Senior Transport Planner – AECOM – UAE


AECOM Senior Transport Planner- Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi- United Arab
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

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:






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

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 – Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213560BR

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.