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Job Ref:  143080BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Ireland
City:  Dublin
30/09/2016 11:42

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
AECOM in Ireland currently employs over 600 professionals in various sectors in the Republic and Northern Ireland, with over 200 working on Transport projects. The AECOM office in Dublin has an established track record of successfully delivering transportation projects throughout Ireland, as well as internationally, in both the urban and rural environment. Due to increased work load we are searching for a Consultant to join our Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering Teams.

The Transport Planning team evaluates and plans future transport schemes, forecasts demand and revenue, develops and evaluates transport policy, provides advisory services to various governmental agencies, develops business cases, as well as looking at the relationships between spatial planning and transport. Our Traffic Engineering team is responsible for the design and implementation of urban traffic engineering schemes and more recently sustainable transport schemes of national significance (e.g. Dublin to Galway Greenway). The combined team, which currently stands at more than 30 professionals, is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients throughout the country and is the largest such team operating in the Republic of Ireland at present.

Our clients are primarily from the public sector and include the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, National Transport Authority, Irish Rail, numerous Local Councils and European Commission amongst many others.

To excel in this role you will ideally come from an analytical background, such as mathematics, economics, geography, or engineering and will have gained an appropriate level of experience in the transport planning sector. We value individuals with a combination of analytical and communication skills, and a creative and enthusiastic approach to problem solving. We are seeking an individual with an in depth appreciation of their chosen area with good knowledge of wider transport planning issues. This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of groundbreaking and innovative projects for our various clients.

Our current portfolio of work comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international transportation projects. A selection of our current and recent projects are outlined below; • North Dublin Study "Metro North" (NTA)
• Transport Planning Advisory Framework to TII
• Swords ' Swiftway' Bus Rapid Transit Scheme (NTA)
• ITS design and management on National Roads (TII)
• Smarter Travel Investment Evaluation (DTTAS)
• Mobility Management Plans (Facebook, Central Bank etc)
• M50 Demand Management Study (TII)
• Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan (NTA)
• Various TII Road Schemes e.g. M7 Widening, Athy Bypass, N5 Westport and N4 Collooney (TII)

The position will be based in our state of the art offices in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin overlooking the sea and in close proximity to the DART Station and at the heart of this rejuvenating town centre.

The vacancies are open to professionals with relevant experience and through our Performance and Rewards scheme rapid progression through the grades will be achievable. Regardless of academic or professional experience, we are essentially looking for an individual who is passionate about transport planning or engineering who can bring innovation and enthusiasm to our business.

Your typical responsibilities will include the following:
  • Delivering high quality technical tasks independently and with assistance from more senior staff.
  • Interacting and coordinating alongside other business lines on various multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Contributing to technical client reports and presentations and proposals and respond to client queries resulting from client reports.
  • Receive project briefs from a senior manager.
  • Attending and inputting to client progress meetings and debriefs.
  • Understanding and implementing Quality Assurance procedures and working within financial and programme constraints.

Minimum Requirements
  • You will hold a relevant Degree (Level 8) in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning or other relevant area is required, ideally having obtained a Level 9 qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • You will be a strategic, practical and creative thinker.
  • You will have validated strong analytic and technical skills.
  • You will be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • You require excellent project management, presentation, facilitation and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • For the Transport Planning posts knowledge and experience in the use of modelling and economic appraisal packages such as VISUM, VISSIM, Paramics, SATURN, CUBE, TRIPS, ArcGIS and TUBA would be desirable.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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