Senior Associate Urban Designer, Abu Dhabi

  • Date Created
    June 22, 2015

Job description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Associate Urban Designer based in our Head Office in Abu Dhabi.  The Incumbent is 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".


  • Managing the delivery of all technical, project management and financial aspects of large scale 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.

Desired Skills and Experience

*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.
  • Middle East experience would be advantageous.


*Preferred Qualifications


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in an Architectural related subject.
  • Recognised professional qualification or membership or Master’s Degree in urban design / urban planning / landscape Architecture. 




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