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EOI - Urban Designer Planner

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Date: Nov 13, 2022

Location: London, London, GB

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 80239 

Job Category: Infrastructure 

Location: London, London, United Kingdom 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


POSITION            Urban Planner/Designer for Design Management Office


LOCATION:         Saudi Arabia


REPORTS TO:     The Project Director (who sits remotely, in London)


KEY FOCUS OF POSITION:  On-site establishment, management, and operational transfer of a Design Management Office (DMO), in coordination with a multi-disciplinary project team.



Bachelors Degree in Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or other related built form environment discipline field (Bachelor degree essential, Master degree

 preferred). At least 10 years of experience delivering urban design and urban planning consulting work, including within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or broader region.



As part of the broader Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) this position(s) will facilitate the establishment, ongoing operation, and transfer of the Design Management function in coordination with other individuals across related disciplines and workstreams. This position(s) will need to effectively coordinate between EPMO leadership, Hatch project leadership, and local public officials/agencies.






  • background in urban design/ masterplanning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or other related built environment discipline (essential)
  • Postgraduate qualification in Urban Design (desirable)



  • Minimum 10 years of experience in urban design or urban planning work
  • Experience in working with public sector officials in housing, urban design and/or infrastructure
  • Experience as a client’s representative in urban design exercises, including writing design briefs and managing consultants
  • Experience in developing and implementing project quality assurance/quality control protocols
  • Experience living and working in Saudi Arabia, or the broader region



  • An understanding of urban design issues and statutory requirements for designing at different scales and contexts
  • Ability to generate technical and procurement documentation and management of procurement processes, using the relevant technical softwares and tools
  • Ability to plan projects and initiatives at both strategic and operational levels
  • Excellent English-language negotiation and communication skills (verbal and written), including stakeholder consultation
  • Strong capacity for teamwork and interpersonal/social skills
  • Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail and high levels of presentation
  • General design skills and graphic representation using design software


Other Attributes

  • Self-motivated and career orientated
  • Effective time management skills including the ability to prioritise workloads and perform tasks efficiently
  • Possess high standards of professional and personal ethics
  • Embrace flexibility in work routine
  • Work will be performed in English, but additional relevant language ability is an asset



Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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