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Transport modeller

Transport modellers use specialist computer software to help with the design and development of transport models to forecast future usage, meaning potential problems can be predicted and avoided in advance.

Average salary*

£30000

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£40000

How to become a transport modeller

As a specialist role, a BSc Honours Degree in engineering, construction or transport planning in England; an honours degree or the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require a Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant body such as the Institute of Highways and Transportation.

However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered; for example, those with extensive experience in modelling software or in the field of transport management.


What does a transport modeller do?

  • Transport modellers use specialist computer software to help with the design and development of transport models to forecast future usage
  • An understanding of environmental concerns is also important as models need to demonstrate that sustainability has been taken into account
  • Keeping up to date with current regulations and directives
  • Creating models using specialist software, such as SATURN, VISUM, Cube/Voyager, or EMME
  • Working within a team to find the most time and cost efficient solutions
  • Creating precise technical drawings
  • Updating databases with new information
  • Analysing models
  • Liaising between departments
  • Visiting locations to assess sites first hand
  • Typically, transport modellers work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm
  • It is uncommon for overnight or weekend work to apply but could in exceptional circumstances

Salary

  • Newly trained transport modellers can earn in the region of £30,000£35,000
  • Trained with experience transport modellers can earn in the region of £35,000£40,000
  • Senior, chartered or master transport modellers can earn in the region of £40,000£60,000

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.

Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019


Vacancies

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As these are external websites, the number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary. 

Check daily to see new opportunities as they are posted!


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