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Technical Director - Transport Planning

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Jacobs

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**Technical Director \- Transport Planning**



**Description**



Jacobs leads the globalprofessional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected,sustainable world\. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific,technical, professional and construction\- and program\-management\. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companiesand organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clientsacross multiple markets and geographies\.



During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of thebiggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainablesolutions to the country's most critical issues, from access to clean air andsafe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility\.



That's because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineeringcompany\.



**_Ranked No\. 1 by Fortune's 2019World's Most Admired Companies..._**



Source \- http://fortune\.com/worlds\-most\-admired\-companies/list/filtered?industry=Engineering, Construction&sortBy=industry\-rank



**Our Transport Planning Business**



Jacobs is heavily involved in helping to transform the world's transportsystem to deliver a less congested, high quality and reliable services fortravellers, and businesses\. During the past 20 years the company's transportplanning team has developed an impressive array of skills and a considerabletrack record of achievement\. Our extensive portfolio of projects involvesworking with various major clients in the transport industry, including localauthorities, private sector and government, throughout the UK and Ireland\. Wealso have an extensive track record overseas proving services in MainlandEurope, India, the Middle East, South America the United States of America andAsia\.



**Role Outline/Responsibilities:**



Within our UK Transport Planning Business we have an opportunity for aTechnical Director to complement our current team in Reading\. You will beinvolved in the technical direction and delivery of a range of transportplanning projects including strategy, appraisal, and business case projects,with opportunities to work for various high profile clients across the UK\. Youwill also be responsible for shaping the future direction of a high performingtransport planning team, and working closely with our clients\.



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:**



+ You will demonstrate the right collaborativebehaviours and possess excellent communication skills to ensure you quicklyestablish strong relationships across our business and with our clients\.

+ You will help shape thedevelopment of the transport planning team in Reading

+ You will assist in mentoring team members to helpthem deliver excellence and achieve their own personal development objectives\.

+ You will also have the opportunity to support thewider Transport Planning Business and work with other UK clients within yourcore technical field\.

+ You will apply excellent knowledge of a range oftransport planning principles and techniques to deliver client objectives andyou will accurately interpret and communicate complex issues to both technicaland non\-technical audiences\.

+ You will provide technical leadership and act asone of our key client contacts\.

+ Strong Project Management is essential as you willlead a number of Transport Planning projects and programmes of work\.

+ Exceptional organisational skills are required toensure multiple complex projects are managed and delivered well and competingpriorities are resourced effectively in a dynamic team environment



**Qualifications**



**Essential:**



+ Degree qualified or equivalent withrelevant experience in a senior Transport Planning professional role

+ Demonstrable high level of technicalcompetency in a range of transport planning disciplines \(e\.g\. transportmodelling, business case development, sustainable transport, strategyformulation, public transport and development planning\) and knowledge of widerplanning and operational context\.

+ Knowledge of relevant legislation,transport planning standards/guidance \(e\.g\. WebTAG, 5\-Stage Business CaseModel\)\.

+ Demonstrate knowledge of theapplication of key transport planning software and techniques\.

+ Demonstrate proven Project Managementcapability and ability to successfully deliver complex projects and programmesof work in accordance with management systems and governance \(e\.g\. ISO 9001Quality Management System; risk management, financial/project controls\)

+ Demonstrate the right behaviours,embracing our Culture of Caring and Beyond Zero, and possess excellentcommunication \(e\.g\. written, verbal and presentational skills\) andrelationship\-building skills\.

+ Ability to produce clear, precise andcoherent analysis and reports \(e\.g\. Business Cases, Briefing Papers andTechnical Reports\) for a range of technical and non\-technical audiences\.

+ Ability to work both as part of amulti\-disciplinary team as well as possessing the ability to work independentlyand lead technical aspects/identifying solutions using professional judgementand analytical techniques\.

+ Ability to provide highly effectivesupport and mentoring to junior colleagues\.

+ Ability to provide management supportincluding operational and business metrics and general support



**Desirable:**



+ Post\-graduate qualification \(e\.g\. MSc,Diploma\) or equivalent in transport\-related discipline, management or ProjectManagement \(e\.g PRINCE2, APM\)

+ Membership of a relevant professionalinstitution \(e\.g\. Chartered Institute of Highways andTransportation\)\.

+ Evidence of Continuous Personal Development in Transport Planningrelated activity\.



Our Culture



At Jacobswe 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 arecommitted to equality across our business and we work with externalorganisations such as **STEM** , **WISE** **_\(Women in Science & Engineering\)_** and **Stonewall** \. _We are also_ **DisabilityConfident Committed** **_;_** _therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet theminimum criteria for a vacancy\._



Weencourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reducedhours' contracts\. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% ofthe Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs\.



When you join Jacobs you will have access to awide range of **Global Networks,** centred oninclusion and diversitywhich is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values\.



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



Successfulcandidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security StandardPre\-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including:Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record\. Ifyou are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employmentmay be delayed or rejected\.



JACOBSis an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeingof all\.



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**Job** Planning & Consulting



**Primary Location** United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-Wokingham\-UK Reading Winnersh



**Job Type** Experienced

**Req ID:** BI 0007V6

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