Parsons UAE Careers – Associate Urban Designer

Parsons Corporation

Job Description

Ready to put your urban planning and design expertise to work on marquee projects that will change the fabric of our cities? Would you enjoy being involved in a wide range of urban design projects? Parsons is now hiring an Associate Urban Designer for our rapidly expanding portfolio of master planning projects.

Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your urban planning and design skills will propel your career forward. In the role of Associate Urban Designer you will prepare urban planning studies and develop master plans at local, regional and strategic level exercising full planning responsibility for interpreting, organizing, coordinating, and executing assignments.

Key Responsibilities

Team Leadership

  • Supervise and participate in advanced complex professional planning activities.
  • Assigns work to professional staff and ensures appropriate training is provided.

Urban Planning and Urban Design

  • Perform and manage complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research and analysis.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with local and international standards.
  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting the developments.
  • Develop technical inputs to support the delivery of high-quality plans, reports, and presentations.
  • Confer with local authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, and land planning and development specialists to devise and recommend arrangements of land and physical facilities for residential, commercial, transportation, industrial, and community uses.
  • Develop recommendations based on governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide community development and renewal.

Project Planning

  • Prepare work programs to translate project objectives provided by the Client into detailed plans and take on the responsibility to subdivide work assignments and tasks to the project team.

Relationships with External Stakeholders

  • Maintain contact and coordination with the multiple external agencies involved in the translation of the Government’s development mandate and master plan objectives into work plans through maintaining meaningful working relationships to facilitate a shared understanding.

Business Development

  • Support business development activities including the preparation of bids, pricing and content development.
  • Prepare business presentations to promote the works of the planning studio.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or closely related field. Masters in Urban Planning is preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of progressive urban planning and design experience working on a variety of projects
  • Experience in the Middle East is preferred
  • Experience in producing master plans, conceptual designs and illustrative layouts.
  • Experience in developing urban planning regulations and writing technical manuals.
  • Creative thinking and in depth understanding of current best practices.
  • Ability to involve and represent wide-range and diverse interests in the development planning and design process and to reconcile conflicting demands.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability for performing in a lead capacity on a project

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.

Job Details:

Company: Parsons Corporation

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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