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Jacobs Principal Transport Planner - Bristol, Exeter or Cardiff in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity

The Transport Planning & Mobility Solutions at Jacobs is one of the most successful in the UK & Ireland, with a varied client base and strong pipeline of work, alongside supporting project teams across the globe.

We are looking for an experienced Transport Planner to come and join the South West and Wales Transport Planning/Traffic Engineering Team. You can be based in any of our SW & Wales offices in Bristol, Exeter or Cardiff and you will work on local projects, whilst also interact with our colleagues across the UK&I and globally. Whilst the role will be pointed to a base office location, our team work flexibility balancing their personal lives and project work through tailored working arrangements. For some, this means hybrid working and flexible working hours, for others this means formalized contracts to vary their hours accordingly.

Our local team is involved in a range of exciting and innovative projects covering all elements of transport planning including traffic modelling, economic appraisal, active modes, public transport, traffic engineering, policy & strategy formation and business case development. The Principal Transport Planner will have the support of a line manager and our experts to guide their progress and will have an opportunity to share their skills and knowledge by training and supporting our junior staff. This role will allow you 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.

This role can be based in either Bristol, Exeter or Cardiff .

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • To be degree qualified in a relevant discipline (or equivalent); you will have experience in the transport planning field with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects

  • To be a creative, solution-oriented individual who considers multiple perspectives to identify different solutions

  • A desire to develop your technical skills and the ability work independently in the field of transport planning

  • Experience of a number of transport planning fields, such as business case development, scheme feasibility, transport assessments and/or modelling

  • To be able to manage tasks using appropriate programme, budget and quality controls

  • Flexibility to manage a varied workload, assist with business opportunities and embrace new technologies, product solutions and the future evolution of the industry

Our Culture

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. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676) .

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com 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 require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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