Jacobs Section Leader - Transport Planning in Melbourne, Australia

Section Leader - Transport Planning


Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including environmental, engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

We are actively seeking to appoint a Section Leader to drive the growth of our Transport Planning business within Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT. This represents a fantastic opportunity to lead a high performing team, with established pipeline of work and existing customer relationships.

Reporting to the Director of Operations (Transport - Southern), this role will lead and develop the Transport Planning Section within the Buildings and Infrastructure business in Melbourne. The position represents a key leadership role and will be accountable for driving and growing the business. The successful candidate will be experienced in business leadership and will be responsible for providing senior project leadership, multi discipline project management, documentation reviews, preparation of tender proposals and business development activities.

As a key member of the Operations Leadership Team, you will work collaboratively to deliver on operational objectives. This will include:

  • Develop a Section Plan in line with Operational and Regional business plans, monitor implementation and develop corrective actions if and as required.

  • Work pro-actively and collaboratively with other members of the leadership team to deliver strategic and growth objectives.

  • Lead the Section to deliver against agreed goals, strategies and KPI’s.

  • Monitor local industry, competitor and client trends, assessing and managing their impact on capability and competitiveness in the market.

  • Lead change management and performance initiatives in the Section.Implementation of resource sharing opportunities across other Sections and across Southern Region and the APAC Region.

  • Support and advise Project Managers on managing operational risk, including project delivery, HSEC, quality and service.

About you

We require a tertiary qualified individual with previous experience within a relevant professional services/consulting based setting. Ideally you will have exposure to working across multiple market sectors in the Victorian market. You will be required to demonstrate your track record of success in building effective client relationships and contributing to business growth. Our ideal candidate will be a collaborative decision maker with the ability to develop and inspire others. Identifying and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement to build a constructive culture is key for this role.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations.

Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and well-being events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you. Rethinking how you work, our culture at Jacobs means it’s all about what you do, not where you are, which counts!

It’s a great time to join Jacobs. Achieve more with a global brand. Apply online by clicking on the link below.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs


Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-Melbourne

Req ID: SOU000108