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Senior Transport Planner

Job Description and Requirements
  • *Job Summary**

The SP&A Team provides a full range of traffic and transportation planning services and is a key component in the Civil Infrastructure Business Line. Our Vision is to be the most recognized and trusted provider of transportation planning services to our clients in the Middle East. We envisage being the Middle East Centre of Excellence in all aspects of transport planning, but particularly in multi-modal transport master planning and transport modelling. AECOMs core services in this field include: 

+ Transport Impact Assessments 

+ Transport Network /Master Planning 

+ Transport Policy & Strategy Development 

+ Traffic Capacity Analysis 

+ Demand Forecasting and Management 

+ Parking Studies, Layout & Design 

+ Access Management 

+ Traffic Signal Timing 

+ Traffic Engineering 

+ Strategic Multi-Modal Transport Modelling 

+ Micro Traffic Simulation 

+ Freight Planning and Logistics 

+ Intelligent Transport Systems 

+ 3D Modelling & Evaluation 

+ Road Safety Studies & Operational Reviews 

Our Abu Dhabi office is currently seeking a Senior Traffic Engineer/ Planner to join our SP&A Team. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload. The role would suit a proactive, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team. This position would ideally suit someone with a transport planning and traffic modelling background and will be responsible for providing technical service and support in a variety of the SP&A service offerings, but with particular responsibility for traffic and transportation planning. 

Job Details: 

+ Effectively lead and contribute to transport planning and traffic engineering project tasks for various transport studies. 

+ Takes the lead on relevant projects and/or main project tasks. 

+ Provide development control, spatial planning and transport strategy advice. 

+ Be responsible for the delivery of relevant project reports. 

+ Be aware of and adhere to relevant legislation, codes of practice and departmental policies when planning and delivering transportation and traffic engineering related projects in the region. 

+ Continuously improve technical and industry knowledge by participating in forums and other industry related programs. 

+ Research, analyse and report on a range of transportation and traffic engineering related projects. 

+ Act as Project Manager or Deputy Project Manager as necessary including monitoring of financial and team performance. 

+ Develop project plans and detailed methodologies together with technical leader. 

+ Ensuring appropriate local resourcing levels for project work to be delivered efficiently. 

+ Provide technical support and supervision to junior staff. 

+ Ensuring technical content and quality of output produced are in line with the project brief and AECOMs quality procedures. 

+ Manage sub-consultants to produce deliverables against agreed timescales and in line with budget. 

+ Produce guides, case studies and deliver presentations. 

+ Manage and/or contribute to the preparation of client reports, bringing together the contributions from other specialist areas of the business. 

+ Review internal processes for effectiveness and efficiency and suggest possible areas for improvement where necessary. 

+ Support team manager in mentoring junior staff. 

Other duties as required: 

+ Business Development Support. 

+ Support practice leader in ensuring key strategic relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders. are effectively developed, managed and maintained. 

+ Provide significant inputs to the preparation of technical and financial bids for major projects in the region and across other business lines. 

+ Manage, lead and produce technical and financial bids for medium to small size projects in the region and across other business lines. 

+ Ensure delivery is in line with the Business Lines corporate objectives, on time and within the agreed budget. 

+ Effectively represent AECOM to relevant government departments, external agencies and other bodies appropriate to the post. 

+ Support practice leader in developing and implementing initiatives to enhance AECOMs Transportation Planning services offering, product, and supporting infrastructure (e.g. software, traffic analysis tools, capability statement, etc.) 

+ Maintain appropriate liaison with the business community, stakeholder and advisory groups. 

+ Identify and recommend talent within the transport planning field, and work with the practice leader and Director of SP&A to recruit other transport planners/engineers into the SP&A team to enhance local capabilities and grow the business in accordance with workload. 

+ Assist practice leader in identifying opportunities and prospects. 

+ Liaise with other AECOM geographies to maximize the AECOM offering. 

Specific Skills Required: 

+ Good understanding of industry transportation planning and traffic engineering practices, including the underlying principles sufficient to carry out and lead transport studies 

+ Working knowledge of GIS packages such as ArcGIS and MapInfo will be an advantage 

+ A clear appreciation and understanding of fundamental transportation planning principles 

+ Good report writing and presentational skills 

+ Good Project Management experience and skills 

+ Sound commercial acumen and business awareness 

Person Specification: 

The candidate is expected to lead by example and should demonstrate strong leadership attributes, such as: 

+ Proactive 

+ Decisive 

+ Pragmatic 

+ Organized 

+ Responsive 

General performance attributes relate to: 

+ The ability to communicate effectively, prepare presentations and reports 

+ participate constructively in project teams 

+ Committed to quality outcomes 

+ good personal organisation

  • *Minimum Requirements**

+ Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience in the field of transport planning with special emphasis on transport modelling and traffic engineering for a range of relevant projects and studies. 

+ Experience in traffic analysis and using HCS, SYNCHRO-SimTraffic, SIDRA, 

+ Experience with various strategic modelling platforms such as Cube and VISUM (preferred). 

+ Member of one of more professional organisations as asset (e.g. Charted Institute of Logistics and Transportation, PEng, PE). 

+ Abu Dhabi work experience is preferred.

  • *Preferred Qualifications**

+ Bachelors Degree Level Qualification or higher in Engineering or a related discipline (mandatory). 

+ Masters Degree Transport related (preferred).

  • *What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.