TRL is one of the largest and most comprehensive independent transport centres in the world.  Established over 80 years ago, TRL has an international reputation for carrying out world class consultancy and research to meet the global challenges presented by transport

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Enabling societal and economic benefit for more than 1,000 clients across 145 countries – our core areas of expertise include: sustainability & healthy mobility; vehicle safety engineering & technology; major incident investigations; human factors safety & behavioural science, infrastructure asset management and intelligent transport systems. TRL is strategically investing, producing disruptive research and delivering innovation linked to:

  • Connected & self-driving vehicles
  • Ultra-low emission technologies
  • Shared mobility services
  • Intelligent asset information
  • Big data, machine learning & artificial intelligence.

Head-quartered in the UK, nearly 1/3rd of TRL’s business is with overseas organisations.

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Our Delivery and Operations team is made up of researchers and consultants from across the spectrum of Science, Engineering and Numerical disciplines, supported by business professionals who provide our central services. At a time of significant change across the entire transport domain – with the increase in levels of autonomy and the mainstream introduction of electric vehicles – the application of modern research methods is an essential component to facilitate adoption of all the benefits that the many advances in technology offer us.

Whilst previous experience within the transport research domain isn’t a pre-requisite for many of our roles, our team are united by a belief in the societal benefits provided by safe clean, affordable, liveable and efficient transport solutions. Those who join the delivery organisation will have the opportunity to contribute to and lead a range of project tasks for UK and international clients in the public and private sectors. You will also be engaging with internal and external specialists to further develop your own technical skills and disseminate your work.

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Diversity and Flexible Working

Innovation and diversity have real meaning for TRL. We depend on our workforce to bring creativity, disruptive thinking and boldness to our cutting-edge research and programmes, so we need people with a whole world of experience and perspectives to contribute to the breadth of our offering.

In order to help attract interest from a broad range of talent our business embraces part-time working, compressed hours and flexible and remote working. To further support new parents, we offer enhanced adoptive and maternity pay at 100% of salary for up to 18 weeks, whilst paternity pay is covered at the employees full pay rate for the first 5 days.

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Our standard benefits include annual salary reviews, 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance and Group Income Protection, a matched contribution pension scheme, free parking and electric vehicle points on site, and a whole host of salary sacrifice benefits. We also operate a spot bonus scheme – to celebrate and reward those employees who live our values and go above and beyond their everyday responsibilities. All of our benefits are flexible to enable staff to pick and choose those that best suit their personal circumstances and lifestyle.

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