Associate Transport Modeller
Leeds, GB
3d ago

Salary : Competitive

Opening Date for Applications : 01 / 05 / 19

Closing Date for Applications : 29 / 05 / 19

Jacobs leads the global professional 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 77,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

Helping our clients to move millions of people a day in a sustainable manner is a key part of our day-to-day work. Decisions made on transport infrastructure can influence the shape and success of our cities for generations, at a time of rapidly changing work and living patterns.

We help our clients decide whether to invest in hard capital infrastructure, nudge people out of their cars on to more sustainable forms of transport or devise new ways of using existing infrastructure more intensively -

all while understanding the wider economic and political implications of such policies.Our more than 1,000 transport planners worldwide offer a full range of services, from front-

end feasibility studies and policy development, to full-scale strategic modelling and scheme appraisal, to the detailed analysis of projects.

Jacobs Transport Planning discipline has an enviable reputation in the UK as a result of our extensive portfolio of high profile projects.

Our projects involve working with various major clients in the transport industry, including local authorities, private sector, and government, throughout the UK and Ireland.

We wish to recruit an experienced Transport Modeller (Associate grade) to complement our current team in Leeds, UK. You will become part of a respected and ambitious team, and the role will provide every opportunity for you to make your mark and influence the continuing sustainable growth of Jacobs in the UK.

As a Transport Modeller you will be involved in delivering a wide range of transportation projects, for various high profile clients across the UK.

In order for you to fulfil this role you must have knowledge and experience of using industry standard modelling packages and recognised transport appraisal techniques.

You will support and advise a large team working on a variety of transport planning projects and will be involved in the preparation and use of a wide range of transport models, including providing guidance to junior members of staff.

You will also get involved in the economic appraisal of schemes and subsequent technical reporting.On a day to day basis you will work with colleagues to deliver a variety of projects, whilst also getting involved in managing client relationships and bidding for future work.

Essential :

  • A numerate degree in a relevant subject (, Mathematics, Economics)
  • Significant experience (10+ years) as a Transport Modeller for highway and public transport studies, with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects
  • Detailed practical proficiency working with Strategic demand modelling software (SATURN)
  • Detailed practical proficiency working with Microsimulation modelling software (VISSIM)
  • Experience of undertaking Traffic engineering tasks and Transport Assessment studies
  • Knowledge of DfT WebTAG guidelines
  • Ability to work independently and also to guide others to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis and reports from transport models and transport appraisal techniques
  • Numerate with excellent data analysis skills. Competency in data analysis packages, such as Excel / Access
  • Good technical report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive experience of managing and training staff
  • Project Management experience
  • Commercial Awareness and experience of leading and contributing to bids
  • Desirable :

  • MSc in Transport Planning
  • Experience in using economic assessment software (, QUADRO, COBALT)
  • Experience in statistical analysis packages / programming languages (, SQL, VBA, Python)
  • Experience working with other macroscopic / microscopic modelling software
  • Experience of using junction modelling software (Arcady / Picady / Linsig)
  • Knowledge and experience of GIS software (, QGIS, MapInfo)
  • Chartered Engineer or other relevant professional accreditation (Chartered Membership), or working towards it
  • JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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