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Parsons Corporation Transportation Planning Director in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Job Description:

Transportation Planning Director

Dubai, UAE


  • Acts as a Technical Consultant to local municipalities and developers in all matters concerning transport planning, transport modeling, traffic engineering and traffic impact analysis.

  • Prepares, coordinates and facilitates consensus-building meetings and workshops with the client.

  • Gives presentations to the client which include study results, technical reports, design plans and model output summaries.

  • Develops and grows relationships with new potential clients selling Parsons' capabilities in transport planning and traffic engineering.

  • Provides technical management and guidance to our Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering team and to Project Managers assigned to different projects.

  • Supports proposal activity and provides high level technical input.

  • Coordinate activities of Project Managers that are assigned to transportation planning or traffic engineering projects.

  • Participates effectively on multi-dimensional projects, representing transportation needs and options in a positive way that will enhance all dimensions of the projects and achieve client agreement.

  • Writes reports and performs technical analyses when required to achieve desired quality.

  • Reviews and approves discipline staffing budget estimates and staffing assignment schedules on each project.

  • Maintains appropriate staffing level, as needed.

  • Reviews and approves staff forecasting reports.

  • Monitors the quality and progress of the discipline on each project, ensuring that production requirements are satisfied.

  • Works closely with Project Managers to resolve any existing or forecasted problems related to discipline staffing, quality of work, schedule performance, or productivity. Establishes standards and procedures manuals for the discipline.

  • Recommends improvements to department procedures.

  • Ensures performance within overhead budgets authorized for the discipline.

  • Actively participates in and promotes the Quality Improvement Program.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • BSc degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering or a similar discipline.

  • MSc degree in Transportation Planning or Traffic Engineering.

  • Minimum 20 years of work experience in the Transportation industry showing increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Technical expert in the fields of multi-modal transport planning, transport modeling, traffic engineering and traffic impact analysis.

  • Proven ability to perform in a supervisory/managerial capacity Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required

  • Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.