Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Transport Planner - People & Places Solutions

Civil/Transport Planning/Maths/Computing.

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Join the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) and have a meaningful, positive impact on our environments, communities, and societies worldwide. As a Jacobs Graduate you will be part of a larger network of talent who are Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow.

Some of our very own Jacobs Graduates have contributed to this advert – so you’re getting a firsthand account of what it’s like to work for us!

What we do at Jacobs 

Our People & Places Solutions (P&PS) business focuses on providing solutions to future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, transportation, and material resource and waste management.

While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK and Ireland, we also deliver local projects that protect communities. We lead with the environment and make social and natural capital central to how we solve our clients’ challenges.

We are helping to create the sustainable and resilient cities and communities of the future, making attractive places for all to live and work. Our Transport Planning & Mobility Solutions team is part of our People & Places Solutions business.

What's in it for you?

As a Jacobs Graduate you will join a structured 2-year programme aimed at progressing Graduates into global project leaders and problem solvers. Our GDP provides the framework, mentoring and expertise, supporting you to reach your full potential.

On joining our programme in September 2023, you will rapidly gain knowledge of how our company works, what motivates us and how you can make innovative contributions to our projects, helping us build a more connected and sustainable world.  

About the opportunity

The Transport Planning & Mobility Solutions team at Jacobs is one of the largest in the UK & Ireland, with a varied client base and strong pipeline of work supporting national and international project delivery.

We are looking for talented graduates to come and join our Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Warrington teams to deliver projects for local clients as well as supporting our colleagues across the UK&I and globally.

Our skillsets cover the full remit of multi-modal transport planning from high level policy and strategy advice through transport modelling, appraisal, economics to active travel, streets design, traffic engineering and junction design.

We are interested in hearing from candidates who are keen to develop a rounded set of skills as well as those who have more specialised interests such as transformational placemaking, transport decarbonisation or agent based modelling.  

You will have the support of a mentor, our management team and experts to guide your progress. You will also be given the ability to pursue relevant business and technical training to support your career development, as well as the freedom to grow your network and knowledge base to create innovative solutions.  

This opportunity is for transport planning and traffic engineering graduate role in our Leeds office.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • An interest in transport planning/traffic engineering such as:
    • Healthy Streets schemes
    • Active travel schemes
    • Mass transit schemes
    • Junction improvement schemes
    • Place-making schemes
    • Transport policy/strategy
    • Transport modelling/appraisal/economics
  • Be working towards a relevant Degree or Masters level qualification such as Geography, Planning, Economics, Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Data/Computer Science, Civil or other Engineering
  • To be a flexible and innovative self-starter who brings a curious mindset to finding solutions for real-world problems
  • The adaptability to learn, unlearn and re-prioritise as things around you change
  • You must have the permanent right to work in the UK.

We want you to bring your whole, authentic self to Jacobs - have you travelled around the world? Worked in a bar? Been captain of a sports team or volunteered for a charity? Tell us - we’re looking for people with interesting stories and experiences! 

Selection Process  

  • Step 1: Apply Online 
  • Step 2: Gamification Assessment 
  • Step 3: Interview 

What else we provide 

In addition to work-life balance and flexibility, employees also receive; 

  • Free single medical cover and digital GP service 
  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships 
  • An inclusive and diverse environment, embracing the variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees through Jacobs' Employee Networks  
  • A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and a network of positive mental health champions 
  • Opportunities to give back to our communities through our Collectively program, incorporating matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations. 

We are truly passionate about inclusion and diversity and recognise that this application and selection process may not suit all candidates. If this is the case for you, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can make this process more accessible. 

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Job ID Number: BIE0000GV
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Leeds
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Maths
  • Statistics
  • Transport Planning

Also Accepting...

  • Most STEM disciplines

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