Consultant/Senior Transport Planner

London, United Kingdom Countrywide
07 Nov 2016
19 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 people in locations across the UK.

The company is heavily involved in helping to transform the world's transport system to deliver a less congested, high quality and reliable service for travellers and businesses. During the past 20 years the company's transport planning team has developed an impressive array of skills and a considerable track record of achievement. Our extensive portfolio of projects involves working with various major clients in the transport industry, including local authorities, private sector and government, throughout the UK and Ireland.

We provide the full range of transport planning services including development control, policy development, spatial planning and transport strategy, major scheme business case support, traffic engineering and traffic signal support (including ITS), road safety, transport modelling and economics, travel planning and stakeholder engagement, strategy and policy advice covering all modes of transport. This enables us to offer our transport planning staff an interesting and diverse workload that supports career development needs and obtaining chartership status.

As a Consultant or Senior Transport Planner, you will be part of a respected and ambitious team with excellent career prospects and international opportunities. You will be involved in delivering a wide range of transportation projects, for various high profile clients across the UK, undertaking policy work, research, analysis and appraisal as well as transport and traffic modelling using a range of platforms.

You will work as an Assistant Project Manager in which role you will be responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, scheme reports and models etc. The role may also encompass resource, financial and commercial management. You will also mentor and develop members of the team.

  • Experience as a Transport Planner for road and/or public transport studies, with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects.
  • Accredited degree in either transport planning, civil engineering, economics, mathematics, statistics, geography or other relevant discipline, 2:1 or above.
  • Ability to work both as part of a sophisticated multi-disciplinary team as well as possessing the ability to work independently to solve problems.
  • Interest in, and understanding of, transport planning issues
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong computer software skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication in particular the ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • A strong technical background with demonstrable experience in transport planning, transport strategy, infrastructure, strategic modelling, and project appraisal
  • Ability to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis and reports from transport models and transport appraisal techniques.
  • Proven Project Management experience demonstrating responsibility for tasks' financial and risk controls is beneficial
  • Track record of successfully mentoring and developing junior colleagues

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.