KEO International Consultants

Associate Urban Designer

Job Location(s) UAE-Abu Dhabi
Posted Date 1 week ago(7/15/2021 3:51 AM)
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# of Openings
Urban Planning


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 planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we have 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 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.


We invite you to join us.

Our newest opportunity is for an exceptional Associate Urban Designer to join our award winning team based in Abu Dhabi. This critical role will be responsible for managing projects and directing the work of a team of junior Urban Planners and Designers on master planning and urban developments.


Paramount to success within these varied roles will include:

  • Providing leadership and mentorship to staff.
  • Leading, organizing and directing teams of more junior staff in the execution of assigned projects.
  • Managing teams preparing conceptual, preliminary and detailed urban designs, site layouts and supporting materials (reports, maps, drawings) for master planning and urban development projects.
  • Managing teams preparing development control regulations, urban design guidelines, and other related planning and urban design standards for master planning and urban development projects.
  • Managing teams preparing urban designs that respond to existing regulatory requirements and guidelines for master planning and urban development projects.
  • Coordinating with other internal disciplines and manage the activities of outside sub-consultants in the execution of assigned projects.
  • Demonstrating a highly refined understanding of the underlying spatial arrangements that give form and character to urban areas via the interrelationship between built and open spaces.
  • Demonstrating a detailed understanding of the production techniques, procedures, and standards related to urban planning and design projects.


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include a minimum of 8 year’s experience working on large-scale landscape strategies partnered with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Planning. 

  • Professional certification or chartered status would be highly regarded.
  • Previous experience working on GCC based projects.
  • Design orientated with creative flair.


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

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


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