Job Summary

The Crowd Management Specialist – Transportation Planning is responsible for preparation Crowd Management studies for road projects and multi-modal transportation planning projects for all transport sectors globally in K&A. The jobholder 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 a Crowd Management Specialist on planning projects, as well as developing capabilities in the Bangalore design center. The jobholder also has experience in developing simulations for Crowd Management projects, 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 Crowd Management field and represent the firm as a specialist in the professional engineering communities and international forums.

Financial:
  • Manage projects on time and budget and reporting of KPI’s
  • Provide input for the development of the Transportation Sector strategic and business plan, including sales projections, market trends, project opportunities
  • Develop the Transportation Planning Department budget and raise to the Director - Transportation Planning for review
  • 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:

  • Represent the organization on transportation planning topics and contribute to enhancing the brand name and reach of the firm in the market
  • Support the business development and marketing of K&A transportation planning capabilities to clients in Geographies, in coordination with Geography Managers
  • Support preparation of proposals
  • Present design outcome to clients, as needed
  • Ensure client satisfaction with transportation planning deliverables prepared in the Bangalore design center
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Planning
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Science is preferred
  • Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred

Skills:

  • Strong project management skills
  • In depth knowledge of the Transportation Planning industry and Crowd Management
  • Sound knowledge of relevant policies, procedures pertaining to Crowd Management
  • Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
  • Marketing and sales skills and track record in developing relationships with customers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English;

Overall Experience:


10+ years of industry experience in Engineering, Transportation Planning and Crowd Management

  • 10+ years of experience in Transportation Planning and Crowd Management studies in a leadership position at a design, engineering and project management consultancy firm
  • Strong experience and track record in dealing with large and complex transport projects including multi-modal Transportation Planning projects
  • General experience in coordinating with other engineering disciplines typically involved in Crowd Management and Transportation Planning projects
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures pertaining to Crowd Management
  • Exposure to global best practices and trends in Crowd Management field
  • Significant industry experience within the Middle East is preferred