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Principal Transport Planner, VISUM Model, Dubai

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Principal Transport Planner, VISUM Model, Dubai

JobID: 23339-1222491

Location: Dubai, ARE

Description: **Business Line** Transportation

**Position Title** Principal Transport Planner, VISUM Model, Dubai

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi


**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:

* 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

**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.


_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_** _Transportation Operations Management / Traffic Monitoring_

**_Country_** _United Arab Emirates_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _176094BR_

_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._


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