Senior/Principal Consultant Transport Planning - (PPS0000PG)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London-UK London - Cottons Lane
  • Nov 23, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description



Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.


Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.


About the Opportunity

Our Transport Planning team is one of the most successful in the UK & Ireland, with a varied client base and strong pipeline of work, alongside supporting further project teams across the globe. 


We are looking for a Senior/Principal Consultant to join our Streets and Networks teams with proven expertise in active travel, streets design, traffic engineering and local junction design/modelling. We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate technical experience designing, modelling and appraising active travel, transformational placemaking and traffic management solutions in a client facing role, acting as Technical Lead or Project/Task Manager.  


You will have the support of a line manager and our experts to guide your progress and will have on opportunity to share your skills and knowledge by training and supporting our junior staff. You will also be given the ability to pursue relevant business and technical training to support your career development as well as the freedom to grow your network and develop innovative solutions to chase new opportunities.





Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • A creative, solution-oriented individual, with a strong technical background, solid understanding of streets / traffic engineering first principles and demonstrable experience
  • In-depth knowledge / understanding of local junction modelling software (local network/ microsimulation), data requirements and/or the interpretation of modelling results
  • Experience providing technical leadership, successfully managing projects and acting in a client-facing capacity
  • Robust written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely
  • Flexibility to manage diverse workload, assist with new business opportunities and embrace emerging technologies, product solutions and the future evolution of the industry

Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have:

  • Broader transport planning experience, with understanding of wider policy and strategy, assessment and appraisal techniques
  • Experience, leading the design and modelling of Healthy Streets, active travel, public transport, junction improvement or place-making schemes 
  • Knowledge of local and national design standards, guidance and good practice (DMRB, TSRGD, LCDS, MfS2, Traffic Signs Manual)
  • Experience with Junctions 9, LinSig and VISSIM software packages
  • Line management and technical mentoring experience 

Education/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor and higher qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • Chartered Engineer / Transport Planner or working towards Chartered status with membership of a relevant professional institution.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can. 


Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.


We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.


Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent.  For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles.


As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.


If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here.



Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.





Primary Location

: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London-UK London - Cottons Lane

Other Locations

: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Birmingham-UK Birmingham - Colmore Square, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow-UK Glasgow, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Leeds-UK Leeds, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester-UK Manchester First Street

Job Posting

: Nov 11, 2020, 9:22:13 PM


: Planning & Consulting



Job Type

: Experienced

Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

UK London - Cottons Lane 

Jacobs, 2nd Floor, Cottons Centre Cottons Lane 

 London SE1 2QG

Capabilities: Highway and Roads