AECOM Associate Director/Principal Consultant - Transport Planning in Dublin, Ireland

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149386BR

Position Title Associate Director/Principal Consultant - Transport Planning

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country Ireland

State/Province/Region IRL - Dublin

City Dublin

Why Choose AECOM? 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. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. 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. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

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

AECOM’s Transport Planning team based in Dublin wishes to recruit an Associate Director/Principal Consultant. This role has been created to meet existing and future demands and is intended to grow significantly over time, offering unlimited career progression potential for the right person. Our Transport Planning team plans and evaluates future transport schemes, forecasts demand and revenue, develops and evaluates transport policy, provides advisory services to various governmental agencies, develops business cases, undertakes economic appraisal, as well as looking at the relationships between spatial planning and transport.

The ideal candidate will come from an analytical background, such as engineering, economics, mathematics, computer science or geography and will have extensive experience in transport planning and key responsibilities listed in this recruitment notice. We value a combination of analytical and communication skills, with a creative approach to problem solving, and are seeking an individual with an in depth appreciation of their chosen area with excellent knowledge of wider transport planning, and experience of business development and project management. This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of groundbreaking and innovative projects for a wide variety of clients.

A role (dependent on experience) will be as follows:

  • Successfully manage the delivery of projects in areas such as:

  • Transport Planning including modelling and economic appraisal

  • Strategic Transport Plans

  • Delivery of Major Road and Public Transport Schemes

  • Planning and Design of Traffic and Demand Management Schemes

  • Project Management

  • Take on the project leader role on a variety of projects and deal directly with clients

  • Support business development in the areas of transportation planning/engineering

  • Project management activities such as project team co-ordination, monitoring schedule, budget compliance and invoicing

  • Communicate and work with project team to provide a high quality of service to our clients and ensure that all documentation conforms to client and company standards

  • Liaise with and assist other AECOM business lines and geographies in the provision of transportation planning services to clients

  • Mentor staff

  • AECOM in Dublin

  • The AECOM office in Dublin has an established track record of successfully delivering transportation projects throughout Ireland, as well as internationally, in both the urban and rural environment.

AECOM in Dublin offer the full package of services so whilst the role would be within the Transport Planning team, which includes strategy development, modelling, appraisal, policy, advisory etc, the successful candidate would work very closely with our Dublin based Network Operations, ITS, Strategic Highways, Economics and Cost Consultancy teams so would be exposed to, and expected to gain a grasp of, all aspects of project delivery. Our team in Ireland are currently working with the key transport agencies in Ireland including TII, NTA, DTTAS and farther afield with the EU Commission, World Bank etc. Staff from Dublin have also been involved in projects throughout the world including South Africa, the Middle East, Singapore, Romania, Russia and various other EU countries in the past number of years.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant Degree in engineering, transport planning, economics, mathematics, computer science or geography or other relevant area

  • Substantial experience in the area of transport planning

  • Strategic, practical and creative thinker

  • Proven strong analytic and technical skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential to the role

  • Excellent project management, presentation, facilitation and writing skills

Regardless of academic or professional experience, we are essentially looking for a team player who is passionate about transport planning, who will support business development and will lead on delivery of projects.

We are looking for an excellent communicator who can bring innovation and enthusiasm to our business.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. C Eng, TPP) would be desirable

  • Experience in the use of modelling and economic appraisal packages such as VISUM, VISSIM, Paramics, SATURN, CUBE, ArcGIS and TUBA.

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.