Project Manager - Transportation Planning

Khatib & Alami

Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP556-534

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Summary

The Project Manager - Transportation Planning is responsible for preparing multi-modal transportation planning projects, and is responsible for all transportation planning activities, including public transport, master plans, traffic forecasts, surveys, feasibility studies, business cases and FEED for all transport sectors globally in K&A: bus, BRT, light rail, metro, heavy rail, HSR, airports and maritime ports. The jobholder is primarily responsible for being a project manager on planning projects, as well as developing capabilities in the design center s . The jobholder may also be involved in establishing project management offices on the client side with all required processes and procedures to develop infrastructure and manage operations, to develop and promote the business, oversee delivery, enforce policies and procedures, ensure quality, manage cost, capacity and utilization within the transportation planning sector.

The jobholder must have experience in public transport and roads projects. The job holder preferably also has experience from bus/BRT operations, business cases and network restructuring, and can attract, develop and standardize transportation planning capabilities within the design center. The jobholder shall stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the Transportation Planning space and represent the firm as a specialist in the professional engineering communities and international forums.

Job Qualifications

- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
- Project Management Professional certification or similar
- Master's Degree in Transport Planning or Engineering is preferred
- 15+ years of industry experience in Engineering and Transportation Planning of which at least 10 years are in a Project Manager role
- 15+ years of experience in Transportation Planning or proven track record in a position at a design, engineering and project management consultancy firm
- Strong experience and track record in managing large and complex multi-modal Transportation Planning projects
- General experience in coordinating with other engineering disciplines typically involved in Transportation Planning projects


- Experience with public transport studies. Preferably in bus, BRT, and restructuring of bus networks and operations
- Experience with station location studies, intermodal studies and highway corridor studies
- Exposure to global best practices and trends in Engineering and Transportation Planning industry
- Significant industry experience within the Middle East is preferred
- Strong project management skills
- In depth knowledge of the Transportation Planning industry
- Sound knowledge of Transportation Planning regulations and design requirements
- Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
- Marketing and sales skills and track record in developing relationships with customers
- Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic

About the Company

Khatib & Alami, a multidisciplinary urban regional planning, architectural and engineering consulting company, offers clients an integrated approach toward the ever-increasing need for reliable project delivery systems. In-house expertise and the continuous recruitment of bright and innovative professionals enable us to meet the challenges of development with due consideration to environmental protection, social and economic characteristics of society. In close concert with clients, we have been able to consolidate factors that make the resultant project coincide with the client's vision within the time frame and budget set out for implementation.

K&A started its consulting services in Lebanon and extended the areas of its professional activities in accordance with the growth of its experience, and its human and financial resources. The company operates in various countries including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Gabon and USA. K&A employs around 4,000 professionals and technicians. Since 1984, K&A has continuously ranked among the top 100 International Design firms as published by Engineering News Record (ENR). K&A has also obtained the ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS).