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Assistant Urban Designer / Urban Designer

QS0000158
  1. Hong Kong
  1. Cities & development

Assistant Urban Designer / Urban Designer

Atkins’ Urban Development and Design practice in South East Asia is growing, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. We undertake projects across the region and beyond, ranging from strategic visioning through to detailed masterplanning for everything from small transit oriented developments to large new cities. Our diverse team brings global experience to our integrated multidisciplinary approach, carefully balancing land use capacity with development requirements and environmental, economic, market and sustainability objectives.

If you are committed to a better built environment and would like to be a part of a leading-edge and creative large-scale property development practice working in the most dynamic geography for urbanization today, we would love to hear from you.

Your role would involve:
1. Developing masterplans and urban design concepts supported with 3D models and other graphics, preparing well-structured and graphically-compelling reports and presentations, and being responsible for production of drawings and coordination of concept design, schematic design, and detail design documents.
2. Managing project work effectively and proactively under the guidance of the person in charge, coordinating with team-mates and other consultants/engineering disciplines, or being a part of a team sharing that responsibility.
3. Showing commitment to raising design standards, improving your skills, keeping up with the latest technical and digital developments and with the field of urbanism generally.
9. Interest in growing over time into a more senior client-facing role, managing projects/ leading design, and communicating externally.
10. Knowledge of and interest in South East Asia.


Qualification/Requirements:
1. Completion of a three- to five-year architecture / landscape / urban planning or other relevant degree program with post-graduation completion of a one- or two-year urban design / planning program / degree.
2. 3-8 years’ relevant professional experience is a plus.
3. Working knowledge of standard regulations and best practice principles, with strong problem-solving skills.
4. Experience of mid- to large-scale masterplanning projects. Knowledge of transit-oriented development, industrial and/or leisure/tourism masterplanning projects is preferred.
5. Proficiency in MS Office, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of specialised software such as Lumion and Rhino or comparable is appreciated.
6. Interest in urban sustainability and/or economics/the commercial aspects of development is a plus.
7. Strong writing and communication skills and ability to clearly describe design concepts with words and images. SE Asian languages and/or Mandarin / Cantonese would be beneficial.
8. Open to periodic travel to client / project locations (conditions allowing).
9. Interest in growing over time into a more senior client-facing role, managing projects/ leading design, and communicating externally.
10. Knowledge of and interest in South East Asia.
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