Jacobs Principal Transport Planner in Wokingham, United Kingdom

Principal Transport Planner


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

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

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

Within our UK Transport Planning Business, we have an opportunity for aPrincipal Transport Planner to complement our current team in Winnersh (Reading). Youwill be involved in the technical delivery of a range of transport planningprojects including strategy, appraisal, modelling and business case projects,with opportunities to work for various high profile clients across the UK andIreland.

This role will provide every opportunity for you to make your mark andinfluence the continuing sustainable growth of Jacobs in the UK.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Working with a team of transport planners, modellers and engineers focused on a variety of scheme development and appraisal projects

  • Leading the delivery of commissions as Project Manager and building excellent working relationships with a range of clients

  • Supervising and guiding junior members of the team to ensure successful project execution and commercial performance.


Essential Criteria:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline, you will have experience as a Transport Planner / Engineer for multi-modal transport and scheme development studies with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects

  • Project Management experience demonstrating responsibility for task, financial and risk controls

  • Working knowledge of WebTAG scheme appraisal processes and the application of these in Business Case development and area / corridor studies

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

  • Experience of successfully line managing, mentoring and developing junior colleagues

Desirable Criteria:

  • Chartered Engineer or other relevant professional membership / accreditation e.g. CIHT, TPP, CEng

  • Experience of the development and use of strategic and micro-simulation modelling software

  • Experience on public transport and/or active travel projects

  • Bid writing experience

  • MSc in a relevant Transport discipline

  • A recognised project management qualification e.g. Prince 2

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring- ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to goBeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees firstin 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 Jacobsyou will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusionand diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


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

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline PersonnelSecurity Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo variouschecks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History andCriminal 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 safetyand wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Wokingham

Req ID: BIA00001S