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Associate - Urban Planning

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Associate - Urban Planning

JobID: 23339-1225357

Location: Manchester, GBR

Description: **Business Line** Design + Planning

**Position Title** Associate - Urban Planning

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester


**Job Summary**

The Associate will provide leadership on projects within the Design Planning and Economics (DP+E) group and have proven skills and experience in the field of urban planning and development. The role will require the Associate to deliver a range of strategic planning and master planning projects by contributing to the conception of creative, contextually responsive and economically viable urban planning strategies and solutions.

**Job Duties:**

+ Provide technical expertise and administration for a range of projects, including strategic planning, land use planning and master planning.

+ Lead multi-disciplinary teams of planners, urban designers, landscape architects and engineers to complete land development, master planning and strategic planning projects.

+ Prepare presentations for ultimate delivery to clients, stakeholders and government (approving agencies) to advance understanding of projects, approvals for: development, master plans, development guidelines and policies.

+ Liaise with government agencies and other authorities as may be required regarding development objectives, policies and procedures.

+ Ensure compliance with the company’s Quality Assurance policies and procedures

+ Identification and pursuit of business development opportunities.

+ Prepare proposals and qualification documents in the interest of obtaining new assignments.

+ Provide such further assistance to senior management, the Strategic Planning and Economic Development Team and the wider Design + Planning studio as may be required from time to time.

+ Provide effective representation for the Organization, developing and managing relationships with the client and other local authorities.

**Specific Skills Required :**

+ Have experience of working on UK residential and mixed use development masterplans in an Urban Design or Masterplan role;

+ Have a strong design background, preferably with experience working in a consultancy environment;

+ Have an understanding of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and an ability to develop detailed codes and 3D briefs;

+ Have excellent written communication, presentation and negotiation skills, including an interest in community engagement;

+ Have an interest in Business Development;

+ Be able to produce high quality hand drawings and have a strong eye for detail;

+ Have excellent team-working skills;

+ Have an ability to manage their own time, workload and meet tight deadlines; and

+ At Senior level, be proficient in CAD or 3D computer modelling skills and Sketch-up fluent;

+ At Senior level, be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Office;

+ The ability to take the lead on projects, support more junior members of staff and develop client relationships is essential. An existing client contact base would also be highly desirable

**Person Specification:**

+ Safeguard - To operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritising safety and security in all that you do

+ Be decisive - Know how to prioritize, advocate focus and accountability

+ Be impactful - Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and results.

+ Be client-focused - Be collaborative, innovative and strategic.

+ Be the role model - Lead by example, demand excellence, maintain safety and integrity as top priorities.

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Relevent experience is required in urban planning should be in the Middle East region or context.

+ Experience working in government, consultancy and client-side is preferred.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography and/or a related discipline is essential.

+ Master’s level degree in urban planning, urban design or a related discipline is preferred.

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Architecture and Design_

**_Business Group_**

**_Country_** _United Kingdom_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _176959BR_

_Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._


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