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AECOM Senior Urban Designer in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Summary

  • 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.

  • Prepare Maps and Data Analytics for Master Plan Performance

  • Have a wide range of software skills including in addition to CAD, Sketchup, Adobe and Microsoft, Rhino, GIS, Grasshopper etc...

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 5 years Experience required, 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.

  • Expertise in Adobe Design Collection, and AutoCAD.

  • Strong portfolio of built work which demonstrates excellent technical capabilities.

  • Experience working on large-scale international projects.

  • Previous experience successfully managing small teams.

  • Excellent design, visualization, and graphic skills.

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

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 Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line U&P

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258196BR

Additional Locations AE - Abu Dhabi, UAE - International Tower

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.