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AECOM Road Safety Team Leader, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Summary

The Senior Transport Planner - Road Safety Team Leader leads and guides team members in transport planning requirements, including Traffic Impact Studies and road safety . Independently performs all the tasks necessary to complete the assignments.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 Road Safety Transport 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 planning.

Job Duties

The appropriate level of expertise is required in order that the following duties can be carried out to the necessary standards. The duties of the Senior Transport Planner/Engineer fall broadly into two categories – Technical Management and Business Development Support. Key duties are as follows.

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 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

Minimum Requirements

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 7-12 years of relevant experience in the field of transport planning and engineering of which at least 5 years must be focussed on transport safety

  • Experience in traffic analysis and using HCS, SYNCHRO-SimTraffic, SIDRA,

  • Experience with various strategic modelling platforms such as Cube, Emme, and VISUM (preferred)

Professional Accreditation

  • Accreditation as Road Safety Audit Team Leader, or demonstrate the necessary competencies and experience for accreditation as an RSA Team Leader as follows (mandatory):

  • Demonstration of 5 years of Safety Engineering, Crash Analysis or Collision Investigations.

  • Completion of a 10-day recognised Collision Investigation or Road Safety Engineering course.

  • Completion of at least 5 Road Safety Audits in the past 12 months as an Audit Team Leader or member.

  • A minimum of 2 days Continuing Professional Development in the fields of Road Safety Audit, Collision Investigation or Road Safety Engineering in the past 12 months.

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

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 Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254472BR

Virtual: 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.