• Principal Transport Planner/Traffic Engineer United Arab Emirates
  • Meinhardt Group in United Arab Emirates, , United Arab Emirates
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

jobs description

The role will report to the Mobility and Transportation Lead in Dubai and work closely with the Group Director Smart Cities & Urban Infrastructure Transformation (SUIT) and other Associate Directors

Manage the role of Principal Transport Planner/ Traffic Engineering for projects in MENA & GCC region with focus on analysing and improving transportation systems.

The Principal Transport Planner is a senior technical resource and serves as the technical advisor for the team. Plans work, provides technical reviews and quality management. Shares technical expertise and experience with others in the company via internal technical communication and presentations. Responsible for the development of high-quality design outputs. Able to do hands-on design.

Core Responsibilities

The principal transport planner will serve as a pivotal figure within the team, not only as a line manager but also as a mentor, fostering growth and development among team members. He should possess a keen ability to... monitor timekeeping and conduct performance reviews, offering constructive feedback to their team members. Taking an active stance in the technical advancement of the team, he guides and support less experienced staff, delegating tasks and ensuring project completion to the highest standards. Additionally, he should demonstrate adeptness in financial management, effectively monitoring and tracking budgets for assigned project tasks, thereby contributing to the overall success and efficiency of the team’s endeavours.

Technical Excellence
• Lead and contribute effectively to conceptual and detailed transportation master planning, Traffic Impact Study (TIS), Smart, Sustainable, and Future Mobility projects for various government and private sector clients.
• Perform quality control reviews of transport planning and engineering-related works and reports, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures. Serve as Lead Verifier to confirm that the technical approach aligns with the client’s scope of services and expectations.
• Collaborate with project technical teams as transport planning expert to validate project approach and review deliverables. Provide valuable planning and design inputs to multi-disciplinary projects related to infrastructure design, conceptual and detailed urban master planning, city wide strategic transport planning and policies, feasibility and scoping studies, business case development, and specification design for ITS and urban regional mobility projects.
• Liaise with authorities to secure permits and approvals and engage in discussions regarding technical advancements. Resolve technical issues or conflicts arising from conflicting requirements or complex coordination.
• Assume complete ownership of transport planning-related projects by spearheading transport analysis, macro and micro modelling, and strategic planning endeavours, ensuring timely and successful completion of the project task.
• Lead transport planning and traffic engineering-related tasks, proses a fair amount of experience using traffic engineering software (e.g. SIDRA, SYNCHRO, HCM, etc) and a good understanding about the transport modelling practice in GCC area.
• Highly proficient in Research, analyse, report writing, and presentation on project findings with specific interpretation of transport planning and traffic engineering solutions and mitigation measures to internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop transport planning related project scopes and methodologies in collaboration with the Mobility and Transportation Lead, including the estimation of technical effort/man-hours for projects.
• Provide support to the wider Meinhardt team on transport infrastructure, smart, and sustainable mobility systems for both public and private transport, contributing to infrastructure design projects. This encompasses traffic management systems, parking management systems, EV charging systems, micro-mobility systems, and smart, connected vehicle systems.

Project Management

May be required to act as Project Manager on small to medium size discipline-specific projects. Possesses an outstanding comprehension of project delivery requisites and is deeply familiar with project delivery protocols. Proficient in the application of Earned Value Management to evaluate the design’s progress vis-à-vis the budget.

Relevant Experience
• Minimum 15 years relevant experience in transport planning and engineering, conceptual and detailed infrastructure planning, urban master planning projects and traffic impact study (TIS) in GCC region.

Education & Qualification
• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Urban Planning, or related field (mandatory).
• Master s degree in Transportation planning from a recognized university
• Chartership/certification/license from a recognized professional body (e.g. P.E., P.Eng., C.Eng., CIHT, CILT) is preferred.
• Relevant registration with the transport authorities in UAE, KSA, OMAN, Qatar and Bahrain are preferred
United Arab Emirates


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