Urban Planner
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
منذ 4 يوم

Gensler is the world’s largest architecture, design and planning firm with offices in 50 locations worldwide. As a natural outgrowth of Gensler’s core business of creating great places, our Cities + Urban Design practice area delivers a range of performance focused design strategy and planning services to an ever-expanding group of organizations and institutions.

We are designers of the future of cities. Rapid urbanization, demographic change, and digital integration continue to fuel growth of global cities yet potentially marginalize human experiences.

Design has the ability to overcome these challenges by bringing nature, technology, and people together. The places we design are rooted in local culture while acting as a catalyst for transformation.

At Gensler, we believe that great planning and urban design begins and ends with a passion for people and enhancing their experiences in the built environment.

Your Role Gensler Middle East is seeking an experienced Urban Planner join our Cities + Urban Design practice area working on a range of high-profile public and private sector projects.

Ideal candidates will possess a background in urban planning and policy and have demonstrated experience leading planning projects.

Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills are critical. Comfort in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously is a must.

Candidates should be self-starters, collaborative, and willing to supervise, train and mentor staff. As an Urban Planner in Gensler’s Middle East office, you will contribute to the development of strong, innovative strategies and design concepts supporting a breadth of project activities that include analysis, planning, design through all phases, and production of final deliverables and reports.

You will work with office leaders and tap into your local and regional network to help bring in business. You will collaborate with our Design Directors to develop urban design solutions, translate sketches and documents into realized 2D / 3D models and images, and where applicable, coordinate the design through the implementation phases of a project.

You will play a key role on project teams, coordinating and working with Gensler’s planning studios globally, as well as Gensler’s regional offices.

You will be responsible for maintaining client relationships and understanding municipal planning regulations in the Middle East.

Your work ethic, combined with our commitment to collaboration and mentoring, makes Gensler the perfect place to nurture your career.

  • What You Will Do Participate in all project planning phases, including conceptual designs and presentations Collaborate with design teams, clients, consultants, regulatory agencies, and other vendors to meet overall project objectives Collaborate with the global Urban Design team to develop and advance urban design and planning projects, particularly across the Middle East region Contribute to business development and growth for the Middle East office’s Planning and Urban Design practice Prepare graphic / narrative reports and presentations that communicate process, research, and concepts Manage presentations and production of planning and urban design projects Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs Interact with other studios and practice areas through projects and other office wide initiatives Your Qualifications Bachelor of Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Design or planning discipline equivalent required;
  • advanced degree in Urban Design or Planning preferred 5-10 years of related project experience in master planning and urban design in mixed-use environments Proven background in creative collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, from concept through presentation Creative Initiator that brings curiosity, enthusiasm and a can do attitude Strong leadership, management, and mentoring skills, and / or the desire to develop those skills Knowledge and passion for working on a variety of projects including urban design & planning Experience contributing to business development strategies and a desire to help build a practice Proficiency in modeling using 2D / 3D software, such as CAD, Revit, Octane, 3dViz, 3d Studio MAX, and / or Rhino utilizing Vray Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and SketchUp Knowledge of relevant zoning codes and other planning regulations Licensure and LEED accreditation a plus Strong networking skills and contacts in region Strong oral, written, and graphic communication skills Your Design Technology Qualifications Essential Deep knowledge and experience in Autodesk Revit for design authoring, documentation, data extracts and project delivery Experience in collaboration within the BIM context, including cloud-based markups, consultant coordination and clash detection Understanding of the capabilities and application of Information Management tools such as Aconex, Asite, Newforma, etc Experience in strategic planning, setup of BIM projects, and troubleshooting, specifically in the context of Revit and allied workflows Desirable Visual Scripting Familiarity and some experience with Computational Design applications such as Grasshopper and / or Dynamo Understanding of the interoperability workflows between the various design tools throughout all the stages of a project Deep understanding of and experience in Rhinoceros for design authoring Deep understanding of Real-Time Visualization development within the context of BIM, specifically in the use of Enscape and / or Twinmotion with Revit and Rhino Familiarity with Performance Design software such as Autodesk Insight, Sefaira, Diva, and / or Ladybug tools Working knowledge in the use of VR walkthroughs and panoramas for client presentations, consultant coordination and internal design reviews Applications we work with Design Authoring - Revit, Rhino, Autocad, Navisworks Collaboration - BIM360 Computational Design - Grasshopper, Dynamo Building Performance Simulation - Insight, Sefaira, Diva, Ladybug tools Visualisation Vray, Enscape, Twinmotion, 3DSMax Graphics & Productivity - Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite Experiential Unreal Engine, Unity Development C#, Python Life at Gensler We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life.

    Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.

    As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.

    In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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