Senior Urban Designer

Senior Urban Designer

7-10 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description

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


  • 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.


  • 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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