Principal Urban Planner

Salary

£50,000 -55000 AED / SAR pcm

Contract

Full Time

Location

DubaiRiyadh

Ref

UD240401

Pablo Lombardo

+44 (0)7537 140848

About the Company

Our client is a large, multi-sector engineering design consultancy, providing a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes. Well established in the Middle East, they are one of the most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a reputation within the defence sector. 

  

About the Role

Due to continued growth, our client has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Urban Designer to join their multi-disciplinary team of designers and engineers.  

In this role you will work in a fast-paced environment, in which you will be responsible for leading on multiple projects under the supervision of the Project Director. You will be required to travel within the Middle East region to projects in a variety of geographical locations, including Saudi Arabia. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to gain international experience with a globally renowned consultancy.  

About You

In order to be eligible for the role, you will have 10+ years’ professional experience in urban design, urban planning, and master planning. 

You will hold a Post Graduate Degree in Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a related field (professional affiliation is desirable).  

You will have demonstrable experience of leading the production of high-quality urban design and master planning projects in UAE, KSA and the wider Middle East and Africa. Candidates without previous Middle East experience will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Ability to demonstrate excellent design and graphic capabilities, and competency with Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office and AutoCAD is also desirable.  

Main responsibilities you will have are: 

  • Design Leadership: Provide direction and leadership in urban design and master planning projects, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and objectives. 
  • Project Management: Oversee medium to large scale design and production packages under the supervision of the Design / Project Director. 
  • Design Excellence: Drive design excellence by developing innovative and creative solutions that address complex urban challenges while meeting client needs and regulatory requirements. 
  • Technical Expertise: Apply advanced knowledge of urban design principles, land use planning, zoning regulations, and sustainability principles to project work, incorporating best practices and emerging trends. 
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of urban designers, architects, and planners, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. 
  • Multidisciplinary coordination: Engage and coordinate with different disciplines ensuring the design outcome is the best and aligned with the design principles defined. 
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with stakeholders including clients, community groups, government agencies, and other relevant parties to gather input, build consensus, and communicate design concepts effectively. 
  • Urban Analysis: Conduct urban analysis, site assessments, and research to inform design decisions and identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Policy Development: Contribute to the development of urban design policies, guidelines, and standards to promote sustainable development and enhance the public realm. 
  • Visualisation and Communication: Utilise a range of graphic tools and visualisation techniques to effectively communicate design concepts to clients, stakeholders, and the broader community. 
  • Research and Education: Stay abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in urban design, and share knowledge with the team to foster professional growth and development. 

 If the above Job Description resonates with you and want to be part of one of the top companies involved in the growth and development of the region, please get in touch. 

Contact

Pablo Lombardo
+44 (0)7537 140848
pablo@locri.co.uk

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