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Graduate Urban Designer


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Job Summary

This is an immediate requirement, applicants will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please ensure you attach your CV, Portfolio, and covering letter.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

The AECOM Design, Planning and Economics team currently have exciting opportunities for Graduate Urban Designers in Abu Dhabi & Dubai.

Our Graduate Urban Designers contribute to the conception of creative, contextually responsive and economically viable strategies and solutions. The successful candidates will be required to work as a part of the Design, Planning and Economics team and integrate with the wider AECOM disciplines to provide technical support on a variety of master planning projects. The role includes the application of architecture and urban design skills along with project coordination responsibilities from time to time.

The urban designer works closely with senior staff including the Project Manager (PM) to produce and refine reports and product in accordance with the project scope. The Urban Designer must be flexible and able to work both independently and within the team, usually within tight timeframes within the parameters of each project. As a key member of the studio, the Urban Designer shall actively and positively contribute to the overall running of the studio on a daily basis. This includes participation in the team meetings and any other initiatives that are agreed by the studio leadership team.

AECOM also values the development and growth of its staff. You will be encouraged to undertake further training for self- development to assist in reaching annual goals. Successful candidates will also be encouraged to integrate into the organization and specifically with other graduates in order to build interpersonal skills and foster future working relationships.

When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Their initial role will support and assist with the completion of design tasks. Early work with us will typically include the following:
Work with the allocated project manager to produce project reports, drawings, and other documents to meet client deadlines as outlined by the PM
Assist in the preparation of conceptual and schematic design plans and reports as required by the PM
Assist in the preparation of documentation & presentation packages for projects
Participate in design workshops with clients and staff as appropriate to the projects
Liaise with clients in accordance with the project requirements and as agreed by the PM
Work harmoniously in the team environment, practicing open communication, a participative approach to work and commitment to projects
Work with other AECOM offices from time to time to assist in projects as well as gain assistance in studio projects
Participate in the appropriate practice circles, information sharing and firm wide programs as required
Contribute to the team environment, practicing open communication, a participative approach to meetings and work and commitment to projects
Key Benfits include:
Tax free salary of 12,000 AED per month
Flight, 14 nights accommodation, and 3,000 AED relocation payment if relocating from outside of the UAE
Costs of visas covered by AECOM
Medical Insurance

Minimum Requirements
Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Design
Strong design skills with conceptual urban design scale architecture capabilities
Strong graphic and visualization skills, able to conceptualize ideas in either sketch or digital formats
Advanced computer skills in a range of packages including Revit, 3D Software (Rhino, etc), CADD, Adobe Creative Suite and other software as required, knowledge of Grasshopper or scripting preferred
Global perspective, and strong knowledge and interest in contemporary design, including ability to identify and suggest international best practice case studies and benchmarks
Desire to drive innovation in the development and communication of design ideas

Preferred Qualifications
As Above.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide.


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