Urban Designer

6 December
2023

Position: Urban Designer

Job description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the guidance of the Group Head of Urban Planning and Design, the Urban Designer will be a dynamic urban development professional holding accredited qualifications in architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning & design. The role will encompass all aspects of research, concept design, documentation, quality control, project management, and client negotiation and management. The Urban Designer is required to work with Partners, Associates and other staff to manage the design concepts that are developed for a project, protect and sustain them through the project stages until the project is finalised. This role forms an integral part of our team.

  • Working on master plans, precinct plans and site plans based on input from the clients and the executive team ensuring highest and best use of land and infrastructure
  • Work under their own initiative and direction, as part of a large and multiskilled team, including architects, local government, building contractors, material suppliers and local communities
  • Supporting the development of the overall urban design and architectural guidelines for the city. The urban planning and design guidelines must ensure a high urban quality is aspired to and attained in all scopes of work relating to physical space
  • Prepare design concepts, schematic designs and detailed plans for streetscape improvements, parks, housing and commercial development, as well as integrated community urban design plans; prepare construction plans, specifications and bidding documents for landscape improvements
  • Oversee the administration and inspection of construction of urban design, landscape and architecture schemes
  • Coordinate development of projects with other city projects/programs, coordinating necessary land use and construction programmes with other city departments
  • Reviewing and revising of the different city masterplans based on input from the executive and other professionals such as engineers and land surveyors.
  • Working with the sales and other teams in determining developer requirements and appropriately locating proposed developments within the city.
  • Supporting urban planning and design functions in other properties within the Rendeavour portfolio
  • Infuse urban design philosophies in to all aspects of urban development within Tatu City.

REQUIREMENTS

Hard skills and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Design
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrable experience in urban design and development work
  • Preference to have had exposure to work on international projects
  • Good knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and theory of urban design.
  • Good knowledge of design development, urban design, and documentation on a wide variety of projects.
  • Good knowledge of applicable codes, laws, rules, standards and processes to ensure the compliance of project quality standards.
  • Good knowledge of urban design concepts, practices, procedures and final documents.

How to apply

If qualified and interested, please send your updated CV in PDF and a portfolio of your work to by 1 March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted