Senior Transport Planner – AECOM – UAE

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AECOM Senior Transport Planner- Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi- United Arab
Emirates
United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi- Abu Dhabi
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.
AECOM`s 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 AECOM`s 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 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.

Support practice leader in developing and implementing initiatives to enhance AECOM`s 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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept
unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of
a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement- AECOM will not consider or agree to
payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a
recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed
agreement- AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those
candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any
unsolicited resumes- including those submitted to hiring managers- are deemed
to be the property of AECOM.

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. 211212BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race- color- religion- sex- national origin- sexual orientation- gender
identity- disability or protected veteran status.

MEP BIM Lead – AECOM – UAE

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AECOM MEP BIM Lead in Abu Dhabi- United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi- Abu Dhabi
Job Summary
As MEP BIM Lead- you will be part of the AECOM Middle East B&P MEP Team and
will report to a senior member of the MEP Team.
The role is to manage the MEP BIM Team to ensure accurate and efficient BIM
delivery across the project delivery portfolio.
Key responsibilities are:
Management of the MEP BIM Team
Reporting on Team resourcing requirements with respect to project deadlines
Development of the Team skills to ensure a high level of competency- accuracy
and efficiency in project delivery

Implementing continuous improvements in team skills methods of working an

efficiencies

Interfacing with the Digital Project Delivery Lead to ensure alignment of
strategies

Ensuring robust strategies in place for project coordination workflows

The candidate must be from an MEP design background and be fully conversant
with the implementation of MEP projects in BIM- including development of
Dynamo scripts- automation of design processes and production of MEP designs
and schedules in BIM. The candidate must be fully conversant with Revit-
Navisworks- clash detection and resolution techniques- QAQC procedures
together with Industry standards such as AIA BIM Forum- BS/PAS 1192 and best
practices. The candidate must be a good communicator and be capable of
mentoring and building a team.

Job Duties:

In addition to the skills outlined above- the duties are:

Responsible for developing MEP BIM workflows to improve the efficiency of BIM
delivery

Create and help manage MEP discipline BIM Standards

Manage MEP Revit Templates

Develop MEP BIM content based on BIM Modelling standards

Development of standard modelling practices and procedures and implementing
these within the team

Collaborate and communicate with other disciplines regarding coordination
issues and common model development tasks

Perform both routine and non-routine- complex modelling assignments that
require judgment in resolving issues or making recommendations.

Works with Project BIM Managers and project engineers to communicate- problem
solve- and update models for coordination and design issues

Assist engineers/architects with drawing coordination problem solving

Maintain awareness of compliance to safety and quality standards and
integration of design

Implement BIM modelling techniques and processes to improve the overall
efficiency and effectiveness of the production process.

Provide a leadership role to the junior modellers within the discipline

Maintain an overview of developments in BIM modelling systems and standard
Codes of Practice.

Upskilling the BIM team to execute AECOM standard processes into everyday
project production and deliver LOD 200 & LOD 300 models

Improve and customize content libraries including Revit families

Develop and execute user training for BIM software

Manage drawing standards and ensure consistency across the team

Direct and manage all MEP BIM related activities from project start-up to
project completion

Manage the adherence to the BIM Execution Plan (including defined project
standards) by the entire MEP project team

Manage the collaboration/file exchange site and process for the project

Liaise with the MEP teams in other offices and GDC`s.

Responsible for implementing model maintenance and model QA/QC processes
projects

Provide regular updates on the status of BIM Team and training to the MEP team
Management.

Specific Skills Required:

Expert in Revit MEP

Must be proficient in use of Navisworks Manage for multidisciplinary
coordination

Must be versed in local industry BIM Initiatives and internationally
recognised BIM initiatives- standards- protocols and mandates such as BS1192
and ISO19650

Must be proficient in drawing/model management systems (BIM 360 Docs & Glue-
Aconex or ProjectWise)

General knowledge of integrated architectural and engineering practice

Knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e.- Word- Excel- and Outlook)

Must be detail-oriented- consistent and highly accurate in the work

Should have a thorough grasp of engineering modelling and principles.

Must be self-motivated- detail-oriented professional with strong
organizational skills

Must have good communication skills: interpersonal- listening- oral- and
written

Ability to set priorities in an efficient and timely manner to meet essential
job functions.

Must be a team player- have a positive attitude- and be a self-starter.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Minimum Requirements

10+ years` experience with modelling software in an engineering environment

Experience of delivering MEP BIM Projects in the UAE

Previous Project BIM Coordination / Project Information Management experience

Revit Certified Professional certification required within 2 years of current version

Experience with team management and training.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor`s Degree in an MEP Engineering discipline is required.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM- you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the
most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time- addressing
the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations
to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth- flexibility and
creativity- as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion- diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are- how we act and what we aspire to- which comes
down to not only

delivering a better world – but working to |make amazing happen| in each
neighborhood- community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer-
we believe in each person`s potential- and we`ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering – Engineering Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 210660BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race- color- religion- sex- national origin- sexual orientation- gender
identity- disability or protected veteran status.

Principal Transport Planner – AECOM – UAE

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AECOM Principal Transport Planner- Dubai in Dubai- United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates – Dubai- Dubai
Job Summary
AECOM is currently seeking to hire Pricipal Transport Planner to be based at
Dubai.
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.

Job Duties:

The duties of the Principal Transport Planner/Engineer fall broadly into two
categories – Technical Management and Business Development. Key duties are as
follows.

