Job Summary

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist – Transportation Planning is responsible for the preparation of the design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for road projects and multi-modal transportation planning projects for all transport sectors globally in K&A. The job holder will be involved in various studies including Traffic Impact Study, Corridor Optimizations Study, Safety Effectiveness Study. Also prepare project cost estimates, including physical and price contingencies, taxes, and duties. The jobholder shall conduct sensitivity analyses to gauge the impact of unfavorable scenarios on economic viability in addition to quantify the distribution of project benefits among stakeholders in each sub-project affected area. The jobholder will be responsible for being an Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist on planning projects, as well as developing capabilities in the Bangalore design center. The jobholder preferably also has experience from bus/BRT operations, business cases, and network restructuring, and can attract, develop and standardize transportation planning capabilities within the Bangalore design center. The jobholder shall stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the Intelligent Transportation Systems area and represent the firm as a specialist in the professional engineering communities and international forums.

Financial:-

  1. Manage projects on time and budget and reporting of KPI’s
  2. Provide input for the development of the Transportation Sector strategic and business plan, including sales projections, market trends, project opportunities
  3. Develop the Transportation Planning Department budget and raise it to the Director - Transportation Planning for review
  4. Track capacity and report on utilization levels of Transportation Planning Department staff as per targets set by the VP / Senior Director - Transportation and the Director - Transportation Planning, and manage resources accordingly

Customer Focus:-

  1. Represent the organization on transportation planning topics and contribute to enhancing the brand name and reach of the firm in the market
  2. Support the business development and marketing of K&A transportation planning capabilities to clients in Geographies, in coordination with Geography Managers
  3. Support preparation of proposals
  4. Present design outcome to clients, as needed
  5. Ensure client satisfaction with transportation planning deliverables prepared in the Bangalore design center
  6. Lead client-facing on transportation planning projects, manage projects and ensure decision-making processing leading to client buy-in and approval.

Internal Business Process:-

  • Establish and manage the Transportation Planning Department targets included in the Transportation Sector business plan
  • Lead the design activities for Transportation Planning projects covering all modes including traffic forecasts and operations
  • Guide the development of transport operations studies, including station location studies, intermodal studies and highway studies
  • Provide input on the Transportation Planning Department capacity and capability to deliver projects, outsourcing needs, expert knowledge and man-hour estimates during the proposal development stage
  • Recommend and engage specialty suppliers for the Transportation Planning Department, as required
  • Assign Transportation Planning experts and engineers to project teams, as required by project scope, in coordination with Project Managers
  • Assign Transportation Planning experts and engineers to projects in Geographies, in coordination with Geography Managers
  • Oversee design development of the Transportation Planning teams in the Bangalore design center during conceptual stages (Master Plan, Feasibility Study and FEED)
  • Provide technical advice to Project Managers and design teams, during all design stages, including design development, design review, design coordination, value engineering and design validation, as required
  • Review deliverables prepared by the Transportation Planning Department and ensure correct implementation of quality control measures
  • Lead value engineering activities for deliverables prepared in the Transportation Planning Department
  • Ensure close coordination and knowledge sharing between the Transportation Planning Department and Transportation Planning sections in other design centers within the K&A network through periodic meetings ,Enforce corporate policies and procedures in the Transportation Planning Department

Learning & Growth:-

  1. Research Transportation Planning market trends and ensure that the Transportation Planning Department is at the forefront of technology and capabilities trends
  2. Ensure consistency and high performance of the Transportation Planning Department staff
  3. Develop training plan and technology upgrade requests for the Transportation Planning Department and submit to the Director - Transportation Planning for review
  4. Upload the Transportation Planning deliverables into the K&A knowledge management system in accordance with corporate policies and in coordination with Project Managers
  5. Contribute to a healthy work environment for employees
  6. Prepare and oversee the design of roadway Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and other issues related to the projects
  7. Be involved in various studies including Traffic Impact Study, Corridor Optimizations Study, Safety Effectiveness Study
  8. Provide technical guidance to project team
  9. Prepare project cost estimates, including physical and price contingencies, taxes and duties
  10. Conduct sensitivity analyses to gauge the impact of unfavorable scenarios on economic viability
  11. Quantify the distribution of project benefits among stakeholders in each sub-project affected area

Qualification, Technical Skills and Competencies Required to Execute this Role:-

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  2. Master’s Degree in Engineering or Science is preferred
  3. Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred
  4. Strong project management skills
  5. In depth knowledge of the Transportation Planning industry and Intelligent Transportation Systems
  6. Sound knowledge of Transportation Planning and Intelligent Transportation Systems regulations and design requirements
  7. Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
  8. Marketing and sales skills and track record in developing relationships with customers
  9. 10+ years of experience in Transportation Planning and Intelligent Transportation Systems design in a leadership position at a design, engineering and project management consultancy firm
  10. Strong experience and track record in dealing with large and complex transport projects including multi-modal Transportation Planning projects
  11. General experience in coordinating with other engineering disciplines typically involved in Intelligent Transportation Systems and Transportation Planning projects
  12. Exposure to global best practices and trends in Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems industry
  13. Significant industry experience within the Middle East is preferred