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Transport Modeller

Job Title: Transport Modeller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 031896
Job Published: November 04, 2019 13:40

Job Description

Transport Modeller 031896
Organisation - Network Performance
Job - Transport Planning
Position Type - Full Time
Salary – up to £40,000
Location – Southwark, London SE1



Overview Of Project/role


Network Performance at TfL is responsible for the performance of the road network for all transport modes and is supported by the Operational Modelling and Visualisation team who are now seeking to recruit a Transport Modeller / Developer. The Operational Modelling and Visualisation team delivers high-quality multi-modal transport modelling services. We support the design, build and operation of road enhancement schemes, and carry out a range of data management, analysis, visualisation and reporting activity to effectively support operational decision-making and measure ongoing performance of the road network.  We work closely with our traffic modelling software suppliers to maintain modelling capability, develop new modelling techniques and methodologies in response to a dynamic transport environment, and provide internal and external stakeholders with expert guidance and standards.


You will have detailed knowledge of one or more areas of transport modelling and will undertake a range of transport modelling activities to enable TfL to meet its Network Management Duty to efficiently operate London's road network. Your work will include the development of signal schemes primarily focused on modelling, design, audit, network impact assessment and public consultation. You will also support the development and maintenance of software tools, macros and scripts that streamline the modelling process and enhance modelling capabilities.


Key Accountabilities

In support of TfL’s Network Management Duty, and through the use of advanced modelling techniques, provide detailed network impact assessments of schemes for the TfL Traffic Manager’s Network Performance Delivery (NPD) team
Following detailed multi-modal network modelling, support NPD to devise and implement signal timings in order to ensure the efficient operation of the road network in accordance with policy objectives set out in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy
In relation to the assessment and optimisation of transport schemes in London, provide transport modelling advice and support to clients, consultants, sponsors, highway authorities, designers and internal staff
Develop the design of schemes through the use of transport modelling software including Aimsun, Junctions, Legion, LinSig, SATURN, TRANSYT, Vissim and Visum
Development and maintenance of custom automation and analytical tools through the use of scripts and languages such as VBA, Python, C#, R, Java, JavaScript etc.
Evaluate new versions of transport modelling software to assess their suitability for use by NPD, and engage with software suppliers to further develop features and functionality required by NPD
Contribute to transport modelling best practice through development of quality assurance processes, procedures and documentation including TfL's Modelling Guidelines and Model Auditing Process documents
Support the review, design, implementation and optimisation of UTC and local signal control strategies by NPD, including SCOOT/Fixed Time signal timings
Coach and supervise less experienced team members (e.g. graduates) or consultants during transport modelling activities & projects as required by the Lead Transport Modeller
Skills, Knowledge & Experience



Very good numeracy with an ability to analyse engineering data (Essential)
Good keyboard skills and proficiency with MS Office WORD and EXCEL (Essential)
Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to impart knowledge to others (Essential)

Successful completion of training programme, graduate or HNC in relevant discipline or substantial relevant practical experience in traffic modelling, scheme design and traffic engineering (Essential)
Considerable expertise in the practical application of TRANSYT, LinSig and other detailed signal design tools (Essential)
Awareness and understanding of Urban Traffic Control and local control techniques including SCOOT, Bus Priority, VA and other advanced signal control techniques (Highly desirable)
Good working knowledge, experience and understanding of a relevant modelling tool such as Aimsun, Junctions, Legion, SATURN, Vissim and Visum (Highly desirable)

Good coding experience, in any of the following VBA, Python, C#, R, Java, JavaScript etc. (Essential)
Relevant practical experience or specialist training in traffic modelling, scheme design or traffic engineering (Essential)
Experience and ability to write professional and concise reports of a technical nature to various audiences (Highly desirable)
Experience of the integration of micro-simulation with SCOOT (online) (Desirable)
Experience of delivering presentations and proficiency with MS PowerPoint (Desirable)
Equality and Diversity


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process


Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter.


Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.


Candidates who have previously applied for this role or Senior Transport Modeller within the past six months should not resubmit an application on this occasion.


The closing date for applications is 17 November 2019 @ 23:59




In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:

Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel

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