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Urban Designer

Company Name: AECOM
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Gender:Any
Age:Any  
Nationality: Any
Salary:Unspecified
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Job Duties
Enhance teamwork spirit across the various offices and ensure experience and knowledge share in between urban designer is happening frequently.
Ensure all graduate urban designers and other new urban design fresh recruits are receiving the required and needed support to meet the expectations of the tasks assigned to them and to integrate well with the other team members
Drive market and desktop research objectives and topics according to project briefs and office thought leadership topics. Streamline relevant research information and outputs for review by senior staff. Able to steer online research in a timely manner and more effectively.
To read, qualify, quantify and graphically represent urban design standards applicable to projects and apply the same into design tasks. Determine the correct source of planning and urban design regulatory guidelines per region or authority and present to senior urban designers and peers key findings
Represent adequately site reviews and site opportunity and constraints for project and client discussions. Question thoughts and validate design ideas following thorough reading of sites characteristics.
Present a good understanding of urban design principles with consideration to urban scale and urban hierarchy.
Understand the impact of integrating the work of other internal disciplines or external consultant/stakeholders in the design sequence as well as the deliverables output.
Propose relevant and applicable urban design typologies for further review and discussions with senior designer.
Identify international and local benchmarks and precedents for further studies and steer the review effectively as per projects requirement.
Structure urban design deliverables and reports according to the scope of services and the applicable planning authorities’ requirements.
Fair descriptive writing of urban design principles and urban design guidelines
Think in a 3-dimensional manner and able to represent ideas clearly verbally and graphically.
Acquired definitions of basic urban design attributes used across urban Design projects.
Translate and represent innovative design solutions through digital tools and personal skills.
Identify new potential areas of innovation and improvement that the urban design team can benefit from.
Actively participates in internal workshops with ability to put together summary outcome reports.
Be an advocate of quality procedures applicable to the urban design Technical practice group and apply continuously thorough self-checks and reviews of deliverables before being shared.

Minimum Requirements
2+ years minimum experience, will have a track record of delivering urban design projects and experience in
collaboration with clients, design and engineering disciplines on high profile international urban development
projects.
Expertise in Adobe Design Collection, Sketch Up and AutoCAD in addition to knowledge of Rhino3D,
Grasshopper, GIS and other urban design and city planning softwares
Strong portfolio of built work which demonstrates excellent technical capabilities.
Experience working on large-scale international projects.
Previous experience successfully managing small teams.
Excellent design, visualization, and graphic skills

Preferred Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Design or Urban Planning
Master’s degree in Urban Design would be advantageous