Senior Project Planner, Transportation Job at Jacobs – in Leeds

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About the opportunity

Jacobs Transportation has an enviable reputation in Highways, Rail and Aviation. The Highways UK infrastructure consultancy sector includes a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include Highways England (HE), Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, national and regional contractors and several significant Local Authorities. Our Rail team provides a comprehensive passenger and freight consultancy and engineering services to the rail sector, covering the full spectrum of railway infrastructure requirements, from business case and project development, preliminary appraisal and feasibility studies through to detailed design, implementation and operational management advice. Our internationally respected Aviation team are active at all major UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester, with a growing portfolio of overseas commissions.

Jacobs are looking for Project Planners who will lead and manage programme schedules in technical consultancy services to major clients in the Transportation sector delivering a range of multi-disciplinary projects.

About you

As a Project Planner within our Transportation business you will undertake a key role in delivering our client requirements. As an individual we would look to you to show significant experience in developing, implementing and maintaining schedules, communications across all ranges and levels of personnel, demonstrate the ability to work to tight deadline, prioritising tasks combined with being a team player

You will help to foster a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement, demonstrating adaptability and commitment to supporting others across the team in delivering a high-quality service. Showing leadership of a team of diverse individuals, actively encouraging new ways of thinking to provide an agile delivery environment.

In delivery you should understand your clients requirements and the impacts of the success factors of the project, developing a schedule and delivery plan to ensure success. With experience in planning, delay analysis and reporting you will play a critical role in the delivery and support of your Project Manager, delivering a safe working culture within project teams that you are responsible for and to promote safety within all aspects of your work.

As a key member of the project team you should have excellent communication skills, allowing you to maintain relationships with your client, your team and the Jacobs organisation. You will communicate progress, potential issues and risks to inform and proposed mitigation to your client and internally.


Here’s What You’ll Need:
You will have proven planning experience gained across a range of projects. With a sound understanding of project schedule principles and application, you will have the ability to:

Developing, implementing, and maintaining effective schedules

Identifying potential project schedule delays and mitigations

Proven ability to engage with, influence, and manage communications at an operational level with the project team and both internal and external stakeholders.

Report the schedule status of projects in accordance with company methods

Work as part of a team to ensure project delivery to the cost, time and quality objectives of the Client and the Jacobs organisation.

Understand the factors affecting motivation of project team members

Operate within various forms of contract

Excellent organisation skills and an ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Operate reporting tools and systems to allow for clear reporting

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.

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.

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.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here.

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.

About the Company

Company: Jacobs –

Company Location:  Leeds

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