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PJA working on feasibility of possible HS2 Cyclepath

PJA has been commissioned by DfT to consider the potential for a long distance cyclepath to follow the route of HS2. Click here to read more.

 

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Bexleyheath Shared Space Scheme wins London Transport Award!!!

We are delighted to announce that the Bexleyheath Town Centre Revitalisation scheme has been awarded first prize in the 2014 London Transport Awards, in the category 'Excellence in Walking and Public Health'.

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The £3.5 million project involved major improvements to the streetscape in this thriving outer London town centre, based largely on Shared Space principles.

PJA worked on the preliminary design of the scheme in a team with Choudhury Lichfield and Feria Urbanism, and was responsible for devising much of the original concept and all traffic modelling.

The project included major interventions to a number of locations throughout the town, including the removal of traffic signals and formal crossings at the Trinity Place and Mayplace Road West junctions, carrying around 20,000 and 14,000 vehicles per day respectively.

PJA was retained throughout the detailed design and implementation phases, ensuring that the quality and integrity of the scheme was maintained.

Despite initial concerns by some members of the public, the scheme is bedding in well. There have been no recorded collisions, delays for all modes have reduced and local businesses have declared themselves very satisfied with the outcome.  The project has drawn the attention of several local authorities from around the UK, plus several parties of visitors from overseas.

PJA shortlisted for Specialist Consultant of the Year!

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The shortlisting for the 2014 NCE/ACE Consultant of the Year Awards have just been announced and we have been included in the Specialist Consultant of the Year Category.

We are delighted by this news and are now looking forward to the Awards Luncheon being held on Friday 21 March at Claridge's in London where the winners will be announced!

Job Vacancy - Consultant Transport Planner

 We are currently recruiting for a Consultant Transport Planner for our Birmingham office.  Please see job specification below for further information and details of how to apply.

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JOB:                    Consultant Transport Planner

LOCATION:         Birmingham Office

Phil Jones Associates is an expanding Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering consultancy which has now grown to over 20 staff. From our offices in Birmingham,  London and soon in the South-East we are involved in projects throughout the UK  and overseas. Our team provides advice on all aspects of transport planning and traffic  engineering for private and public sector clients.

The firm's Principal, Phil Jones, was a member of the drafting team for Manual for Streets, published in 2007 by DfT and DCLG. Phil subsequently acted as a Managing Editor on Manual for Streets 2: Wider Application of the Principles, published in 2010. For more information on our practice, please visit www.philjonesassociates.co.uk

We are now looking for a new team member, starting in the Spring of 2014, to work on our expanding and varied portfolio of projects. In joining Phil Jones Associates you will work closely with the senior team, drawing on their experience to expand your  knowledge of the profession in practice.

For this position you will need to be able to demonstrate at least around two years' experience within the industry. This is an ideal opportunity if you are seeking a more dynamic role and an opportunity to broaden your experience by undertaking a varied workload within a medium-sized consultancy.

You should have experience or good understanding in some or most of the following subjects:

  •  Technical aspects of Transport Assessments including;
  •  Trip generation and trip distribution.
  •  Basic traffic modelling tools such as ARCADY, PICADY and LinSig;
  • Microsimulation packages VISSIM and/or Paramics;
  •  Transport aspects of masterplanning and urban design;
  •  Traffic management techniques;
  • Street and road design standards and how these are applied.
  •  Designing for cycling

This is not an exhaustive list and if you can demonstrate related experience we would be happy to consider your CV. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong educational record and have an MSc in Transport Planning. A full driving licence would be beneficial.

We can provide you with the opportunity to broaden your transport planning and traffic engineering knowledge and its application in a practical and creative environment and look forward to hearing from you.

To apply for this post, please email for an application form to:

admin@philjonesassociates.co.uk

Job Vacancy - Senior Transport Consultant

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Transport Consultant for our Birmingham Office.

Please see job specification below for further information and details of how to apply.

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JOB:                        Senior Transport Consultant

LOCATION:              Birmingham Office

 

Phil Jones Associates is an expanding Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering consultancy which has now grown to over 20 staff.   From our offices in Birmingham, London and soon in the South-East we are involved in projects throughout the UK  and overseas. Our team provides advice on all aspects of transport planning and traffic engineering for private and public sector clients.

