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Jacobs Associate Director Transport Modelling - London in London, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

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 an Associate Director to join our Transport Modelling and Data Analysis teams. In your role, you would help our clients to derive insights from their data and would support the preparation, development and analysis of multi-modal strategic modelling tools covering highway, public transport, active modes as well as new emerging ways of travel such as CAVs and MaaS. You will be working with diverse delivery teams to find solutions to various transport challenges and to prepare appraisals and data reports for a range of projects and clients.

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:

  • Experience in transport modelling/ transport data analysis;

  • Methodical and logical approach to problem solving coupled with attention to detail;

  • Ability to explain complicated concepts clearly and succinctly;

  • Programming language experience (e.g. VBA, SQL, Python, R);

  • Competency in data analysis packages, such as Excel/Access;

  • Experience in development of demand matrices using bid data sources;

  • Experience in working with at least one of strategic transport modelling software packages (e.g. Cube, SATURN, Emme, VISSIM, VISUM, Aimsun);

  • Good technical report writing skills;

  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;

  • Desire to collaborate and innovate with many different teams; and

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

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

  • Knowledge of choice model estimation packages, e.g. ALOGIT, NLOGIT, BIOGEME;

  • Calibration and validation of variable demand models;

  • Data Visualisation experience (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau);

  • Experience in land use modelling;

  • Wider experience of transport planning; and

  • Use of GIS software.

Education/ Qualifications

  • 1st or 2nd class degree in Transport Planning or a numerate subject (e.g. Maths/Engineering/Economics/Physics and/or other relevant degrees);

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.

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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 here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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.