Jacobs Principal Consultant - Transport Technology / ITS in Manchester, United Kingdom

Principal Consultant - Transport Technology / ITS


Principal Consultants and Consultants – Transport Technology / ITS

Jacobs employs some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services to industrial, commercial and government clients. With revenues approaching $11billion and approximately 54,000 employees across the globe, we are continuing to grow our business every year.

We are looking for talented people to join our transport technology teams in our city centre offices in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow to continue our focus on building relationships and delighting our clients (90% of our business is repeat business). In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the Highways UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, National Contractors and numerous Local Authorities. Our plans to add to this portfolio continue apace regionally and nationally. So would you like to be a member of our exciting team?

Position Summary

You will apply your sectoral knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields: traffic and travel information service provision, traffic management and control, smart motorways, enforcement systems, smart city technology, connected and autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, air quality management, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), tolling, data analytics.

You will provide advocacy, strategic guidance, research and development support, technology advice and project assistance to clients who wish to implement innovative and state of the art ITS Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and solutions. Projects may vary from individual assignments or working in a small delivery team through to working with and supporting multi-disciplinary teams in different offices in the UK and abroad.

Responsibilities will included

  • Ensuring projects and tasks are delivered on time, to budget and to the required quality.

  • Leading the technical delivery of deliverables and input into multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Providing technical direction to other consultants, design engineers, graduates and technicians.

  • Resolving technical issues as they arise and staying up-to-date with industry developments and changes in standards.

  • Liaising with clients, contractors and third parties.

  • Assigning work to and checking the project team’s work.

  • Developing more junior staff by technical training and mentoring them.

Although principally office based, there may be a need to undertake site visits, attend progress meetings or visit other offices.


Essential Criteria

  • Current or recent in depth experience of developing trends in ITS

  • Qualified to Degree level or above

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills with a strong eye for accuracy

  • Able to undertake designs and supervise graduates

  • Ability to communicate ITS concepts, designs and principles to colleagues, internal project managers and clients

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

  • Demonstrate collaborative behaviours and engaging style of delivery

  • Good IT skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Strong awareness of Health and Safety issues in design and CDM

  • Project Management Experience

  • Have achieved, or be working towards Chartered Engineer or other relevant professional accreditation (Chartered Membership).


Jacobs offer a competitive package which includes a Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and the opportunity to participate in our Flexible Benefits programme which offers up to 29 days holiday per annum and a range of additional benefits.

Development opportunities and career progression are there for achievers.

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.

Join Jacobs. Imagine the possibilities.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester

Req ID: EU/0002CR