Senior Urban Designer/Planner Jobs in Dubai – UAE at SNC-Lavalin

Title: Senior Urban Designer/Planner

Company: SNC-Lavalin

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Engineering, Design/Web/Multimedia

Job Description

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.

Note: We are currently pending award on several significant projects. Should we be awarded, this position is key role. Consequently, we are keen to speak to individuals in the market place with the experience listed below for such potential future programmes of work


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 …


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