Jacobs careers in Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Transport Planning Director – Riyadh, Saudi

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Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. In our transport work, that means designing innovative solutions to move people and goods safely and efficiently across the globe. When it comes to connecting the people and places of tomorrow, the future of transport depends on us.

Help ‘deliver the amazing’ and be part of Jacobs Transportation team, that is responsible for maintaining and updating the long-range transport plans and the strategic transport visions for Saudi Arabia.

Whether your journey includes keeping pace with capacity building and accelerating technology innovations, ensuring safety and security or maintaining transport networks, we’re on board to serve all aspects of high‐speed and conventional passenger rail, freight and logistics, mass/public transit and innovative bus solutions. We’re a globally recognized leader in the safe and efficient delivery of transport solutions – from planning, design and development to construction delivery and management.

Due to a forecasted increase in a portfolio of transportation projects, we are seeking to recruit a locally based strategic, to be an integral part of the transport planning growth strategy in Saudi. We strive for individuals who are able to make a difference to the way we do things, who can provide inspirational leadership and drive business development and operational excellence. As the Transport Planning Director for Saudi, you will be in a position lead the development and growth of the transport Planning business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

You will be a technical and project lead for transport planning, demand and revenue forecasting and strategic planning studies as well as providing technical guidance for transport planning advice on large strategic consulting and design projects. Through regular industry participation, you will assist in developing existing and building strong new relationships and building a strong external reputation in your area of expertise. You will lead bids for transport planning work and assist with bids for large strategic consulting and design projects as part of this you will often work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams.

The role will be responsible for project delivery and project management, and for positioning and winning projects involving a range of services (mostly strategy/consultancy related). The role will be instrumental in collaborating with commercial, project management and technical leaders to create opportunities for Jacobs to plan, develop, deliver, and operate a range of projects.

This role will give you the opportunity to lead on ongoing projects, transportation tasks on multi- disciplinary projects, Rail Projects and Strategic Consultancy projects, proposals for strategic projects with existing clients such as PIF, Neom, Hyperloop, MOT, MOMRA, Aramco, SAR, RCRC.

You will need to work closely with the Middle East Transport Planning team, in growing our overall team in the Middle East. You will also engage with our global transport planning “Strategy and Solutions” team, who are responsible for bringing global experts to fit individual project’s needs.

Here’s What You’ll Need

You will be degree qualified in a transport planning or an engineering related discipline. You will have significant experience working on multidisciplinary transport projects of high complexity and a working knowledge of the local environment, relevant industry, particularly working in Saudi Arabia. You will be experienced in client facing with good communication, marketing, sales, and leadership skills. Arabic is not a must, but desirable.

A key attribute you will possess will be the ability to foster inclusive behaviours as well as creating the right working environment for employees. You will continue building on our global culture of caring creating a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees.

Bring your program delivery skills, leadership talent, and client relationship expertise, and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we are committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally – and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we have gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You will uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits, and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you will discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.   


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Company: Jacobs

Vacancy Type: Full-time 

Job Location: Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Application Deadline: N/A

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