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Principal Transport Planner - Safety Specialist, Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi, UAE

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Transportation
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

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:

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.

Technical Management

Effectively advise on transport planning and safety 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 safety 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 freight 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.

Minimum Requirements
The candidate should have:

Good understanding of industry practices and regulations, including the underlying principles sufficient to carry out and lead Road Safety Audits

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

Experience in general highways and traffic engineering design and in design in urban environments

Working knowledge of AutoCAD, MicroStation beneficial

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

Sound commercial acumen and business plan development

Preferred Qualifications

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 and engineering of which at least 5 years must be focussed on transport safety

Professional Accreditation
Accreditation as SoRSA Team Leader, or equivalent (mandatory)

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.


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