Principal Engineer - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
10 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Jacobs

Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services to industrial, commercial and government clients. With revenues approaching $11billion and approximately 80,000 employees across the globe, we are continuing to grow our business every year.

We are looking for talented people to join our Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) team in our Stockton office to continue our focus on building relationships and delighting our clients (90% of our business is repeat business). In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the Highways UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, National Contractors and numerous Local Authorities. Our plans to add to this portfolio continue apace regionally and nationally. So would you like to be a member of our exciting team?

Position Summary

We are wishing to recruit a confident Principal Engineer to join our Stockton design team, which is part of the wider ITS team based in several offices in the UK. As part of the design team, you would assist the Technical Director and be involved with compiling, checking and reviewing designs, specifications, drawings, feasibility studies and reports.

You will take a technical lead role in delivering ITS design services throughout all stages of project development. It is likely that you will have ITS experience with UK motorways, but a communications/electrical equipment and infrastructure design background is essential.

Although principally based at our office in Stockton, there may be a need to undertake site visits, attend progress meetings or visit other offices.

Essential Criteria

  • You will hold an accredited MEng in Electrical or Communications Engineering (or equivalent) or have in depth experience of ITS on UK motorways.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.
  • Man-management experience with a small team of engineers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to undertake thorough technical reviews of designs with an eye for accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate ITS designs and principles to internal project managers and clients.
  • Self-motivated, but also a team player.
  • Strong awareness of Health and Safety design and installation issues on UK motorways.
  • Good IT skills.

Desirable Criteria

Proficient with the application of BS7671 and the use of power cable calculation software.

Previous experience with Highways England Departures from Standards.


Jacobs offer a competitive package which includes a Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and the opportunity to participate in our Flexible Benefits programme which offers up to 29 days holiday per annum and a range of additional benefits.

Development opportunities and career progression are there for achievers.

Join Jacobs. Imagine the possibilities.

Jacobs is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safety and well-being of all.