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Senior Transport Planner

  • Job reference: ME-005457
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Planning
  • Location: Dubai

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We are currently looking for a qualified Transport Planner with 10 years’ experience to join our Strategic Transport Planning Business in the Middle East.
 
The candidate will be degree-qualified in a related professional field and ideally holding a Master’s qualification. Experience in leading and delivering transportation projects within a multi-disciplinary technical environment together with knowledge of Middle East and/or International Transport Planning standards and practices is essential. Transport modelling experience is considered an asset, report writing and presentation skills are essential. 
Qualifications
  • Degree qualified in relevant field
  • MSc and / or chartered status
Duties & Responsibilities
 
This role requires leading and contributing to a variety of transport planning and modelling studies including large scale multi-modal transport master plan assessments, traffic impact studies or multi-disciplinary planning projects in the public and private sectors. This would involve the following responsibilities:
  • Technical delivery and management of small, medium and large-scale transport planning and modelling assignments with minimal supervision;
  • Working closely with Project Managers and other Atkins departmental staff to ensure timely completion of the necessary analysis, reports and plans as assigned; 
  • Preparing high-quality written reports and technical analyses with the ability to present outcomes to concerned parties; 
  • Advising the client and stakeholders on transportation matters;
  • Representing the Transportation Team whilst interacting internal client, as well as external stakeholders / statutory authorities;
  • Ensuring deliverables adhere to prevailing QA/QS and document management protocols; and
  • Application of technical competencies, as well as sharing these with junior staff.


Essential Requirements
  • Must have a minimum of degree in planning or transportation and over five years related professional work experience after university graduation;
  • Experience in delivering transportation projects within a multi-disciplinary technical environment;
  • Competency in a range of transportation planning skills including development planning principles, access control, functional planning, public transport issues, temporary traffic management, pedestrian and non-motorised transportation issues, and transport demand theory;
  • Project experience in the Middle East and familiarity with local trends and transport planning practices and standards; 
  • Experience with transport assessment, preliminary highway design and a good appreciation of transport appraisal and modelling techniques;
  • Practical understanding of the role and importance of transport planning in development access, citywide mobility and assisting people’s needs;
  • Experience in providing the appropriate junction analysis to assist traffic impact assessments;
  • Excellent communication in written and spoken English;
  • Experienced in project/financial management;
  • Experience in giving technical presentations to diverse and non-technical audiences;
  • Advanced skills and competence with Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Familiarity with electronic document management and quality assurance systems;
  • Project management and commercial competence;
  • Must be willing to travel internationally.
Desirable Requirements
  • Previous Middle East or Gulf experience, and familiarity with local trends and transport planning practices and standards including securing approvals from statutory authorities;
  • Capable of communicating in Arabic effectively, both written and spoken; and
  • Capable of using modelling software such as VISUM, VISSIM, SIDRA, SYNCHRO, HCM.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, such as high competency in listening and communicating;
  • High attention to detail and eye for technical excellence;
  • A positive attitude that focuses on improving team work and co-operation at all times;
  • Good communication skills, oral and written, including presentation competency;
  • Ability to work without excessive supervision;
  • Ability for self-checking & correction of work;
  • A team player.
Rewards & Benefits
We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Mobilisation and demobilisation 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

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