Policy and Regulation Lead

Atkins Middle East
Doha, Qatar

Ref: HP331-335
Atkins Middle East

The Role

The Role

To review, propose and develop 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.
To contribute towards other Governance and Corporate Development Team activities and outputs as required, as well as activities of the Transport Strategy Team.

Principal Responsibilities
To lead review, proposal, design and implementation of 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 collaborative activity led by CPO.
To provide appropriate policy and regulatory advice and support 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 develop 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 manage a small team of analysts reviewing and developing policies, regulations and governance arrangements within and for the benefit of CPO, together with other personnel allocated to such activities from time to time.
To contribute more generally to activities undertaken by the Governance and Corporate Development Team, as directed by the Head of Governance and Corporate Development, as well as activities undertaken by the Transport Strategy Team as directed by the Head of Transport Strategy.
To represent CPO at a senior level, including with external organisations and networks.
To create, maintain and, monitor progress of, work programmes encompassing the responsibilities above.



Organisation Structure

The post holder reports to the Head of Governance and Corporate Development, under the Office of the Deputy Director of Planning and Integration. However, close joint working is also envisaged with the Head of Transport Strategy and Transport Strategy and Planning Lead on a range of initiatives.
Within Governance and Corporate Development, the post holder will work jointly with the Leads for Organisational Development and for Business Processes and Systems. The post holder is responsible for a team of four Analysts.
This post holder will also be supported by a senior Policy, Regulation and Governance Advisor seconded on a part-time basis to the Governance and Corporate Development and Transport Strategy Teams.

All levels of staff within CPO, including the CPO Director, Deputy Director of Planning and Integration, Head of Governance and Corporate Development, Head of Transport Strategy and Policy, Regulation and Governance Advisor.
All levels of staff in external organisations with whom 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.

Requirements (Competencies)

Key Attributes
Degree and professional level qualification
Able to demonstrate 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
Experience in planning, managing and successfully delivering on projects involving numerous stakeholders
Ability to influence discussions and outcomes involving a wide variety of 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

Additional Information
This is a core-team role, requiring full-time commitment.
The post holder must be able to live or work in Qatar subject to the usual immigration regulations.
Residence in Qatar is preferred.

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).
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