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AECOM Senior Consultant - SMART Cities (Transportation) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Company Description

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Job Description

At AECOM, working towards building Sustainable Legacies is central to our work and our commitment to prioritizing sustainability, resilience, health, quality of life and social value. Smart City applications are increasingly seen as supporting these commitments and we are looking to strengthen our regional strategy team with an experienced Smarty City Consultant to work within our multi-disciplinary set up in providing comprehensive advisory to our clients.

With our Think and Act Globally strategy, the consultant will get access to the vast pool of AECOM’s industry respected experts across various countries and disciplines that contribute towards the formulation of data-driven ‘Brilliant Cities’.

While the main areas of focus for this role will be to advance the portfolio of and deliver Smart City strategies, a specialisation in logistics or mobility will be an added advantage.

The Smart City Senior/Principal Consultant will be required to support the sector leader in building the capabilities of the Strategy team in the UAE specifically, and the Middle East generally. He/ She would experience in consulting ideally with a background in Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mobility or Urban Development. Reporting to the Manger, this position requires the candidate to proactively identify, track, and win opportunities to support the overall growth of the Strategic Planning & Advisory Practice Line and the Civil Infrastructure Business Line.

The duties of the Consultant broadly include two categories. These are business Development and Technical Management.

Key duties are as follows.

Technical Management

  • Effectively lead the development of Smart City strategies in line with the vision and objectives of the study area and the client’s core values.

  • Carry out result-driven benchmarking analyses of relevant technologies, use cases and best-practices. Develop operating models, governance strategies and carry out Cost-benefit analysis for smart city projects.

  • Be aware of and adhere to relevant legislation, codes of practice and regional policies when planning and directing the delivery of Smart City projects in the region

  • Continuously improve technical and industry knowledge by participating in forums and other industry related programs. Be aware of all phases of Smart City developments and digitalisation processes.

  • Be hands-on with analysing data preferably use Power BI, Microsoft Excel and other relevant tools.

  • Develop detailed methodologies together with technical leaders within AECOM and

  • Produce guides, case studies and deliver presentations

  • Coordinate with design teams to validate proposed strategies from an implementation view point.

  • 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

  • Actively promote Health and Safety in the workplace, setting a good example to other employees and ensuring awareness of and compliance with general Health and Safety responsibilities as set out in the Health and Safety Management System.

  • Support team manager in mentoring to team members through constructive feedback and coaching as relevant.

  • Work towards becoming an AECOM approved Project Manager to successfully deliver tasks and projects within allocated budgets.

  • Other duties as required

Business Development

  • Ensure key strategic relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders are effectively developed, managed and maintained

  • Manage, lead and produce technical and financial bids for 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

  • Plan, direct and deliver the Services in accordance with appropriate procedures and legislation

  • Maintain appropriate liaison with the business community, stakeholder and advisory groups

  • Maintain a watching brief on best working practices within and beyond local government, and ensure these are effectively communicated to the team

  • Liaise with other AECOM geographies to maximize the AECOM offering

  • Provide technical supervision and fulfil line management duty to junior staff

Professional Accreditation

  • Member of one of more professional organisations as asset (e.g. Charted Institute of Engineering Technology)

Specific Skills Required

The candidate should have:

  • Current in terms of understanding of the principles and phases of Smart Cities, its various components, and communications protocols

  • Good comprehension of stakeholders, policy and regulatory systems, particularly related to local and regional authorities

  • Excellent Project Management skills

  • Sound commercial acumen and business plan development

  • 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


  • Bachelors Degree Level Qualification or higher in a related field (mandatory)

  • Masters Degree (preferred)

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10095135

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: On-Site