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Jacobs Senior Transport Planner - Transport Appraisal in Cork, Ireland

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 as a whole. 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.

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Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

Jacobs Transport Consultancy discipline has developed an enviable reputation in Ireland. Our projects involve working with various major clients in the transport industry, including local authorities, private sector, and government, throughout Ireland and the UK.

We work extensively with high-profile clients including the National Transport Authority (NTA), Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Local Authorities throughout Ireland. Some of our recent nationally and regionally significant project wins include:

  • Dublin BusConnects - Core Bus Corridor Infrastructure Works;

  • Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy;

  • Dublin MetroLink;

  • DART+ Tunnel;

  • Cork Light Rail Route Alignment Study;

  • N21 Newcastle West Bypass and N21 Abbeyfealse Bypass;

  • N22 Farranfore to Killarney Road Improvement Scheme;

  • Transport Modelling Framework Services for the NTA;

  • Transport Technical Advisory Services for the NTA;

  • Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040;

  • Limerick-Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040;

  • Cork City Docks and Tivoli Docks Area-Based Transport Assessment; and

  • N2 Ardee to Castleblaney.

We are looking for a Senior Transport Planner - Transport Appraisal Specialist to join our growing team located in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. with strong experience in application of the Common Appraisal Framework (CAF), Project Appraisal Guidelines (PAG), The Public Spending Code, and other complementary appraisal guidance to inform feasibility and funding submissions for soft and hard infrastructure projects of varied scales.

We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate technical experience in assessing feasibility of various forms of transport infrastructure assets e.g. like highways, bridges, buses, rail and light rail through different appraisal stages for successfully attracting funding through a range of local and national sources.

You will become an integral part of a respected and ambitious team, and the role will provide every opportunity for you to make your mark and influence the continuing sustainable growth of Jacobs in Ireland and the UK. 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.

Occasional travel within Ireland, to the UK and/or overseas may be required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree qualifications – Level 8 or equivalent in a relevant transportation planning/ engineering / economics / maths and/or other discipline;

  • Ability to work both as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as possessing the ability to work independently to solve problems;

  • A creative, solution-oriented individual, with a strong technical background, solid understanding of economic and financial appraisal first principles and demonstrable experience;

  • In-depth knowledge / understanding of PAG, CAF and other complementary appraisal guidance, and their application for development of transport infrastructure projects;

  • Highly numerate, with proven analytical skills for transport appraisal market;

  • Proficient in MS Excel and other data analysis tools for the transport appraisal;

  • Experience with TUBA, COBA software packages;

  • Robust written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely;

  • Desire to collaborate and innovate with many different teams;

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

  • Experience of project and client management, covering programme, resources, finance and quality control; and

  • Have achieved or be working towards Chartered Engineer or other relevant professional e.g. Engineers Ireland, CIHT, TPP, CEng.

This role is only considering applications with valid and current rights to work in Ireland and the European Union. Jacobs will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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