AECOM Graduate Urban Planner, Evironment Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Alternate Locations AE - Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

The AECOM Design, Planning and Economics team currently have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Urban Planner. Our graduate Urban Planners contribute to the conception of creative, contextually responsive and economically viable urban planning strategies and solutions. The successful candidate will be required to work as a part of the Design, Planning and Economics team with a specific focus on environmental planning and sustainability and integrate with the wider AECOM disciplines to provide technical support on a variety of master planning projects. The role includes the application of urban planning principles and methodologies as well as implementing knowledge of architectural and urban design philosophies. Project coordination responsibilities will also be required from time to time. The successful candidate will work closely with senior staff to produce, refine and at times, present technical work.


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

  • The review and understanding of such items as master plan data sets

  • Support environmental permitting process by collecting required data and help prepare the application forms.

  • General knowledge on sustainable planning principles, concepts, strategies, controls and guidelines in line with local and international regulations and standards; and a keen interest in obtaining local and international sustainability certifications such as Estidama, Al Sa’fat and LEED.

  • Provide support to senior environmental planning and sustainability staff to generate written and illustrative environmental and sustainable planning components of DPE project deliverables.

  • Communication of task progress to relevant senior staff member or project manager.

  • 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.

  • Support senior staff to 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

Minimum Requirements

  • Working knowledge of MS Office software programs.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft excel and maintaining complex datasets.

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is highly beneficial.

  • The ability to identify and analyse complex, multi-disciplinary issues.

  • The ability to manage your time effectively.

  • Must be pro-active, agile and adaptable to various working scenarios.

  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter.

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Able to set priorities and meeting critical time deadlines.

  • Able to interface effectively with both clients and other inter-office disciplines

  • Up to 1 year experience in urban planning or related field is beneficial

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Urban Planning and/or a related discipline (for example: geography or environment)

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.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191474BR

Clearance Required No

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.