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Senior Transport Planner

Job Description

Key responsibilities and duties are listed, but not limited to, the below:
  • Provide line management and mentorship of junior members of the team ensuring the team’s work is regularly reviewed prior to submission
  • Prepare technical and financial bids and engage in business development activity
  • Assume the role of Project Manager on medium-sized projects taking responsibility for the successful delivery
  • Remain point of contact for clients, addressing needs and queries on assigned projects
  • Manage project finances (including invoicing and contract/commercial management), tracking progress and budget on assigned projects ensuring commercial success
  • Provide management and direction of sub-consultants on assigned projects
  • Demonstrate the ability to use initiative to solve the majority of problems that could occur on a project
  • Develop an understanding of Mott MacDonald methodologies and project management principles, and implement on live projects
  • Skills in managing own time and the time of others, setting priorities for others in order to meet deadlines
  • Assist with resource management for the team, ensuring projects are properly resourced and team members are sufficiently occupied

Candidate Specification

  • Bachelors in Transportation and Civil Engineering; an MSc in Transport Planning or in Civil Engineering would be highly advantageous
  • Membership to a professional institution affiliated to the transport sector
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience (minimum of 3 of which should be in the UAE)
  • Highly competent in, Synchro, HCS, and CUBE (STEAM) and/or VISSIM/VISUM
  • Abu Dhabi DOT STEAM Reviewer Approved
  • A self-starter and the ability to work both alone and in teams resolving complex tasks
  • Experience in making sound judgements on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary proposals.
  • Continuously looking for innovations and improvements to manage workload and accomplish deliverables across individuals, teams and projects
  • Using leadership skills to build and nurture relationships and also creating effective working environments
  • Able to manage multiple teams with diverse backgrounds on geographically and culturally diverse teams
  • In Mott MacDonald, we have a strong policy ethical behaviour and expect the highest standards of ethical practice. These are at the core of our corporate values hence do not engage in any aspects of bribery or corrupt practice. As such, we expect staff must always act:
    • Professionally
    • With integrity
    • With due skill, care and diligence
    • In good faith, and
    • In compliance with all applicable laws
  • Adopting an adaptive mindset and using strategic and critical thinking to approach problems in a new way
  • Ability to deal efficiently with priorities and manage time appropriately
  • Advanced level proficiency with all MS Office products and other industry-standard software and IT platforms
  • A dedicated team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels including external stakeholders
  • Ensure MacDonald HSE policies are at the forefront of all activities
  • Adopting a proactive approach towards complex tasks and overall delivery
  • Sound knowledge of professional and international standards
We thank you for your interest in this position and would like to inform you only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. At Mott MacDonald, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

Main Purpose of the Job:
Mott MacDonald are currently looking for a Senior Transport Planner in Abu Dhabi to support the delivery of on-going projects and also support the company’s positioning for prospects in the marketplace.

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