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Associate, Urban Design

Abu Dhabi
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Associate, Urban Design

JobID: 23339-1174335

Location: Abu Dhabi, ARE

Description: **Business Line** Design + Planning

**Position Title** Associate, Urban Design

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

**Job Summary**

The Associate Urban Designer works within the studio team to provide leadership and technical expertise on urban design/master planning/landscape projects. The role includes the application of architecture and urban design skills along with project management responsibilities. They are responsible for providing all necessary support and leadership for delivering distinctive and unique concepts in line with AECOM’s vision.

The Associate Urban Designer works closely with senior staff and leads teams to produce and refine reports in accordance with the project scope. The Associate should be able to independently manage all aspects of multiple complex projects simultaneously, including managing client expectations, maintaining project programs and budgets, leading project teams, and driving design excellence. The Associate must be flexible and able to work both independently and within the team, usually within tight timeframes within the parameters of each project. This role is a key leadership role within the studio, both leading and delivering high quality projects to clients, and managing staff internally and liaising with other departments, and external authorities and stakeholders.

Key capabilities include:

+ Managing the delivery of all technical, project management and financial aspects of master plan projects

+ Strong conceptual design skills, ability to provide spatial design solutions for a wide range of project types, and project scales from small site plans to large national strategic plans

+ Ability to multi-task on multiple project commitments through a combination of delegation and self-delivery

+ Strong graphic and visualization skills, able to conceptualize ideas in either sketch or digital formats

+ Advanced computer skills in a range of packages including Revit, 3D Software (Rhino, etc), CADD, Adobe Creative Suite and other software as required, knowledge of Grasshopper or scripting preferred

+ Global perspective, and strong knowledge and interest in contemporary design, including ability to identify and suggest international best practice case studies and benchmarks

+ Desire to drive innovation in the development and communication of design ideas

+ Knowledge of local planning permissions procedure and experience in preparing submissions, including UPC, DM, DCCA, MME, etc.

**Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Overseeing the creation of urban design projects for company clients.

+ Ensuring timely delivery of quality designs by using creativity & artistic talent, through the application of oral, graphic and written communication skills.

+ Preparing design briefs, scopes of work, and fee proposals in response to Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for master planning consultants.

+ Working 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.

+ Managing relationships with regulatory/ compliance authorities for master planning and development control.

+ Ensuring 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.

+ Manage staff both in the delivery of projects, and in their overall growth and development within the company

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

+ Onsite design modifications and implementation of additional client requests.

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

**Minimum Requirements**

A minimum of 10 years overall experience is essential. 5 years of which must have been on major project deliveries related to land development. Experience on projects in the UAE and/or GCC is desirable. Knowledge and experience with local planning approvals processes.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ A Bachelor’s Degree in architectural related subject.

+ Recognised professional qualification or membership or Master’s Degree in urban design / urban planning / landscape architecture.


**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


_Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD_

**_Country_** _United Arab Emirates_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _164732BR_


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