locationsRiyadh, Saudi Arabiatime typeFull timeposted onPosted 10 Days Agojob requisition idR-11618At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients' success. We share the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and we believe that a diversity of voices and cultures is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.As the world’s largest design firm, Gensler has a unique obligation and opportunity to focus on sustainability in the built environment. We deepened our commitment to combat the impact on climate change in the built environment when we launched Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) in 2019. This is our pledge to meet an ambitious goal: the elimination of all greenhouse gases from our work by 2030. Your RoleAs a Gensler Urban Designer you will contribute and develop strong, creative and innovative design and planning concepts supporting a breadth of project activities that include programming and analysis, conceptual design, preliminary design, final design, and production of final deliverables and reports. You will work on projects of both urban design and architectural scale. Your work ethic and dedication to problem solving, combined with our commitment to collaboration and mentoring, makes Gensler the perfect place to further your career.What you will doYou will be focused on master planning projects in the Middle East and Internationally, while also gaining exposure to a wide range of design experiences within our full portfolio of integrated disciplines: architecture, interiors, graphic/industrial design and consulting.Working closely with the Studio Director and design team to develop master plans, urban planning and landscaping solution for various types of project types.Working from concept design through to detailed design, producing drawings, graphic presentations and design narratives to budget and schedule.Interaction and communication with clients and consultants during the design phase and at presentations.Collaborate with design teams, clients, consultants, community stakeholders and other parties to meet overall project objectives.Collaborate with the Urban Design team to develop and advance conceptual and schematic designs on urban design and master planning projects.Prepare graphic/narrative reports and presentations that communicate the design process, research, and concepts.Manage presentations and production of planning and urban design projects.Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination.Enhance and optimize designs using rapid and iterative simulation techniques.Act as a team member in coordinating and reviewing of work product.Interact through projects and other office wide initiatives with other studios and practice areas.Support project sustainability targets throughout project phases and actively engage in delivering them.Study sustainable design strategies in every project stage and investigate solutions to sustainable design challenges.Work collaboratively with the team to optimize sustainability performance through design iterations and research.Engage in climate focused analysis and studies for each project.Your Qualifications Degree in Urban Design or Planning is essential, Master’s qualification preferred.2-3 years’ experience as an Urban DesignerLEED qualification advantageousRelevant experience as an Urban Designer with proven background in creative collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, from concept through later stagesKnowledge and passion for working on a variety of urban design & masterplanning projects across multiple sectors.A firm grasp of local and international codes is essential.Experience in parametric design application to master planning projects is essentialGIS Mapping & database skills are preferredCreative initiator who brings curiosity, enthusiasm and a “can do” attitudeDesire to develop strong leadership, management, and mentoring skillsPassion for seeking innovative, sustainable and creative design solutions for ever challenging design propositions.Possess a high level of visual and verbal skill, and a high level of freehand and rendering skills.Ability for researching and analysing project specific data and information to underpin the design proposition. Be an advocate for Gensler sustainability commitments internally and externally.Make sustainability an integral part of every project.Understand clients ESG goals and work with project teams towards achieving them.Good team spirit. Strong sense of personal responsibility and dedication to their work and the work of their team.Your Design Technology QualificationsEssentialGood working knowledge and experience in Autodesk Revit for design authoring, documentation, data extracts and project delivery.Good working knowledge and experience in Rhinoceros for design authoring.Basic understanding and familiarity with interoperability workflows between various design tools such as, AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, etcGood knowledge and experience with real-time rendering processes, and material creation & management within the context of integrated BIM and parametric workflows.DesirableBasic understanding of the setting up of new BIM models.Basic understanding of the principles of multi-model collaboration.Basic understanding and familiarity with Computational Design applications such as Grasshopper and/or Dynamo.Basic understanding and familiarity with simulation principles and processes, including interpretation, and application of results.Basic understanding and familiarity with the use of VR walkthroughs and panoramas.Good knowledge and experience with interoperability workflows between Rhino & Revit throughout all the stages of a project.Applications we work withDesign Authoring - Revit, Rhino, Autocad, NavisworksCollaboration - BIM360Computational Design - Grasshopper, DynamoBuilding Performance Simulation - Insight, Sefaira, Diva, Ladybug toolsVisualisation – Vray, Enscape, Twinmotion, 3DSMaxGraphics & Productivity - Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office SuiteExperiential – Unreal Engine, UnityDevelopment – C#, PythonThis job description reflects the core activities of the role although there will be changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time.Please submit your CV and brief portfolio for review. Candidates that do not submit examples of work unfortunately will not be invited for interview.Life at GenslerGensler Asia-Pacific and Middle East is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our Five Strategies. In partnership with our clients, we strive to create a just and equitable future for our communities and our colleagues. We celebrate our diversity and are focused on creating an inclusive workplace environment for all.As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From internal design competitions to research grants to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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