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

Business Line Design + Planning

Position Title Associate Urban Designer, Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

AECOM is recruiting for a Associate Urban Designer, based in Dubai. Responsible for providing all necessary support for delivering distinctive and unique urban design / master planning/landscaping concepts in line with AECOM’s vision: “To enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments”.

Key Responsibilities;

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Job Category Engineering - Engineering Design

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182546BR

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.