Lead Urban Planner (Urban Planning & Design)
Dorsch Holding GmbH - Abu Dhabi
UAE, Abu Dhabi,Abu Dhabi
منذ 1 يوم
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Job Role : Lead Urban Planner (Urban Planning & Design)

Job Description

  • Responsible for developing sustainable Urban Design, and concerning the arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities (urban settlement), and in particular the shaping and uses of urban public space.
  • Contributing to final Master Planning documents and Development Control Regulations, considering environmental, social, and economical sustainability in addition to accounting for human scale and human behaviour.
  • Participate in developing zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions, plans and amendments based on technical research and accepted sustainable principles.
  • Lead the Design development and evaluation process of urban design concepts and proposals in alternatives, taking in consideration sustainability, cultural and social objectives, as well as urban structure, urban typology, legibility and way Finding, function and fit, character, land marks and public art, and the mix of uses as mandated in the master plan.
  • Participate in the preparation of master plan reports.
  • Prepare the design control guidelines on : Facad controls, landscape controls, building envelope, and gate levels, as well as integration guidelines with public landscape, and public transport.
  • Provide project and / or task management to develop urban design concepts and translate them into clear and compelling graphic images.
  • Liaise with local authorities regarding planning legislations, infrastructure and utility requirements, as well as special interest groups if required.
  • Liaise internally with Landscape, infrastructure and roads, and architecture departments, and work within a multi disciplinary team.
  • Leading the process of developing zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions, plans and amendments based on technical research and accepted sustainable principles.
  • Planning of comprehensive public elements within the urban context relating to a broad spectrum of social, cultural and economic activities, in addition to infrastructure, transportation, recreation, and community facility concerns.
  • Participate in the evaluation and realignment of urban planning strategies in reference to market studies, sales plans, and feasibility studies, as required.
  • Provide urban planning, data and policies input to create and develop Master Plan reports and Development Control Regulations.
  • Participate and conduct the preparation of feasibility model, and development phasing.
  • Assisting in conducting field investigations, surveys, impact studies or other research in order to compile and analyze data on economic, social, regulatory, and physical factors affecting master plan.
  • Consults with and coordinates activities with architects, engineers, attorneys, project managers, technical staff, and other disciplines on multiple, large-scale and complex projects regarding matters such as :
  • Utility extension, annexation, redistricting,
  • Mass transit and traffic planning
  • Infrastructure, and landscape development
  • Waste management, plans and treatment / recycling facilities
  • Liaise with governmental agencies and manage the expectations and requirements of several (maybe conflicting) stake holders.
  • Set up and lead an Urban management entity to manage the implementation of the Development Controls Regulations on behalf of private and public client.
  • Educational Background

  • Bachelors' degree in Urban Design, Architecture or Urban Planning from a recognized university, other majors maybe related to environmental planning, transportation planning, are a good asset.
  • Masters degree in Urban Planning is preferred.
  • Western Educated candidates will be preferred.
  • Experience Requirements :

  • Minimum 15+ years overall experience including at least 8 years in large scale projects on the levels of regional and urban development.
  • Have a good knowledge of urban design legislation and a good understanding of property law.
  • Strong understanding of sustainable development and the triple bottom-line of sustainability : environmental, social, and economical.
  • Have a good knowledge of environmental international laws and regulations as well as local standards in the UAE.
  • Has strong leadership skills, and the ability to coach and develop a team.
  • Strong cross disciplinary knowledge to be able to communicate design output, and collect required input from several stake holders.
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