Policy, Regulation and Governance Advisor
Atkins Middle East
Function & Scope
To provide high level oversight, specialist advice and challenge on the development of policies, regulations and institutional arrangements designed to support the objectives, activities and future organisational development of CPO and the wider evolution of the transport sector in Qatar, in line with international good practice and the needs of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
In particular, to support the legal establishment, organisational development, strategic objectives and functional capabilities of a future Integrated Transport Authority (ITA), and its associated departments, for Qatar.
To contribute towards other Governance and Corporate Development Team and Transport Strategy Team activities and outputs as may be specified from time to time.
The post holder reports to the Head of Governance and Corporate Development, under the Office of the Deputy Director of Planning and Integration. However, joint working is envisaged with the Head of Transport Strategy on a range of initiatives.
Within Governance and Corporate Development, the post holder will work closely with the Lead for Policy and Regulation, as well as the Leads for Organisational Development and for Business Processes and Systems, as appropriate.
The following responsibilities are envisaged working with the Policy and Regulation Lead, and other representatives of CPO as required:
To support the development and implementation of proposals for the future evolution of the transport sector in Qatar, building on the creation of the CPO and additional functional and jurisdictional change towards a possible Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) for Qatar.
To provide appropriate policy and regulatory advice to the development and implementation of the Qatar Integrated Transport Strategy (QITS) and other multi-modal and mode-specific strategic planning activities led or supported by CPO.
To advise on the development of other policies, regulations and institutional arrangements around the coordination and integration of transport infrastructure and services in Qatar, including those arrangements relevant to other organisations where they are participants in
To contribute to activities undertaken by the Governance and Corporate Development Team, as directed by the Head of Governance and Corporate Development, and to activities undertaken by the Transport Strategy Team as directed by the Head of Transport Strategy.
To undertake bespoke tasks as required by the Deputy Director of Planning and Management in relation to various CPO activities as necessary.
To represent CPO at senior level, including with external organisations and networks
To create, maintain and, monitor progress of, tasks and work programmes encompassing the responsibilities above.
All levels of staff within CPO, with an emphasis on senior leaders, including the CPO Director, Deputy Director of Planning and Integration, Head of Governance and Corporate Development, Head of Transport Strategy and Policy and Regulation Lead.
Meetings with the Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning may be required from time to time.
All levels of staff in external organisations with which CPO has business relationships.
Financial Decision Making
The performance of the role itself does not require any company authorisation to enter into or approve payments for contracts for supplies or services.
Degree and professional level qualification
Able to demonstrate very significant knowledge and experience of transport and planning policy, regulation and institutional development
Experience of strategic research and advice methodologies and models
Knowledge of the key transport agencies and governance arrangements in Qatar, including the work of the CPO since its establishment
Ability to influence discussions and outcomes involving a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
Excellent communications skills in report writing, presentations and verbal communication.
Appropriate sensitivity to cultural and political issues
Resilient with a “can do” attitude and able to work under pressure
Collaborative and able to work across regional and business boundaries
Focused on delivering to agreed objectives and standards
Able to assert independent views and challenge when appropriate
Free-thinking and able to constructively challenge the status quo
Geographical mobility and flexibility in travel to and from Qatar
This is a senior advisory role to the CPO on a part-time basis. The precise time commitment will be determined in discussion with the CPO Deputy Director of Planning and Management, Head of Governance and Corporate Development and Head of Transport Strategy.
The precise time commitment is also subject to CPO appointing a full-time Lead for Policy and Regulation within the Governance and Corporate Development Team.
The post-holder is not expected to be resident in Qatar on a full-time basis. However, significant flexibility and mobility to travel to, and within, Qatar and carry out work in-house within CPO is required. Precise working arrangements will be determined.
About the Company
About the Company
Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the world’s major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.
We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers' needs, our vision is to:
• focus on quality
• seek world class design and excellence
• strive to add value
• be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society
Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).