Principal Urban Designer

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Yanbu
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Technical Support/Technician/Scientific

Job Description:

Due to the increased productivity at the Yanbu Industrial City Program on the West Coast of Saudi Arabia, Parsons are looking to employ a Principal Urban Designer.

With the City anticipated to grow rapidly and extensively as part of the Saudi 2030 Vision this role is key to the overall success of the Urban Planning Department and the Program as a whole.

Major Activities Performed will include

  • To review existing plans and analyze urban design issues at the level required (city scale to lot scale) and make recommendations for change as necessary.
  • To prepare reports (text and especially graphics) on all aspects of urban design, including city image, site design, building design, streetscape, signage, landscaping, lighting and public art.
  • To make presentations when required.
  • To work with engineering and planning staff on resolving design issues.
  • To review developer/ investor proposals and make comments as necessary.
  • To prepare Specific Area Plans for localized parts of the city.
  • To provide advice on elements of urban design at the streetscape and site specific level.
  • To provide input on urban design for Zoning Regulations and similar implementation measures.
  • To sit on committees and project teams to provide advice and input to senior management on urban design factors. To prepare Technical Scope of Work for projects carried out by the Urban Design Unit.
  • To perform any task in the related field assigned by Urban Planning Director & Manager or by Royal Commission Upper Management.

We are seeking applicants with the following experience and qualifications:                                  

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and a Master's degree in Urban Design with at least Ten (10) years of relevant experience.
  • This experience should be in urban design preferably with a consulting company, with experience in designing cityscapes in industrial cities and estates. International experience, particularly in the Middle East, is desirable.
  • The ideal candidate would be a seasoned urban designer professional, with a vision to make difference in Urban Planning Department
  • Must have excellent graphic and textual skills and be capable of independent report production and graphic presentations.
  • Must be capable of developing conceptual urban design plans and work independently from others.
  • Candidate must have good written and verbal presentation skills in English. Knowledge of Arabic language is desirable.
  • Must be skilled in PC computer environment. Familiarity with graphic capabilities computer software commonly used by Architects and Urban Designers, of Autocad or Microstation and Photoshop is necessary.
  • Must be capable of working independently and in a team environment with both Saudi and Expatriate staff.

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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