The firm's Principal, Phil Jones, was a member of the drafting team for Manual for Streets, published in 2007 by DfT and DCLG. Phil subsequently acted as a Managing Editor on Manual for Streets 2: Wider Application of the Principles, published in 2010. For more information on our practice, please visit www.philjonesassociates.co.uk

We are now looking for a new Senior Consultant team member, starting in the Spring of 2014, to work on our expanding and varied portfolio of projects. In joining Phil Jones Associates you will work closely with the senior team, drawing on their experience to expand your knowledge of the profession in practice.

For this position you will need to be able to demonstrate at least around five years' experience within the industry. This is an ideal opportunity if you are seeking a more dynamic role and an opportunity to broaden your experience by undertaking a varied workload within a medium-sized consultancy and the chance to be directly responsible for projects.

You should have experience or good understanding in some or most of the following subjects:

  •  Project management and interaction with clients
  •  Leading on the preparation of Transport Assessments
  •  Technical aspects of TAs such as trip generation and trip distribution.
  • Basic traffic modelling tools such as ARCADY, PICADY and LinSig;
  • Microsimulation packages VISSIM and/or Paramics;
  • Transport aspects of masterplanning and urban design;
  • Traffic management techniques;
  • Street and road design standards and how these are applied.
  •  Designing for cycling

This is not an exhaustive list and if you can demonstrate related experience we would be happy to consider your CV.   Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong educational record and have an MSc in Transport Planning.    A full driving licence would be beneficial.

We can provide you with the opportunity to broaden your transport planning and traffic engineering knowledge and its application in a practical and creative environment and look forward to hearing from you.

To apply for this post, please email for an application form to:

admin@philjonesassociates.co.uk

 

Job Vacancy - Urban Designer/Masterplanner

We are currently recruiting for an Urban Designer/Masterplanner for our Birmingham Office. Please see job specification below for further information and details of how to apply.

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JOB:               Urban Designer/Masterplanner

LOCATION:     Birmingham Office 

Phil Jones Associates is an expanding Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering consultancy which has now grown to over 20 staff.  From our offices in Birmingham, London and soon in the South-East we are involved in projects throughout the UK and overseas. Our team provides advice on all aspects of transport planning and traffic engineering for private and public sector clients.

The firm's Principal, Phil Jones, was a member of the drafting team for Manual for Streets, published in 2007 by DfT and DCLG. Phil subsequently acted as a Managing Editor on Manual for Streets 2: Wider Application of the Principles, published in 2010. For more information on our practice, please visit www.philjonesassociates.co.uk

We are now looking for a new Urban Designer / Masterplanner to join our team, starting in the Spring of 2014, to work on our expanding and varied portfolio of projects. In joining Phil Jones Associates you will work closely with the senior team, drawing on their experience to expand your knowledge of the profession in practice.

For this position you will need to be able to demonstrate around 1-2 years' experience within the industry. This is an ideal opportunity if you are seeking a more dynamic role and an opportunity to broaden your experience by undertaking a varied workload within a medium-sized consultancy.

Ideally you should have experience or some understanding of the following:

  • Development of urban design analysis and masterplan drawings
  • Preparation of Design and Access Statements
  • Preparation of 3D visualisations (both hand drawn and computer generated)
  • Community consultation
  •  Interaction with clients
  •  Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup and AutoCAD

This is not an exhaustive list and if you can demonstrate related experience we would be happy to consider your CV. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong educational record and have an MA in Urban Design. A full driving licence would be beneficial.

We can provide you with the opportunity to broaden your masterplanning and transport planning knowledge and its application in a practical and creative environment and look forward to hearing from you.

To apply for this post, please email your CV and examples of your design work to:admin@philjonesassociates.co.uk

 

Birmingham Post covers our office move

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New office move announced in Property News

Property News covers our recent move to new offices in Longbridge Town Centre.  Read the article here.

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WE HAVE MOVED!

Due to the continued growth of the business and expansion of the team, we have now moved to our brand new offices at the heart of the new Longbridge Town Centre.

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We hope to welcome you here very soon - see our 'Contact Us' page for further details.

Highways Agency drops 'nil detriment' test

The Highways Agency has now abandoned its long-held test for developments to achieve nil detriment on the Strategic Road Network.

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DfT Circular 02/2013, published on 10th September, now reflects the relevant test in the NPPF, noting that development should only be prevented or refused on transport grounds where the residual cumulative impacts of development are severe.

 

The HA's prime consideration is still the continued safe operation of its network, but this move should present opportunities for some development sites which have been constrained by capacity issues on nearby strategic roads. Read the full circular here.