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Master Planning - Lead M/F

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Master Planning - Lead M/F

Contract type

Permanent contract

Job description

The main duties of the Master Planning - Lead include, but are not limited to:

1.    Leads the team, responsible for project management and client management of urban and master planning projects.
2.    Will provide technical and professional direction and support in the execution of urban and master planning projects.
3.    Master planning: carrying out independent site visits to do SWOT analysis of sites/ developments, development of high-level conceptual options, location, and layout of master planning land uses, identifying population and GFA demands from master plans through benchmarking of projects, knowledge of current trends and technologies in planning and integrating inputs and outputs with the environmental, infrastructure and transportation planners.
4.    Architecture / Urban design: writing and illustrating urban design and concept architecture concepts, explanation and analysis of a project’s requirements to develop urban design and landscape guidelines, benchmarking studies for comparable developments, development of presentations and reports to explain the same.
5.    Drafting and preparing, overseeing the production of planning reports and proposals by producing supporting text, plans, charts and tables, and by proving direction to and overseeing the work of Infrastructure consultants and landscape.
6.    Developing and maintaining relationships with clients.
7.    Expertise in Liaison & managing infrastructure and landscape consultants.
8.    May be required to perform other duties according to your abilities and qualification.
9.    Works closely with Team Leaders to highlight discrepancies in drawings or lacking areas to ensure smooth delivery of project.
10.    Perform administrative role required by the respective form of contract.
11.    Collaborate with other team members to determine design needs and requirements for the project.
12.    Attend meetings with clients to propose or review design proposals, making modifications or revisions at various stages of project.
13.    Prepare & maintain project documents like correspondence, minutes of meeting, notes etc.
14.    Traveling to the various sites to complete physical inspections, site supervision and site surveys (If required).
15.    Assist in preparing tender applications, presentations & negotiations with contractors (If required).


•    Degree or postgraduate qualification in urban planning
•    Minimum 10 - 12 years’ experience in urban planning, master planning, and urban design projects
•    Preferable to have relevant consultancy experience in KSA and UAE with an understanding of the Arabic urban morphology and culture, housing typologies, and/or appropriate design standards in the region
•    Strong command of the English language and strong reporting skills
•    Previous involvement and experience in leading a multidisciplinary team in the delivery of planning and urban design projects. Must be able to manage challenging multicultural client relationships across a range of geographies
•    Thorough understanding of land use planning principles, practices, and technical coordination between different services
•    Preferable to know about other necessary software programmes including CAD, 3D Max, GIS, Adobe design suite
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, a team player and have a customer focus behaviour.
•    Problem-solving skills and be able to understand the needs and requirements of clients to provide planning and design solutions in a rapidly developing country
•    Must be a self-starter
•    Able to be flexible and adapt to working in a demanding Middle East environment including the need to travel when required
•    Sound understanding of infrastructure utilities, road, traffic etc to manage & guide respective engineers.

Position location

Job location

Middle-East/North Africa, United Arab Emirates



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6-Engineer’s degree

Minimum level of experience required

Over 10 years