Senior Associate – Urban Planning (Housing Specialist) – AECOM – UAE


AECOM Senior Associate – Urban Planning (Housing Specialist) in Dubai-
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates – Dubai- Dubai
Job Summary
The Senior Associate- Housing Specialist forms part of the multi-disciplinary
team of Urban Planning within the Design- Planning and Economics Studio to
lead- develop and produce quality products relating to strategic planning-
policy planning- master planning as well as developing governance structures-
strategies- plans and actions for implementing projects. The role specifically
requires experience- knowledge- and and/or qualification in housing policy
area (such as affordable housing and/or housing in general in the context of
Middle East). Qualifications and/or working experience in project management

urban economics and/or real estate are highly preferred. Also- the positio

requires developing and implementing a business development plan and marketin

activities to cultivate a presence and client base in the market and secur

future planning and design projects for the practice.

Job Duties:

Liaising and coordination of projects with the Associate Principal/ Leader.

Provide specific technical expertise in spatial and strategic planning and work within a team of planners- urban designers- landscape architects and engineers to complete land development- master planning- and strategic planning projects.

Degree and/or working experience in strategic projects relating to housing (in particular in the Middle East context)- urban economics- real estate etc.

Lead and manage complex technical projects and multi-disciplinary teams to successful conclusions/outcomes on a project-by-project basis. Account for the budget- programme and general performance associated with such projects.

Prepare and deliver presentations to clients and government (approving agencies to advance approvals of development- Master Plans- Development Guidelines and policies.

Liaise with government agencies and other authorities as may be required regarding development objectives- policies and procedures.

Ensure compliance with the company`s Quality Assurance policies and procedures.

Assist the Associate Principal – SPED in identification and pursuit of business development opportunities- and growth of the business through new and repeat clients

Prepare proposals and qualification documents in the interest of obtaining new assignments.

Assist the Associate Principal/Planning Discipline Lead in recruiting appropriately qualified and experienced staff members.

Provide such further assistance to senior management as may be required from time to time.

Prepare and present submissions/reports for planning scheme amendments.

Provide effective representation for the organisation- developing and managing relationships with the client and other local authorities.

Specific Skills Required

Exceptional experience in preparing high-quality- multi-disciplinary written and illustrative planning principles- concepts- strategies- controls and guidelines

Strong ability to write- refine and deliver final reports with regard to planning- urban design and development projects

Ability to structure- lead and participate in planning- urban design and development workshops as required

Ability to lead and manage complex- multi-disciplinary projects to successful delivery of outcomes within budget and programme

Proven track record in seeking- securing- maintaining and managing positive and successful liaison with clients

Strong ability to work either in a team- or alone with positive results from either scenario

Ability to mentor and train more junior staff- either in the course of a project or through a separate programme

Minimum Requirements

15+ years` experience in the Urban Planning field- candidates would ideally have worked on government and private sector projects. Management experience is required as the successful candidate would lead a multi-disciplinary small team.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor`s Degree in Urban Planning- Town Planning- Architecture or Design.

Additional studies/qualifications in housing- urban economics- real estate would be preferred.

RTPI membership and Arabic speaking would be advantageous.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM- you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the
most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time- addressing
the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations
to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth- flexibility and
creativity- as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion- diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are- how we act and what we aspire to- which comes
down to not only

delivering a better world – but working to |make amazing happen| in each
neighborhood- community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer-
we believe in each person`s potential- and we`ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 221604BR

Additional Locations AE – Abu Dhabi- International Tower- Capital Centre

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race- color- religion- sex- national origin- sexual orientation- gender
identity- disability or protected veteran status.