Lead Urban Designer/ Master Planner Team Leader - DAR

Middle East
Lead Urban Designer/ Master Planner Team Leader
A leading international, multidisciplinary consulting firm is seeking to recruit a highly experienced and talented Master planner / Urban Designer to lead a design team within one its Middle Eastern Regional Design Centers. The candidate will be required to lead large master planning and urban design projects and manage the time and resources of internal and external teams effectively, to be aware of deadlines and to work well under pressure.
The role will involve:
  • Managing and Leading a 20+ team of Planners and Urban Designers
  • Project Managing large scale and high profile master planning and urban design projects;
  • Coordinating and managing the technical inputs of other consultants within the Dar Group and external consultants;
  • Writing reports and creating presentations, drawings and other deliverables and ensuring that they are submitted on time and to the highest quality achievable;
  • Writing and preparing proposals for new projects, evaluating scopes of work and structuring proposals;
  • Extensive Interaction with clients through meetings and presentations;
  • Supervising, managing and mentoring of junior staff including urban planners, urban designers and interns.
Candidates should have:
  • A bachelor degree in Urban Planning or Architecture and a postgraduate degree/diploma in Urban Design from a well-known university;
  • At least 10 years’ of relevant work experience in a multi-disciplinary design environment and of managing large and complex urban planning and master planning projects;
  •  Excellent planning and presentation skills, initiative, motivation and be a team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • An excellent knowledge of current urban design and master planning best practice and sustainable development;
  • Thorough knowledge of the design and planning process and the role of all disciplines within project team;
Preference will be given to candidates with previous project and team management experience in the Gulf States and Middle East.
Candidates should be extremely fluent in written and spoken English and have good report writing abilities.
Selected candidates who satisfy the job requirements will be invited for an interview. Presentation of a portfolio and a description of past key projects and career milestones is a requirement for the interview.

For queries contact:  DarLondon.Recruitment@dar.com

How to apply send CV and Portfolios to DarLondon.Recruitment@dar.com