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Senior Urban Designer, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Senior Urban Designer, Abu Dhabi

JobID: 23339-1182587

Location: Abu Dhabi, ARE

Description: **Business Line** Building Engineering

**Position Title** Senior Urban Designer, Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

**Job Summary**

AECOM is currently seeking an experienced Senior Urban Designer. The Senior Urban Designer works within the studio team to provide technical expertise on allocated urban design projects. The role includes the application of architecture and urban design skills along with project coordination responsibilities.

The Senior Urban Designer works closely with senior staff including the Project Manager (PM) to produce and refine reports and product in accordance with the project scope, as well as providing a leadership role with the team to deliver smaller projects or specific tasks within larger projects. The Senior Urban Designer must be flexible and able to work both independently and within the team, usually within tight timeframes within the parameters of each project.

The Senior Urban Designer will work with colleagues within DP+E including planners, architects, economists, environmental planners, landscape architects, graphic designers and other disciplines, as well as colleagues across the Building and Places group and all of AECOM, to deliver integrated services on a range of projects. This role requires flexibility to be able to participate in a range of projects (type and scale). This role may also require input to proposals to assist in winning future work

As a key member of the studio, the Senior Urban Designer shall actively and positively contribute to the overall functioning of the studio on a daily basis. This includes participation in the team meetings and any other initiatives that are agreed by the studio leadership team.

Key capabilities include:

+ Strong design skills with conceptual urban design scale architecture capabilities

+ 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

+ Ability to work with other disciplines

Job Duties

+ Work with the allocated project manager to produce project reports, drawings, and other documents to meet client deadlines as outlined by the PM, and act as a deputy project manager for some projects

+ Experience across a wide range of projects; leads delivery of small projects or specific elements of large urban development projects in the Middle East.

+ Responsible for managing master planning and urban design projects for company clients. Able to coordinate teams and support staff in the production of internal master plans/urban design outputs.

+ Ensures timely delivery of quality designs through good organization, application of oral, graphic and written communication skills (prepares reports, graphics and presentations).

+ Has ability to work both independently and within a team environment with a solid understanding of other planning and design disciplines such as urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture and engineering.

+ Ensures that the project and designs are completed according to time and budget.

+ Implement and use AECOM’s QA system for all project work, maintain and refine in-house design standards, procedures, and policy

+ Manage relationships with regulatory/ compliance authorities for master planning and development control. Ensures proposed plans comply with local zoning codes and regulations.

+ Develops zoning codes, plot regulations and guidelines for master planned communities based on project vision and client requirements while ensuring broader compliance (where relevant) with local government regulations.

+ As part of urban development project work and working with planners, able to prepare detailed datasets on proposed plans that reflects proposed land uses, densities, land development statistics, etc. This also includes estimating populations, demographics and community facilities based on the project brief.

+ Manages and participates in the preparation of progress reports, correspondences with client, government authorities, project managers and contractors.

+ Prepares design briefs, scope of work, RFP documents for master planning consultants when and where required.

Specific Skills Required

+ Promising portfolio of work which demonstrates technical capabilities in design, visualization, and graphic production

+ Proficiency in 2D and 3D platforms

+ Hand drawing skills

+ Experience working on a range of projects.

+ Ability to work on multi-disciplinary projects to successful delivery of outcomes within budget and programme.

+ Ability to participate (and at times lead) in planning, urban design and development workshops.

+ Ability to work either in a team, or alone with proven positive results from either scenario.

+ Strong oral, graphic and written communication skills.

**Minimum Requirements**

+ 5 or more years’ experience in area of expertise with a strong portfolio of work which demonstrates excellent technical capabilities.

+ Experience working in the Middle East would be an advantage

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s degree in area of expertise or closely related field relevant to urban design and with postgraduate qualifications advantageous.

+ A Master’s degree in Urban Design would be advantageous

**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_** _Planning_

**_Country_** _United Arab Emirates_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _167037BR_


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