Senior Transport Planner
Dubai, UAE
منذ 11 يوم
source : Forus

Job Description

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market.

We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Job Description

We are currently looking for a qualified Transport Planner with 5 to 8 years’ experience to join our Strategic Transport Business in the Middle East.

The candidate will be degree-qualified in a related professional field and ideally holding a Master’s qualification. Experience in leading and delivering transportation projects within a multi-

disciplinary technical environment together with knowledge of Middle East and / or International Transport Planning standards and practices is essential.

Transport modelling experience is considered an asset, report writing and presentation skills are essential.

Duties & Responsibilities

This role requires leading and contributing to a variety of transport planning studies including large scale transport master plan assessments, traffic impact studies or multi-

disciplinary planning projects in the public and private sectors. This would involve the following responsibilities :

  • Technical delivery and management of small, medium and large-scale transport assignments with minimal supervision;
  • Working closely with Project Managers and other Atkins departmental staff to ensure timely completion of the necessary analysis, reports and plans as assigned;
  • Preparing high-quality written reports and technical analyses with the ability to present outcomes to concerned parties;
  • Advising the client and stakeholders on transportation matters;
  • Representing the Transportation Team whilst interacting internal client, as well as external stakeholders / statutory authorities;
  • Ensuring deliverables adhere to prevailing QA / QS and document management protocols; and

    Application of technical competencies, as well as sharing these with junior staff.

    Skills and Qualifications


    Degree qualified in relevant field

    MSc and / or chartered status

    Essential Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of degree in planning or transportation and over three years related professional work experience after university graduation;
  • Experience in delivering transportation projects within a multi-disciplinary technical environment;
  • Competency in a range of transportation planning skills including development planning principles, access control, functional planning, public transport issues, temporary traffic management, pedestrian and non-

  • motorised transportation issues, and transport demand theory;
  • Project experience in the Middle East and familiarity with local trends and transport planning practices and standards;
  • Experience with transport assessment, preliminary highway design and a good appreciation of transport appraisal and modelling techniques;
  • Practical understanding of the role and importance of transport planning in development access, citywide mobility and assisting people’s needs;
  • Experience in providing the appropriate junction analysis to assist traffic impact assessments;
  • Excellent communication in written and spoken English;
  • Experienced in project / financial management;
  • Experience in giving technical presentations to diverse and non-technical audiences;
  • Advanced skills and competence with Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Familiarity with electronic document management and quality assurance systems;
  • Project management and commercial competence;
  • Must be willing to travel internationally.

    Desirable Requirements

  • Previous Middle East or Gulf experience, and familiarity with local trends and transport planning practices and standards including securing approvals from statutory authorities;
  • Capable of communicating in Arabic effectively, both written and spoken; and

    Capable of using modelling software such as VISUM, VISSIM, SIDRA, SYNCHRO, HCM.

    Job Details

  • Company Industry : Integrated Business Solutions
  • Requirements : Employer (Private Sector)
  • Job Role : Engineering
  • Employment Status : Full time
  • Employment Type : Employee
  • Number of Vacancies : 1
  • Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level : Mid Career
  • Years of Experience : Min : 5 Max : 8
  • Residence Location : United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia
  • Degree : Bachelor's degree
  • Company Profile

    A career with Atkins in the Middle East will help you stand out from the crowd. For over 40 years our people have been working closely with clients to shape and improve all aspects of the urban environment across the region.

    We’re currently working throughout the GCC, where our teams are involved in major roads, rail, planning, energy, property and urban design projects.

    In this dynamic and fast-moving region, you’ll see your work move from the drawing board into construction in record time, giving you endless opportunities to achieve great things and tell great stories.

    We’re a passionate team and we’re proud to be using our technical expertise to enable more sustainable lifestyles and higher standards of living throughout the areas in which we work.

    We offer rewarding careers to people who share the Atkins goal of creating a better future for us all, together with competitive salaries and flexible benefits and unrivalled opportunities to learn.

    Search our current vacancies if you want to fast-track your career with a role with us in the Middle East.

    Join us and enrich lives across the Middle East. It's your time to make a difference.

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