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Urban Planner

Urban Planner

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UAE-Abu Dhabi
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Urban Planning

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KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration, through conceptualization, to realization of design or project delivery in the built and natural environments.

For over 50 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities. As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 200 International Design Firms; a Top 20 International PM firm; and 44thlargest global architecture firm.

We draw from the expertise from over 60 nations, bringing experience from every major market of the globe. With over 2,500 multidisciplinary professionals and staff, we are an international professional consulting services firm. 

InSite, an allied practice of KEO, is now seeking an exceptional Urban Planner to join our award winning team in Abu Dhabi.  


This critical role will work under the direction of a Senior Associate or Associate Level Urban Designer and in collaboration with other team members on master planning, urban development, and governance projects across all KEO markets.


Paramount to success within this varied role will include ;

  • Assist in the preparation of land use plans and development policies for master planning and other urban development and governance projects. 
  • Assist in the preparation of zoning and development control regulations, guidelines, processes and procedures.
  • Compile and analyze factors affecting land use and community development including economic, socio-demographic, legal, political, cultural, physical and environmental.
  • Respond to regulatory requirements for development planning approvals and non-objection certificates.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines involved in master planning or other urban development and governance projects.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of urban plans and reports to clients and regulators.


To be successful in this role we welcome interest from graduate candidates through to those whom possess a minimum of 4+ years career experience. A Bachelor Degree in Urban Planning or equivalent is essential whilst a Masters level qualification will be highly regarded.

Professional certification as well as experience across the MENA Region will be viewed favourably.

KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. Comprising over 60 different nationalities we embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.

Our generous remuneration packages are bespoke and provide a wide range of additional benefits to support both national and expatriate employees and their families. We take pride in offering long term and dynamic career opportunities and invest in our people through our global learning, development and leadership programs.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.