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Traffic Engineer and Road Safety Audit

WSP

Qatar

Ref: HP362-1022

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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WSP are looking to appoint Traffic Engineers for one of our infrastructure projects here in Qatar. The Traffic & Road Safety Audit Engineer will be responsible for supporting the senior management and project team in achieving high client expectations in road safety and quality traffic layouts, ensuring effective client relationships and scheme delivery on a large construction contract, and will be responsible for providing site teams and key stakeholders with road safety advice including but not limited to road layout and geometry, cross-section, temporary traffic management, link and junction operation, traffic signage, movement of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists and movement of construction vehicles. Thorough knowledge of road safety industry practices and in roads and traffic regulations related to construction and traffic operation.

• Strong technical skills are required and capable to work to tight deadlines.
• Will be responsible to lead the road safety discipline.
• To be proactive and ensure compliance with respect to Work Zone Traffic Management and associated related procedures.
• Ensure Road Safety Audits are completed and identified actions are closed out accordingly to Client satisfaction and in accordance with Ashghal RSA guidelines.
• Participate in Stage 4 Pre-Opening Audits for temporary/Beneficial Use/Permanent Works.
• Be proactive as lead road safety engineer and identify locations/risk of potential 3rd party vehicle collisions and make associated recommendations to eliminate or mitigate.
• Responsible for reviewing and endorsing contractors Temporary Traffic Management Drawings (TMDs) and Traffic Diversion Plans (TDPs) and construction activities as they apply to Works adjacent to live traffic flows.
• To review and make recommendations about traffic proposals related to the permanent road infrastructure during the construction phase of the project.
• Review the performance of the contractor and work collaboratively in accordance with the contract.
• Review scheme information such as Shop Drawings, Material Submittals, Method Statements, RFIT related to Traffic/Diversion Information/ITS/HSES/Quality submissions.
• Working with Public Relations Department to announce Traffic Diversions scope and duration.
• Review the performance of the contractor and work collaboratively in accordance with the contract.
• Resolving technical issues on Work Zones and ensuring compliance with contract requirements (QWZTMG).
• Work closely with stakeholders including MOI Traffic Police and Ashghal TDP office in getting approvals.
• Respond to letters and investigate and report on public matters including any complaints related to the road project.
• Attend weekly meetings with the contractor and sub-contractors to inform and monitor progress before the scheduled completion date.

Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Road Safety Engineering or related field and 10 years of work experience of road safety engineering and road safety audits on projects of varying degrees of complexity.
• Proven history in the delivery of road corridor improvements, temporary traffic management and implementation of traffic diversion plans.
• Achieved recognized Road Safety Audit training, Certificate of Competency. Audit proficiency of schemes should include a wide range of feasibility, design, construction and monitoring audits.
• Detailed knowledge of traffic data analysis and traffic impact assessment studies including use of relevant assessment software.
• Competency in design of Temporary Traffic Management and knowledge of Qatar Work Zone Traffic Management Guide.
• Detailed knowledge of traffic control devices such as temporary safety barriers, speed control/speed management measures, traffic signage, road furniture, road markings, pedestrian and cycle crossing measures and traffic signals.
• Knowledge of wide ranging road safety issues relating complex layouts such as road tunnels/underpasses/elevated road sections/grade separated interchanges and large traffic signal junctions.
• Knowledge of permanent pavement/temporary road construction and good appreciation of utility requirements.
• Post graduate degree in Traffic Engineering preferred.
• Large infrastructure project experience is preferred.
• Holder of Professional Certificates/specialist training skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proven ability to perform independently and work in a large multi-discipline team.

About the Company

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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