AECOM Senior Urban Designer, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

The Senior Urban Designer will have proven leadership of an urban design team and experience of collaboration with clients, design and engineering disciplines on high profile international urban development projects. The candidate will deliver distinctive and unique urban design / master planning / landscaping concepts in line with AECOM’s vision:

Job Duties :

  • Plays a key role in projects, as a leader, project manager, or critical designer.

  • Leads projects that are medium to large in size: responsible for financial management of the project, ensuring key deadlines are met and that the project stays on schedule and staff are working together effectively.

  • Develops design plans in response to technical problems posed by a project’s scope. Develops innovative solutions to problems that effectively address the social, legal, and economic implications of the physical form.

  • Provide project or task management to develop urban design and planning concepts and translate them into clear and compelling graphic images.

  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard urban design techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications on projects.

  • Plays a key role in client management and client satisfaction.

  • Leads marketing efforts to current clients and is instrumental in identifying and attracting new clients.

  • Responsible for creating urban design projects for company clients. Ensure timely delivery of quality designs by using creativity & artistic talent, good organizational, through the application of oral, graphic and written communication skills.

  • Prepare conceptual master planning/urban design for internal valuation processes. Prepare design briefs, scope of work, RFP documents for master planning consultants.

  • Review and ensure compliance of master plans with all applicable quality norms. Work closely and effectively with the Development Department and other divisions within Design Department to ensure that developed master plans are both financially and technically feasible.

  • Manage relationships with regulatory/ compliance authorities for master planning and development control.

  • Manage support staff in the production of internal master plans/urban designs.

  • Ensure that master plans, landscape designs are completed according to time and budget.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment with a solid understanding of other design disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture and engineering;

  • Promote AECOM’s initiatives in sustainable development through community planning, green buildings and the public realm.

  • Onsite design modifications and implementation of additional clients’ requests

  • Participating in the preparation of periodical progress report, correspondence with client, project managers and contractors.

Specific Skills Required :

Use this field to enter mandatory and specific skills required for your position.

  • Arabic Speaker would be advantageous.

  • Design orientated and able to lead teams towards project delivery.

  • Flexibility in terms of travel – particularly KSA and Dubai will be a requirement from time to time.

Minimum Requirements

  • The ideal candidate should have 7-10 years overall experience out of which the last 5 years must have been in a mega project delivery related to land development where role will have encompassed provision of design leadership, technical direction and program management across multi-disciplinary project elements including public realm for new cities, major civic precincts, urban master plans, major public facilities and infrastructure projects, tourism planning and implementation, industrial developments and environmental planning strategies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Design or Urban Planning

  • A Master’s degree in Urban Design would be advantageous.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 205034BR

Clearance Required 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.