Planning Engineer wanted – ATKINS – Dubai

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Construction, Programme Management
We are currently looking for a Planning Engineer to join our team in Dubai, UAE.

Create and maintain project schedules that support and align with project requirements.
Develop the project schedules in conjunction with the project team.
Interact with project team to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules, cost information and identification of variances from original plan.
Interact with and assist to schedule work and coordinate assignments.
Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.
Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around.
Support project team to maintain timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems.
Assist project team to develop status reports to keep management informed on project progress.
Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules.
Perform other duties as assigned.
SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies; with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.
Our aim is to protect and maximise our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include: Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.
Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

Minimum 5 to 8 years of experience with bachelor’s degree
Experience in Construction, Engineering, Architecture
Computer literacy in Primavera P6 and MS applications, including Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of CPM and/or other planning and resourcing methods
Project management techniques.
Able to coordinate and work with other teams and have basic multi-disciplinary knowledge.
Good research and analytical skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Professional working knowledge of project management software and tools
Proficient knowledge of the PMBOK®
Working experience with multi-disciplinary project teams.
Assist in the planning and scheduling of all projects plans including time, cost, and resource plans.
Monitor and consolidate the overall project plans.
Monitor the reporting system summarizing the progress status of all projects.
Monitor and advise on status of project KPIs.
Monitor the control of project risk workshops and monitor the Risk Management Process.
Rewards and Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
A competitive salary
22 calendar days annual leave;
Medical and life insurance cover;
Company gratuity scheme;
Discretionary bonus scheme;
Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Employee Well-Being Programme – 24-hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

Principal Marine Engineer wanted – AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary:
Make a significant contribution to the sales, profitability and management of work and people in the Geotechnical, Ports & Marine Group.
Develop the Coastal and Marine Engineering discipline to enable AECOM to be a leader in the Middle East region.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Contribute to the Ports & Marine & Geotechnical Group.

Skills – Develop and retain a high level of technical skill.
Particular skills to include:
Master or PhD in Civil, Marine, Marine structures, Coastal, Oceanography or related field
7 to 20+ years’ experience in coastal or marine engineering;
Extensive experience in the planning and design of marine structures such as breakwaters, revetments, marinas, scour protection systems, block work quaywalls, sheet pile, diaphragm walls, jetties.
Extensive experience in the planning and design of artificial islands, beaches, marinas, harbours and water front development.

Extensive knowledge in coastal modelling including hydrodynamic, waves and sediment transport modelling including knowledge of DHI Mike Zero and Delft modelling suites, Staad Pro, Plaxs, Geo5, Slope-W.

Experience in the Middle East in a consultancy environment.

Availability to travel within the Middle East;

Availability to do occasional site supervision trips in UAE and Middle East

Experience in project management, proposal preparation and business development;

Desirable skills:

Experience in port planning and design of port structures; and

Experience in geotechnical and foundation design of coastal and marine structures.


Project Delivery – Perform project management and “hands on” technical work to support the delivery of projects. Coordinate and supervise the work created by the marine team. Coordinate with other engineering disciplines through liaison with other professionals. Monitor the work of staff allocated to specific projects to ensure that technical competence and performance meets the requirements of allocated projects. Ensure that all projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Clients – support the established client base in the Middle East market. Maintain harmonious client relationships as the project and local market level.

Continuous Improvement – A commitment to continual professional development. A commitment to continual learning on relevant technological business and human relationship matters.

Business Growth – Assist the Ports & Marine and Geotechnical Group Leader to deliver the growth, diversification and stability targets set out in the regional strategic plan.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 7 years of experience in coastal, marine, geotechnical engineering discipline in a consultancy environment;

Project management experience for consulting projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Engineering

Higher level degree (M.Sc or P.hD desirable)

Urban Designer – ATKINS – Dubai

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REF: ME-006147
From Atkins offices in UAE, the Urban Designer will provide technical and professional support in the execution of urban and regional planning projects.
The Urban Designer will be a core team member of a large project team, working with other urban planners, economists, transport and infrastructure consultants supporting the delivery of strategic planning projects.
To be a key member of the urban planning team in the Region and provide urban planning and master planning design services to external and internal clients as part of the Atkins’ Middle East planning team.

To be involved in strategic planning studies, urban design and public realm projects in the Middle East.
Technical management of urban design and master planning projects
Support in the preparation of technical bids and fee proposals for master planning and urban design projects and other major infrastructure projects where appropriate
Project management of medium and large scale projects involving multi-disciplinary teams
Will be responsible for the management of teams and meeting agreed budgets
Other duties associated with the main role and responsibilities will be requested from time to time.

SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.


Technical Competencies


Degree or postgraduate qualification in urban planning.
Minimum 8 years solid experience in urban design projects. Previous experience of city scale, strategic planning/designing projects is particularly important.
Confident presenter, able to convey urban planning strategies and concepts to large audiences and senior figures within Government.
Behavioural Competencies


Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be a team player and have a customer focus
Must have previous consultancy experience and technical management skills
Must have excellent graphic and oral expression capability and be very comfortable with the core of his/her skill set in the urban planning arena
Ability to solve problems by thinking laterally and be able to understand the needs and requirements to provide design solutions in a developing country
Must be able to work in a multicultural team and manage challenging multicultural client relationships
Able to be flexible and adapt to working in a demanding Middle East environment, working from clients offices and interacting with client team members.

