Key responsibilities: Lead the research group to deliver on the impact area strategic plan; Continuously build the research group to be responsive to current and future transport challenges in South Africa and partner countries; Establish the research group as a national leader in passenger transport applied research, with international recognition; Propose, plan and implement Parliamentary Grant (PG) and other grant-funded projects and programmes, in consultation with the Impact Area Manager (IAM) to enhance the technical strength of the research group; Manage projects and programmes through robust and integrated planning; Coordinate deliverables to fulfil project requirements; Conceptualise innovate solutions to fulfil project and programme requirements; Responsible for project coordination and planning, often with multidisciplinary teams, to ensure projects are delivered on brief, budget and time; Develop the business; Manage the quality of the outputs (i.e. proposals, reports, client presentations, etc.) to ensure they are responsive; Build and maintain client responsive teams. Qualifications, skills and experience: A Masters in transport engineering, operations research, applied mathematics, transport economics, computer science, systems engineering, or equivalent, with at least ten years relevant working experience in transport systems and operations; Should preferably be at a principal researcher level or at least a senior researcher on the research career path (with publication history); Registered professional scientist or engineer would be an added advantage; Good understanding of transport operations and the built environment domains in South Africa; Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills; Ability to work in a methodical manner is essential; Ability to carry out strategic stakeholder interactions at all levels; Excellent business management skills (i.e. budgeting, establishing networks, excellent people skills, etc.); Ability to present ideas, concepts, plan and procedures; Excellent people management skills (i.e. mentorship, coaching diversity and diversity management).
The Application deadline closed.