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AECOM Director of Transport Planning (Strategic Transport Planning) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Transportation Planning Director to lead the Middle East Strategic Transport Planning team. This candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful career path in transportation planning to serve as the head of our Strategic Transport planning team working with clients, diverse projects, and project teams. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to be highly organized, work well independently and collaboratively with the team, and the ability to communicate clearly. The selected candidate will support the growth and success of the transport planning team at AECOM. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to bring together diverse teams across geographic boundaries. This candidate will be a highly experienced manager with full oversight, authority, and accountability for larger, more visible, complex projects and teams. The candidate will play a key role in understanding the strategic development of client relationships and positioning for Transport opportunities.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with strong, dynamic teams

  • Experienced in the management of diverse project teams

  • Possesses technical excellence in transportation planning

  • Identifies and supports business development leads

  • Work to meet financial and project management goals as defined by the organization annually

  • Manages portfolio of clients with multiple projects

  • Consistently delivers profit margins planned


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering or another engineering discipline + 15 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Masters’ Degree in civil engineering or another engineering discipline

  • 15+ years of previous experience, including project management on transportation projects including Planning, Schematics or PS&E

  • Consultancy experience is a must

  • Experience managing multidisciplinary project with subconsultants

  • Ability to promote and initiate transportation solutions for a broad application of client needs

  • Experience with Business Development/Client Relations

  • Experience with Client proposals and interviews

  • Proven experience of success with pursuits

  • Experience with managing people at various experience levels and ability to mentor with their career development

  • Good communication skills and ability to manage a team

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10076989

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ME and Africa

Career Area: Planning