Dinesh Bhardwaj, Associate Director
B. Arch, M. Transport Planning, Msc. TEO
Dinesh is an Associate Director with Transport Insights, with in excess of 15 years’ Irish and UK transport sector experience. His expertise and experience lie in development and application of wide ranging traffic/ transport models, economic appraisal, business case development and overall project management. He is chartered and PRINCE2® qualified with an excellent track record of managing large project teams on complex assignments that, required close collaboration with numerous public and private sector stakeholders.
Dinesh has recently joined Transport Insights in 2021 after working at Jacobs Engineering for over eight years in different lead roles and geographies, providing significant contribution towards project planning and delivery, expert advice on strategy development, client relationship management and business growth.
He has been Senior Associate and Guest Faculty in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) with the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) before Jacobs, and played an important role within World Road Association (PIARC) as head of the Technical Secretariat, Technical Committee C.1. Prior to that, he worked as Consultant in the Policy and Planning business with Steer Davies Gleave (SDG) benefitting from experience on numerous high profile projects such as Olympics 2012, Cycle Superhighways and Blanchardstown Transportation Study. He had also provided support to a number of major overseas transport sector projects in India, Panama, Mozambique and Canada.
Dinesh started his transport sector career with LEA International Ltd. in the capacity of Deputy Planner at their South Asian office and worked on strategic National Highway and Urban Development projects with Asian Development Bank (ADB). He also enjoys early experience as Project Architect on prominent educational complexes across India.
Dinesh has been awarded numerous scholarships (GATE, DFID, Lotus Trust) and enjoys an excellent academic record with distinction throughout his career. He was awarded the prestigious Peter Hills Prize by the University of Newcastle, UK for overall best performance in the academic year 2006-2007.
Dinesh’s key experience includes:
- Project management and delivery
- Transport scheme appraisal and business case development
- Techno-economic feasibility and optioneering studies
- Traffic & transport impact assessments, development planning
- Active travel and sustainable transport planning
- Traffic and transport modelling, strategic national, regional and local area models
- Traffic engineering design and management
- Big-data analytics, intelligent transport systems (ITS).