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Senior Urban Designer, Hong Kong

  • Job reference: ATK003566
  • Sector: Urban Development
  • Location: Hong Kong
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical projects.

Our skills include the expansive area of Architecture and Interior Design for which we are looking for candidates to join our design studios who are excited about working in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Our portfolio comprises a broad range of project types, including hospitality, office, commercial, transport, residential, retail and regeneration and civic projects. Ranging from small heritage buildings to massive complex mixed-use projects and large scale master plans.



Responsibilities:
1. Develop urban design concepts, communicate design concepts through the development of 3D models and other computer graphics, and develop and deliver graphically-compelling reports and presentations to clients.
2. Lead a project team effectively and proactively under the guidance of the person in charge, and coordinate with other consultants/engineering disciplines or be a part of that team sharing that responsibility.
3. Be responsible for production of drawings and coordination of concept design, schematic design, and detail design documents.
4. Participate in business development by preparing scopes and budgets, proposals, and presentations.
5. Show commitment to raising Atkins design standards.
6. Report to team management on a regular basis regarding drawing design development issues, design queries, and design coordination issues.
7. Report to the person in charge for all production work and aim for excellence in design quality and documentation, and match or better Atkins QA standards.
8. Be responsible for the correctness and accuracy of your own and your team’s drawing, quality, layout and notes, before review by the project lead, and coordinate drawings among the team and other disciplines.
9. Alert project leadership when elements of the design or details are not working and offer solutions to these.
10. Conduct yourself professionally at all times.
11. Keep abreast of the latest software enhancements to increase productivity and/or design quality, and share this knowledge with your colleagues.
12. Actively strive to improve your skills in design by looking for opportunities to further prove yourself whenever you see such opportunities arise.

Qualification/Requirements
1. Completion of a five-year or six-year architectural degree program or equivalent design/planning background, and graduate of one-two year urban design / planning program with more than 5 years’ post graduate experience.
2. Working knowledge of standard regulations and best practice principles.
3. Experience of large-scale township and industrial and/or leisure/tourism masterplanning projects.
4. Proficiency in MS Office, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of Revit is very desirable.
5. Ability to travel periodically to client/project locations.
6. Ability to market the skills of the integrated urban strategies practice.
7. Ability to clearly describe planning concepts with words and images.
8. Experience in both the public and private sector preferred.
9. Strong writing and communication skills.
10. Knowledge of South East Asia is a plus.

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