Principal Transport Planner

Engineering & Maintenance Full Time Logistics & Supply
  • Engineering & Maintenance
  • Full Time
  • Logistics & Supply
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Bachelors in Transportation and Civil Engineering; an MSc in Transport Planning or in Civil Engineering would be highly advantageous

Website Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges. By challenging norms, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, communities, and market places in which we operate.

Principal Transport Planner

Mott MacDonald are currently looking for a Principle Transport Planner to lead the delivery of transportation and mobility support on masterplanning and land development projects in the UAE and wider region.

Key responsibilities and duties are listed, but not limited to, the below:

  • Lead and mentor small design teams to provide efficient and compliant deliverables with a high standard of quality.
  • Lead the development of transportation strategies and studies with careful consideration of emerging trends in the transportation and mobility space.
  • Monitor and control project budgets and schedules for projects; initiate necessary action to achieve agreed financial targets.
  • Review client briefs (RFPs) and respond with technical, tailored proposals.
  • Lead liaison with local authorities (and other key stakeholders) in pursuit of approvals and general coordination.
  • Coordinate with the other masterplan disciplines to ensure coordinated and integrated solutions
  • Prepare and supervise the preparation of relevant transport strategy and study documents. This will include drawings and design team support throughout the project life-cycle.
  • Represent the company in technical meetings with our clients, supervise the work of more junior staff and provide technical and professional guidance to assist their development.

Candidate Specification

  • Bachelors in Transportation and Civil Engineering; an MSc in Transport Planning or in Civil Engineering would be highly advantageous
  • Relevant years of experience in UAE and across the region are preferred
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Demonstratable experience in leading studies / working within multi-disciplinary teams to deliver integrated outcomes is essential.
  • Have a solid local contact base (with developers and government agencies).
  • Experience in liaising with Government Authorities and Municipality Departments to obtain approvals.
  • Experience in making sound judgements on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Experience with either the VISUM and CUBE (STEAM) modelling packages. Experience in both is advantageous.
  • Highly competent in operational and junction modelling software such as Synchro, HCS and Sidra.
  • Chartered Membership in a professional institution affiliated with the transportation sector is advantageous
  • Arabic speaking is advantageous.

Job Profile

Our Purpose
At Mott MacDonald, our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do; relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is at the heart of our organisation. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate, rather take positive steps towards creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Flexible Working
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:

  • 90 calendar days’ paid maternity leave
  • Competitive annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance

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