Vectos Microsim
graduate job
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Graduate Transport Modeller

Job description

The role is for a Graduate Transport Modeller but the specific tasks are likely to be influenced and adapted to suit the selected candidate(s).

The general tasks will be centred around supporting the senior team on large projects that require significant input on the following:

  • Micro-simulation modelling using VISSIM and Paramics software packages. You will be provided with training from our experienced team, which will be unmatched anywhere else. The aim will be to bring the successful candidate up to a standard well above the industry’s average in a very short space of time. This has been tried and tested and we pride ourselves on the training opportunity we provide.
  • Data manipulation and presentation of model inputs and outputs using complex spreadsheets. Adding value to the presentations and processes as your understanding of the objectives becomes clear.
  • Using GIS software to present model outputs in an interesting and highly professional looking format. The candidate(s) will be given the freedom to explore and develop new and innovative ways of delivering the required outputs.
  • Produce reports and technical notes to a high standard ensuring the appropriate message is conveyed and in a manner tailored to the specific client and the project objectives.
  • Dealing with clients and attending meetings with senior staff to agree methodologies, discuss project specific issues and present results.

We only recruit the very best to ensure we maintain the standards our clients have become accustomed to, and for this reason we ensure they are staff are rewarded generously. We understand the most suitable candidates do not necessarily have to have a degree in a specific field or have followed a certain route to get to this point. We are looking for people with the right mindset, a strong work ethic, an enthusiasm to learn, an ambition to grow, to be the best at what they do, and to be an integral part of the team.

Due to the current pandemic staff have been working from home and we will continue to accommodate this until staff are comfortable to return. We do, however, aim to return to our normal office-based working as soon as realistically possible and believe it offers our graduates a better training environment. Currently we are limiting numbers in the office and trialling a phased return.

What we are looking for

  • A strong work ethic and a determination to achieve their goals
  • Enjoys problem solving, good capacity to work under pressure and a keen & quick learner
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Analytical, numerate, with an eye for detail
  • Keen interest in entering the world of transport modelling
  • Confident, hardworking and ambitious
  • Any experience with transport modelling software would be very beneficial but is not a prerequisite
  • A basic understanding of VBA programming (beneficial)
  • Experience with GIS software (beneficial)


We are looking for candidate(s) who are graduating in the 2019/20 academic year for a September/October 2020 start date. Please state on your covering letter your likely availability for a start date.

Relevant degree subjects
This role benefits from skills that are not necessarily linked to a specific university course. Experience with spreadsheets, data analysis and problem solving are key. However, from experience, and based on our current graduate intake, we are acutely aware that graduates from any of the following disciplines would tick these boxes.

Accepted degree subjects

  • accounting and finance
  • business and management studies
  • physics
  • geology and geographical science
  • engineering management
  • planning and surveying
  • computer sciences
  • civil engineering and construction
  • transport engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • mathematics
  • aerospace engineering
  • economics

Additional job details

Number of vacancies
Up to three

5% pension contribution; 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays; up to two days flexi leave each month

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Please email CV and covering letter, via the Apply button

Interviews will be conducted via Teams.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 4 October 2020

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Closing date:  4 October 2020

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