Jacobs Transport Planner in Rotterdam House, United Kingdom

Transport Planner


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 74,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

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.

Jacobs is heavily involved in helping to transform the world’s transport system to deliver a less congested, high quality and reliable services for travellers, and businesses. During the past 20 years the company’s transport planning team has developed an impressive array of skills and a considerable track record of achievement.

Our extensive portfolio of projects involves working with various major clients in the transport industry, including local authorities, private sector and government, throughout the UK and Ireland. We also have an extensive track record overseas proving services in Mainland Europe, India, the Middle East, South America the United States of America and Asia.

We currently have an opportunity within our Transportation team for a Transport Planner, in Newcastle, where you will make your mark and influence the continuing growth of Jacobs.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Transport Planner you will be involved in the delivery of a wide range of strategic transport projects, on behalf of Government Agencies and Local Authority clients but with opportunities to engage with colleagues from across the UK.

You will support a team working on a variety of transport planning projects, ranging from transport modelling and scheme appraisal to planning policy development.



We are looking for a Transport Planner to fulfil a range of analytical, policy/strategy and business case development functions. We will expect:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject for example Mathematics, Geography or Economics

  • You will have experience as a Transport Planner for road and/or public transport studies with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects

  • Ability to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis and reports from transport models and transport appraisal techniques

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


  • MSc in Transport or equivalent experience

  • Wider experience of local transport planning work e.g. travel plans, network management, data collection, Business Case development etc

  • Experience of project and client management

  • Experience in working with Micro and/or Macro modelling software (e.g. SATURN, CUBE, VISUM, VISSIM, Junctions9, TRANSYT, LINSIG etc)

  • Experience of statistical analysis / programming and data analysis using GIS packages such as ArcGIS, QGIS or MapInfo software

  • Chartered Engineer or other relevant professional accreditation (Chartered Membership)

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘ BeyondZero ’.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 promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering)initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on

inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


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

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 opportunities employer and committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Rotterdam House

Req ID: EU/0002BZ