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Jacobs Principal Engineer / Team Lead, Operational Road Safety in Manchester, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer / Team Lead, Operational Road Safety


At Jacobs, you will work with the most talented professionals and thought leaders to shape the future of the global professional services sector as we deliver ground-breaking and life-changing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

With more than $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the UK civil engineering consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects.

We are wishing to recruit an enthusiastic Principal Road Safety Engineer to the Manchester office to join our experienced national Operational Road Safety team, where you will have every opportunity to make your mark and influence the continuing growth of Jacobs.

Position Summary

You will be involved in the delivery of a wide range of road safety-related projects and activities for various high profile clients across the UK. In order for you to fulfil this role you must therefore have an interest in Road Safety and the need for collision investigation and prevention, road safety audit, and design team support.



Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrable experience in Collision Investigation and Prevention (CIP), road safety audit, and design team support

  • Ability to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis, reports and narrative setting out the findings of road safety investigations

  • Degree qualified or equivalent, you will have experience as a Road Safety Engineer for road safety studies with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects

  • Membership, or working towards membership of a relevant institution

  • Member of Society of Road Safety Auditors (MSoRSA) or eligible to achieve MSoRSA

  • Approved Road Safety Audit Team Leader in accordance with GG119 for strategic network projects (Highways England; Welsh Government; Transport Scotland)

  • Strong working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), and current design best practice including Manual for Streets, Manual for Streets II

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

Desirable Criteria

  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent

  • Holder of Certificate of Competence in Road Safety Audit (via a Highways England approved route, currently TMS or SoRSA) or eligible to achieve this with no further experience or qualification

  • Recent experience in working on Highways England PCF products

  • Experience in other relevant disciplines including highway design

  • Research experience

  • Track record of successfully mentoring and developing junior colleagues

  • Experience of AutoCAD

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

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.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester

Req ID: BI 0005X8