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AECOM Senior Urban Planner in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Summary

Contributes to strategy and innovation for products, processes, standards and methodologies, including solutions for complex, difficult customer/market needs. Contributes to the development of project outcomes and coordinate the team to effectively manage the delivery, resourcing and product as agreed with the Director and clients. Projects include master planning for regional projects including planned communities, mixed-use residential and resorts, themed entertainment and residential sub-divisions.

Job Duties:

  • Manages, coordinates and leads smaller, less complex projects independently with less oversight. May lead smaller project client meetings and take ownership of report structure and content.

  • Coordinates teams to prepare projects deliverables and applicable planning authorities’ requirements and coordinate with various disciplines technical input and output into a project or a proposal.

  • Works with client planning team and is able to manage and negotiate project expectations and deliverables independently and more complex ones with assistance.

  • Initiates and drives innovative approaches to efficient project delivery. E.g. improved site analysis assessment or site planning, due diligence and high-level developer assessment.

  • Has solid understanding of various scale of planning projects and determine differences and requirements and communicates effectively.

  • Has the ability to carry out baseline assessment, analyse various data and develop criteria for the assessment of master plans

  • Has the ability to develop implementation and phasing planning

  • Has sound understanding of planning / environmental governance and policy and can communicate planning / environmental governance and policy and make recommendations to clients where relevant.

  • Has strong writing skills and ability to communicate the planning /environmental solutions concisely and succinctly.

  • Prepares/reviews and understands datasets to correlate population projections against market demands and supply. Prepares ‘Methodology’ for small scale proposals without direct supervision and able to understand and carry out the necessary internal processes to obtain approvals for proposal submission.

  • Leads speciality topics / interests in urban planning e.g. wellness planning / placemaking

  • Up to date with the current industry trends, approaches, tools and methods

  • Provides mentorship / coaching to graduate planners.

Minimum Requirements


Preferred Qualifications


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 DP&E

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Saudi Arabia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253741BR

Virtual: 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.