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Senior Urban Designer/Planner

  1. Cities & development
  2. Dubai
R-051087

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We are looking for a Senior Urban Designer/Planner to be based in Dubai office.

As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Atkins Middle East is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first-class solutions which combine innovation, imagination and best practice.

Due to the tremendous growth occurring, we currently have an opportunity for a Senior Urban Designer/Planner to work in a multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers. The fast-paced work environment enables team members to work on a variety of projects. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual looking to develop their international experience with a world-renowned multidisciplinary consultant.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the design and delivery of a variety of projects often happening concurrently.
  • Take ownership of medium to large scale design and production packages under the supervision of the Design/Project Director.
  • Organise and graphicly develop client presentations.
  • Work to a programme for deliverables and advise senior staff of any issues which may affect delivery.
  • Work within agreed design standards and parameters with senior staff.
  • Ensure the quality of deliverables meet the expectations of senior staff.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary, multicultural team.
  • Undertake technical co-ordination with other disciplines.

Requirements

  • Degree of post graduate qualification in urban design, urban planning landscape architecture, or related field and preferably with a professional affiliation (or eligible for membership)
  • Candidates will ideally have minimum 7-10 years relevant working experience in urban design, urban planning and master planning.
  • Lead the production of high-quality urban planning, design and master planning project submissions in the UAE and the wider Middle East and Africa
  • Lead in the preparation of technical bids and fee proposals for master planning and urban design projects and other major infrastructure projects where appropriate;
  • Strong design and graphics capabilities and ability to communicate ideas via various visual and graphic media including hand and computer graphics.
  • Fully conversant with Adobe Creative Suite with demonstrable graphics and visualisation skills.
  • Competent in PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel and AutoCAD.
  • Experience in working with a multidisciplinary team desirable.
  • Strong design management, report production and coordination skills
  • An understanding of sustainability issues within the public realm. (LEED or similar experience and advantage)
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.
  • Capable of working on own initiative or as part of a larger multidisciplinary team.
  • Have a logical and organized approach to project delivery of project outputs.
  • Will be required to travel within the Middle East region to projects in a variety of geographical locations, including Saudi Arabia.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients, attending meetings, workshops and seminars.
  • Other duties associated with the main role and responsibilities will be requested from time to time

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 22 working days annual leave (based on 5 days working a week)
  • Flight allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants
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