Principal Researcher: Transport Engineering/Planning

Job Detail

  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry transport"
  • Reference Ref#311445
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Where to submit application

Job Description

Key responsibilities: Provide effective technical leadership in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency passenger transport research projects and programmes; Develop new avenues in passenger transport research and development; Lead the development of toolkits, simulation/forecast models and technology packages for effective deployment in the transport sector; Promote a culture of scientific excellence in terms of both quality and delivery; Assist the Research Group Leader (RGL) and Impact Area Manager (IAM) to construct and implement a business plan for the impact area (including strategy, goals, mission, HR, finances); Establish, build, manage and maintain mutually beneficial and credible stakeholder relationships locally and internationally; Support the financial sustainability of the research group, through active networking, developing and managing client relationships, understanding client needs and aligning them with internal needs and capability; Prepare reports, guidelines or other documents aimed at disseminating the results and outcomes of projects; Provide guidance to researchers and mentorship to interns and learners; Raise personal, team and institutional profiles through publishing original research and presenting at national and international conferences and workshops; Ensure the quality and delivery of projects and publications in the group by means of technical reviews and quality assurance. Qualifications, skills and experience: A Master’s degree in civil/industrial/transport engineering, transport planning or applied mathematics, with at least twelve years’ field experience in one of the following: Transport planning Travel surveys Transport modelling Transport policy review, Transport decision support systems Demonstrated track record of generating impactful and influential professional outputs; A Doctoral degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage; Must be registered with a relevant professional body; Good understanding of the transport sector in South Africa; Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills; Ability to continuously disseminate research outputs in the form of technical papers; Ability to innovate and generate new knowledge; Must have good communication, presentation and writing skills; Must have the ability to work accurately, efficiently and independently as well as in a team; Must be computer literate as well as have the ability to understand and use domain specialised software; Ability to work in a methodical manner is essential; Ability to carry out strategic stakeholder interactions at all levels; Ability to effectively present ideas, concepts, plan and procedures; Demonstrated track record of the ability to work accurately, independently and efficiently

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