Jacobs Transportation Program Engineer or Planner in Austin, Texas

Transportation Program Engineer or Planner


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Program-level manager ensuring alignment of scope, schedule, budget, and quality expectations over a complex program; overseeing and coordinating a broad range of planning and design projects within a specific corridor to ensure that the projects meet established criteria and standards; coordinating program-level direction and communications consistently and proactively across many stakeholders, both internal and public; and adjusting resources to address needs as the program evolves. Conducts complex studies, prepares reports, and advises on feasibility, cost effectiveness, and regulatory conformance of long- and short-range strategic plans, proposals, special projects, or ongoing programs providing technical consultation and utilizing technical expertise. Performs project management functions when necessary.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform work which involves complex and unconventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, with complex features for which there may be no precedents.

  • Provide technical expertise in the preparation of feasibility studies and reports in coordination with other project engineers and/or planners.

  • Prepare submittal documents to obtain approvals.

  • Meet with reviewers to obtain project approvals and coordinate plan changes with engineers.

  • Prepare policy language.

  • Identify planning strategies using software to manipulate data and assess scenarios.

  • Performs spatial and GIS-based data analysis.

  • Prepare presentations and assist in public facilitation.

  • Works directly with clients to solicit and assess planning needs.

  • Prepare fee proposals, develop work plans, and coordinate planning efforts to support project management.

  • May direct and review the work of other less experienced Planners, Engineers, and Technicians.

  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or Engineering is required

  • Masters level professional is preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience.

  • Ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to effectively manage projects.

  • Must have developed the following advanced skills; oral and written communication skills, planning, team work, decision making, judgment and problem solving

  • Registration as an PE or AICP preferred

  • Must be resourceful and self-directed

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Austin

Req ID: BIA0001E9