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Jacobs Associate Director - Aviation Forecasting in Wokingham, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

The Transaction, Commercial and Contracts Advisory (TCCA) unit at Jacobs is around 50 strong and spread throughout the UK, with an office in Bologna, Italy.

TCCA provide advice and solutions where ‘infrastructure touches money’. The team brings deep sector knowledge combined with business expertise, to advise public and private sector clients when they are considering investing in infrastructure assets, when these assets change hands or when clients seek to manage and/or improve the performance of their assets or their business. across the following service areas:

  • Lenders’ Technical Advice

  • Commercial & Technical Due Diligence

  • Contracts and Procurement Advisory

  • Transaction Advisory

TCCA provide services to global clients, on global infrastructure projects, leveraging the technical services from other parts of Jacobs, and collaborating with P3/Transaction Advisory teams in other global regions. Our team includes professionals who have deep knowledge of one element of our services as well as those who work across our service areas.


The successful candidate(s) will:

  • Provide technical / analytical leadership to demand forecasting and market development studies. Additional capability in other aviation business planning fields such as revenue model development, operating cost performance, etc. is desirable

  • Lead technical report delivery for public and private sector clients

  • Provide technical supervision and guidance to staff

  • Lead client meetings and presentation of work

  • Pro-actively develop skills within the team both on the job and through formal training

  • Project manage forecasting and other related projects

  • Lead in the preparation of bids and marketing, and play an active role in sales development

This opportunity is UK wide.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • A relevant degree (Class 2:1 or above) in a numerate discipline e.g. Economics, Mathematics, Business, Operational Research

  • Experienced aviation professional with demonstrable experience of producing airport demand forecasts for internal or external management consumption

  • Demonstrated experience of industry applicable demand forecasting techniques

  • Broad experience of the wider aviation sector, to include areas such as business planning, forecasting, aeronautical and commercial revenues, operating costs, regulation, strategy development, management organisation and capacity appraisal

  • Comprehensive knowledge of key market trends and the ability to communicate these clearly and effectively both internally and externally

  • Strong commercial and financial awareness, with specific appreciation of risks within the aviation sector

  • Excellent analytical skills, a strong ability to lead complex spreadsheet models, including familiarity with modelling best practice

  • Extensive experience of producing high quality technical reports for public and/or private sector clients

  • An interest in the aviation industry

  • Extensive project management experience

  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team and to share ideas and expertise with team members to support ongoing learning and improvement

  • Experience of building client relationships, work winning and report and proposal writing

Desirable characteristics for this role include:

  • A post-graduate qualification in a relevant field

  • Line management experience

  • Previous experience of leading other (non-forecasting) technical workstreams or managing projects with a large technical component

  • Experience in other transport related projects, e.g. rail and toll roads

The successful candidate will offer:

  • A desire to develop their career and progress quickly

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • A reliable and cooperative team player

  • Effective organisational and communication skills

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.


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.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.