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Jacobs Senior Airport Planner - Capacity Planning and Simulation in London, 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

Jacobs Transportation has an enviable reputation in Highways, Rail and Aviation. Our internationally respected Aviation team are active at all major UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester, with a growing portfolio of overseas commissions. Our experts lead and support a wide range of airport projects globally, working for major clients to create better, efficient, and more sustainable aviation solutions.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Airport Planner with airside focus to join our growing Aviation Business, working on a number of high-profile airport development projects. You will be part of a friendly, dynamic, divers and international team where we work in a flexible manner, but all share the passion for aircraft and airports. The position is ideally based in Manchester, Winnersh or London, but the candidate might be periodically required to travel on a short-term basis.

Role & Responsibilities

You will work with other airport planning experts and specialists in the team. You will be responsible for the leadership of tasks and projects, and provide direction to junior airport planners in the team. In conjunction with the other senior team members and Team Leads, you will assist in further developing the airport planning capability in terms of staff, tools and training, and support the team to significantly grow the project and client portfolio for airport planning commissions.

As an individual we would look to you to show delivery performance, excellent communication skills combined with being a team player. You will have a flair for creative problem solving, will be knowledgeable of current aviation industry initiatives, will proactively drive innovation and be passionate about airport development. You will help to foster a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement, demonstrating adaptability and commitment to supporting others across the team in delivering a high-quality service.

Here’s what you’ll need :

You will have demonstrable experience in the following areas, with a required specialism in Facility Planning and Simulation; Facility Planning, Capacity/ Demand Assessments, Airport Simulation, Terminal Planning and Design, Airside Planning and Design, Airport Operations (terminal or airside), Airport Master Planning.

We would like to see experience & skills in the following:

  • Experience in international aviation/airport projects

  • Knowledge of European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards

  • Practical application of AutoCAD software

  • Bid preparation

  • Practical application of specialist Airport Planning Software (e.g. CAST, AirTOP, AviPlan, Vissim)

  • Experience in traffic forecasting and analysis and air traffic management.

  • Understanding of airport operations

  • Aviation sustainability

Career development opportunities

Design your 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. Jacobs is committed developing its people and to continuous progress. Your team lead and management will assist you in formulating your career ambitions and how to achieve them. Our internal e3 learning platform offers online and instructor-led courses, encompassing soft topics as well as role-specific lessons.

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)

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