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 Required:

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)

Excellent Project Management skills

Person Specification (Personality Attributes):

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:

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

Additional Comments:

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

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

Minimum Requirements

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Masters Degree (preferred)

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

What We Offer

When you join AECOM- you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the
most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time- addressing
the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations
to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth- flexibility and
creativity- as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion- diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are- how we act and what we aspire to- which comes
down to not only

delivering a better world – but working to |make amazing happen| in each
neighborhood- community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer-
we believe in each person`s potential- and we`ll help you reach yours.

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. 211213BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race- color- religion- sex- national origin- sexual orientation- gender
identity- disability or protected veteran status.

Resident Engineer wanted – AECOM – Dubai

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Resident Engineer – Highways and Interchanges, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates – Dubai, Dubai
 
Job Summary
 
AECOM is seeking an experienced Resident Engineer for a project located in the UAE. The Resident Engineer will be responsible for the activities and efficiency of his staff for the satisfactory prosecution of the work under his supervision. He has the responsibility to build and maintain an organization that can effectively provide the necessary staking, testing and inspection to ensure the project is constructed according to the plans and specifications. He/she will familiarize rapidly with the plans, specifications and amendments to effectively administer the work.

Job Duties :
 
Monitor the client’s programme or progress report
 
Ensure the Client’s compliance with the Contract Documents.
 
Inspect all workmanship and material.
 
Coordinate the supply of vertical and horizontal controls for the Client’s.
 
Make layout checks on line and grades.
 
Coordination with other Clients.
 
Maintain all file records on designated forms. These records include all reports on work force, equipment, progress, safety, etc.

Review and approve the Client’s shop drawings.

Locate, execute and interpret all soils and materials testing according to the provisions in the Contract Documents and Specifications.

Responsible for the Contract and will not relieve the Clients of his responsibilities without authorization.

Responsible for the final materials submittals and approval.

Check and certify progress payments to the Clients.

Check personnel, equipment and material costs for all Variation Orders and Change Orders required under the terms of the Contract.

Review requests for additional compensation and time extension.

Prepare Variation Orders for all ‘Additional’ and ‘New’ works.

Preparation of the Monthly Report.

Site Safety monitoring wherein the monitoring activities, meeting, reviews, safety violations, rectification measures, and accident reports are included in the Monthly Progress Report.

When necessary, determine proper costs of additions or credits due to the Client and recommend appropriate action.

Inspect safety conditions and inform the Clients of construction safety violations and follow up action to be taken.

Specific Skills Required :

Strong Construction supervision experiences on roads and infrastructure projects.

Well experienced in the construction field.

Ability to utilize modern computer software and survey equipment. High level of critical thinking skills.

Good understanding of FIDIC Red Book (1987)

Good understanding of RTA contract conditions

Sound knowledge of Roads & Bridge construction work

Expertise in Planning, Claim Resolution, Landscape and Irrigation

Conversant in MS Office Applications

Fully aware of procedures & requirements related to RTA eNOC’s system as well as local authority approvals.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of 15years experience

Experience on similar large scale projects related to Highways & Interchanges within the Middle East and preferably in UAE/ Dubai.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201214BR

Scheduler wanted – PARSONS – Abu Dhabi

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REF:  54095
Scheduler
Parsons International
Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
The Scheduler will work as part of the Project Controls team and will be responsible for implementing schedule and earned value management across a selection of projects, in coordination with Project Managers and Engineering Leads. The main objective of this role is to help generate a Sector-wide reporting and analysis tool, which will serve as the benchmark for evaluating projects’ performance. The Scheduler may also be required to provide support to proposals and/or construction projects with respect to planning and scheduling issues and progress of the works.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Establish the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in coordination with the Project Manager.
Develop detailed schedules with resource/cost loading at the activity level.
Develop and maintain detailed deliverable lists for each design project in coordination with Project/Engineering Manager.
Implement a deliverable-based progress measurement model and coordinate with Leads to maintain periodic updates.
Utilize Earned Value Management techniques to evaluate schedule and cost performance metrics.
Maintain bi-weekly updates of Earned Value Analysis dashboard at the project and Sector level.
Construction Support: Review, check and evaluate Contractors’ schedule of works. Monitor the work progress, compare to the accepted program of work and report to the Project Manager. Prepare weekly and/or monthly progress reports covering the status of construction projects.
Proposal Support: Develop schedules in support of Parsons’ proposals for new pursuits.
Attend meetings (both internally and externally) and discuss/present schedule/progress related matters.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction or related field.
At least 7 years of experience in Planning/Scheduling, utilizing Primavera Project Management ‘P6’.
Must have experience working on both design and construction projects.
Proven experience in utilization of Earned Value Management in performance analysis and reporting.
Must be fluent in English both written and spoken and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and managers.
Must be able to represent Parsons in front of clients in meetings/presentations.
Preferably have minimum 3 years’ experience in the Gulf region.
Must have excellent skills in utilizing MS Office application, especially Excel. Must be able to create and maintain complex spreadsheets, including utilization of complex formulas.

Planning Engineer wanted – ATKINS – Dubai

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FG-006291
Construction, Programme Management
We are currently looking for a Planning Engineer to join our team in Dubai, UAE.

Role:
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.

Skills:
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

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.
Responsibilities
 
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.

Requirements

Technical Competencies

Essential

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

Essential

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.

Education:

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:

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

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