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Job Information

AECOM Associate - Urban Planner in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

  • Manages and lead medium sized projects including preparing and delivering planning deliverables independently with limited or no oversight, and with assistance from junior planners.

  • Ability to operate as a technical lead for various scale of master planning projects with a sound understanding of all relevant planning workstreams.

  • Has a strong capability to coordinate multiple disciplines and communicate such requirements.

  • Independently manage and negotiate with the client on deliverables to ensure alignment with contracted scopes by leading client and project meetings, articulating and defending the work undertaken.

  • Will lead client and project meetings, articulating and defending the work undertaken.

  • Develops project briefs in order to confirm client objectives.

  • Reviews and understands datasets to correlate population projections against market demands and supply.

  • Initiates and drives innovative approaches to efficient project delivery. e.g., improved site analysis assessment or site planning, due diligence and high-level developer assessment.

  • Can structure and develop tailored planning guidelines and controls as per client requirements.

  • Has an ability to develop thought processes, criteria and methodologies for various type and scale of planning projects

  • Provide specific technical expertise in spatial planning, environmental and regional planning, developing governance and implementation strategies and make recommendations to clients where relevant.

  • Has excellent written and presentation skills in English/Arabic (preferred) with an ability to coordinate and develop a deliverable (report) as well as create a presentation and summary to support the deliverable.

  • Lead small to medium size proposals (both technical and commercial) and ensures high quality output including innovative ways to present

  • Analytical thinker and able to provide innovative approaches to various planning matters

  • Up to date with the current industry trends, approaches, tools and methods

  • Provides professional urban/environmental planning mentorship/guidance to junior staff members.

  • Leads speciality topics / interests in urban planning e.g., wellness planning / placemaking

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to clients and government (approving agencies) to advance approvals of development, Master Plans, Development Guidelines and policies.

  • Liaise with government agencies and other authorities as may be required regarding development objectives, policies and procedures

  • Associate – Urban Planner role sits within the Planning Team of the Urbanism + Planning practice line and leads strategy and innovation related to products, processes, standards and methodologies to achieve market, customer and industry goals

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 10 years experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in planning and design, environment, urban policy, sustainable development or equivalent.

Masters degree preferred.

Professional membership such as RTPI, AICP, PIA, CIP, SIP or equivalent required.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line U&P

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257509BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.