The team will be led by Steve Amann, who worked on transport issues with Bidwells in his previous role at Cameron Taylor.
"There is a natural linkage between planning and transport. Every planning application has to take transport into account. The easiest and most logical way is to have it in-house," Amann said.
The team will be mainly based in Bidwells' Chelmsford branch. The firm is looking to recruit around ten people, Amann explained. "The work is there, so the sky is the limit," he added.
The team will carry out transport assessments and prepare travel plans. Current projects include the relocation of Colchester Garrison.