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