all employees seeking a full-time opportunity are encouraged to spend 60% of their time either in office or on-site with clients and why we aim to keep our employee’s typical work week to 37.5 hours, reflective of client needs. Hours, expectations, and exemption status will be determined for any applicant seeking a part-time opportunity.  



Steer is committed to ensuring that all its employees are compensated a fairly and at a competitive rate. All initial compensation, regardless of location, may be subject to change as skills, abilities, internal equity and geographic location are taken into account. 

In addition to base salary, all employees will be eligible for an annual discretionary performance bonus. Please review the benefits section for more information on total reward. 

Steer reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional compensation. 


Depending on grade, in this role you will be required to:

    • Support our Streets design offer across the company both in the UK and internationally – this could be through engineering design or analysis and application of local traffic models.
    • Lead work streams within projects, ensuring that best practice techniques are applied consistently.
    • Deliver high quality advice as part of multi-disciplinary teams across a range of transport related projects including public sector sustainable transport schemes, major developments and highway related regeneration projects.
    • Deliver excellent joined-up and high-profile transportation and highway projects in the UK, which contributes to the company’s reputation for delivering excellence.
    • Manage multi-disciplinary projects, sub consultants and manage support staff assigned on a project basis as required.
    • Take responsibility of key projects deliverables through project initiation, feasibility and preliminary and detailed designs.
    • Prepare and present reports, proposals, briefing notes and design reports.
    • Manage project budgets exercising effective financial and budgetary control.
    • Contribute to the production and delivery of proposals and marketing materials related to our market area from time to time.
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United Kingdom without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
    • To be successful in the role, you will:
      • Possess relevant experience in the design of Streets and urban roads, ideally with experience of applying relevant UK standards. AutoCAD Skills would be desirable; and/or
      • Have hands on experience of local or microsimulation traffic modelling packages such as LinSig, TRANSYT or Vissim
      • Demonstrate strong analytical skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Be able to influence colleagues and clients through a balance of supportive and challenging behaviours.
      • Comfortable working in creative multi-disciplinary teams for a mix of public sector clients and provide positive contributions in resolving complex design problems.
      • Take responsibility for key tasks and workstreams, successfully managing multiple deadlines in parallel


    We offer a competitive package of benefits including private medical insurance and health screening, life assurance, group income protection, company pension scheme, Employee Assistance Program, ability to buy and sell annual leave days, Season Ticket Loan, a group Share Incentive Plan, up to 5 days for volunteering activities and a discretionary bonus scheme based on annual compensation (dependent upon individual and company performance).

    Additionally, we offer 25 days annual leave, plus the 8 bank holidays and the ability to buy and sell leave in the year to give extra flexibility.

    Steer is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Any other human expressions and experiences not mentioned here are equally welcome. If you require an accommodation, now or throughout your employment, please let us know.

    In our commitment to inclusivity in the workplace, Steer has welcomed the creation of various Employee Resource Groups, dedicated to ensuring the support, progression, and well-being of all employees. For more information, check out our social responsibility page Our social responsibility | Steer (

    We understand that some may be dissuaded to apply based off their compatibility with the job description. That being said, we understand that not everyone is a perfect match on paper and encourage anyone to apply regardless of how much their work experience directly relates to the job description.

    Part-time and flexible working applications will be considered.

    Last updated on Jan 9, 2024

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