Senior Transport Planner wanted at AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary
AECOM is currently seeking to hire Senior Transport Planner, Dubai.
The overall team has a wide-ranging capability from site feasibility and master planning, through to planning and then detailed design of transport infrastructure. They are involved in local, national and international development projects with a variety of clients. The multi-disciplinary nature of the business also means that we are able to deliver project teams from disciplines wider than transportation to offer clients a true ‘one stop shop’.
Job Duties:

Assist in the preparation of fee proposals for submission to clients, including resources and programme.
Act as Project Manager as necessary, with a responsibility for delivering projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.
Develop junior staff and assist in training and mentoring.
Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.

Attend internal project briefing, to gain overview of project and jobholder’s responsibility within the project.

Carry out briefing and management of the junior team members in analysing data, development of plans, computer modelling and report writing.

Prepare fee proposal for Line Manager approval.

Carry out briefing and management of the junior team members in analysing data, development of plans, computer modelling and report writing.

Attend Project Progress meetings.

Prepare client reports.

Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief.

Provide specialist advice to other areas of the business.

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

Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.

Specific Skills Required:

Development and application of the Dubai RTA VISUM Transport Model for the purpose of TIS / TMP studies

Development and application of a major microscopic transport model (e.g. Legion, VISSIM, Dynasim.)

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes):

Safeguard – To operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritising safety and security in all that you do

Be decisive – Know how to prioritize, advocate focus and accountability

Be impactful – Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and results.

Be client-focused – Be collaborative, innovative and strategic.

Be the role model – Lead by example, demand excellence, maintain safety and integrity as top priorities.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience in the field of transport planning and modelling of which at least 5 years must be focused on transport modelling.

Experience of delivering technical challenging development projects.

Experience in the use of the following computer programmes: TRICS, Oscady, Arcady, Picady, Transyt and/or Linsig. (Autocad and Autotrack would be advantageous)

Experience in the preparation and delivery of Access Feasibility, Transport Scoping, Transport Statements, Transport Assessments and Travel Plans for a wide range of development proposals.

Working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads & Bridges and Local Authority Guidelines

Experience of engaging with local authority officers and understanding of the planning process

Understanding of Health and Safety requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Educated to degree/masters level.

Professional Accreditation such as MICE, MILT or CIHT.

Working towards Chartered or Transport Planning Professional status.

Job Category Engineering – Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197583BR

Principal Transport Planner wanted at AECOM – Dubai

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Principal Transport Planner, VISUM Model, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai
Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Principal Transport Planeer / Engineer to be based in Dubai.
Job Duties:
Technical Management:
Effectively advise on transport planning policies and their implementation and the related allocation of resources in relation to all services covered by this post

Takes the lead on relevant projects

Be aware of and adhere to relevant legislation, codes of practice and departmental policies when planning and directing the delivery of transport planning 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 quantitative and qualitative transport related projects

Prepare tender submissions

Act as Project Manager or Project Director, as necessary

Develop detailed methodologies

Produce guides, case studies and deliver presentations

Undertake data recording and analysis tasks

Manage 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

Other duties as required Business Development.

Ensure key strategic relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders are effectively developed, managed and maintained

Ensure delivery is in line with the Business Line’s 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

Plan, direct and deliver the Services in accordance with appropriate procedures and legislation

Develop and implement initiatives to enhance AECOM’s transport planning services offering, product, and supporting infrastructure (e.g. software, modelling tools, capability statement, etc.)

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

Maintain a watching brief on best working practices within and beyond local government, and ensure these are effectively communicated to the team

Liaise with other AECOM geographies to maximize the AECOM offering.

Specific Skills:

The candidate should have:

Good understanding of industry practices and regulations, including the underlying principles sufficient to carry out and lead transport planning studies

Sound database / spreadsheet skills or preferably abilities in statistical / transport modelling software and the ability to handle large data sets

Good comprehension of transportation policy and regulatory systems

Working knowledge of AutoCAD, MicroStation beneficial, but not mandatory

A clear appreciation and understanding of fundamental highways / traffic engineering principles (to facilitate the change to working on UAE technical standards)

Minimum Requirements

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. AECOM’s core services in this field include:

Strategic Multi-Modal Transport Modelling

Transport Impact Assessments

Demand Forecasting and Management

Transport Network /Master Planning

Transport Policy & Strategy Development

Traffic Capacity Analysis

Parking Studies, Layout & Design

Access Management

Traffic Signal Timing

Traffic Engineering

Micro Traffic Simulation

Freight Planning and Logistics

Intelligent Transport Systems

3D Modelling & Evaluation

Road Safety Studies & Operational Reviews

This position will be responsible for providing technical leadership in a variety of these service offerings, but with particular responsibility for Traffic Impact Studies, Multi-modal Transport Master Planning, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Capacity Assessments, and Access/Circulation Studies.


Bachelors Degree Level Qualification or higher in a related field (mandatory)

Masters Degree (preferred)

Work Experience

Minimum of 10-15 years of relevant experience in the field of transport planning/engineering of which at least 5 years must be focussed on transport planning studies
Professional Accreditation

Chartership/certification/licence from a recognized professional body (e.g. P.E., P.Eng., C.Eng., etc.) preferred
Preferred Qualifications

Although this position is oriented predominantly towards technical delivery, the candidate is expected to take on increasing levels of team leadership and to lead by example. As such he/she should demonstrate strong leadership attributes, such as:






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

The candidate should be able to travel locally, regionally, and internationally

Dubai experience is preferred.

Arabic language skills (reading, writing, and spoken) are an asset

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196852BR