Research Group Leader: Passenger Transport

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Company Name:Dalitso Holdings
Job Type:Full-Time
Description
  • To generate new knowledge and contribute towards methodological and technological improvements to support well-functioning transport networks for society and industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Propose, plan and implement Parliamentary Grant and other grant-funded projects and programmes, in consultation with the Impact Area Manager 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.
  • Build and maintain client responsive teams.
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements for the Role:

  • A Master’s in Transport Engineering, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Transport Economics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or equivalent, with at least 10 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).

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