Principal Urban Designer

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United Arab Emirates
AE - Dubai
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R141909
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Design/Architecture/CAD/Drafting

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an incrediby talented Principal Urban Designer to join our team! In this role you will get to work on marquee urban development projects and create master plans that will change the fabric of our cities.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Lead multidisciplinary team and ensure that team members are given clear instructions and guidance.

  • Assigns work to professional staff and ensures appropriate training is provided.

  • Prepare work programs to translate project objectives into detailed plans and take on the responsibility to subdivide work assignments and tasks to the project team.

  • Perform and manage complex and sensitive professional urban planning and urban design tasks, research and analysis.

  • Review, monitor, and ensure compliance with local and international standards.

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting the developments.

  • Develop technical inputs to support the delivery of high-quality plans, reports, and presentations.

  • Maintain contact and coordination with multiple external agencies involved in the translation of the Government’s development mandate and master plan objectives into work plans through maintaining meaningful working relationships to facilitate a shared understanding.

  • Support business development activities including the preparation of bids, pricing and content development.

  • Prepare business presentations to promote the works of the Design and Planning studio.

  • Support Key account management and nurture client relationships per business strategy.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Urban Design, Architecture or closely related field.

  • Minimum 15 years of progressive urban planning and design experience working on a variety of projects.

  • Experience and engagement with clients in the Middle East is a must.

  • Experience in producing master plans, conceptual designs and illustrative layouts.

  • Creative thinking and in depth understanding of current best practices.

  • Thorough understanding of local statutes and planning rules and regulations.

  • Ability to involve and represent wide-range and diverse interests in the development planning and design process and to reconcile conflicting demands.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

  • Proven ability for performing in a lead capacity on a project.

  • Proficiency in various design software and 3D modeling tools

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Masters degree is Urban Planning /Design or Architecture.

  • Professional certifications such as AICP, RTPI.

  • Ability to performing in a lead capacity on a project.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.

PARSONS IN CANADA

Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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75+ Years

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17,000+ Employees

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80+ Languages

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Financial Wellness

We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

Veteran Support

We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.

Health

Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

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