Senior Urban Designer


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP313-70

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A leading Architectural Consultancy is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Urban Designer to join their team in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As a Senior Urban Designer, you will play a crucial role in leading and managing the design and development of urban spaces, ensuring they are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and aligned with the vision of the city.


• Lead the urban design process, from conceptualization to implementation, ensuring adherence to project timelines and budgets.
• Conduct thorough research and analysis of urban areas, including site assessments, environmental impact studies, and demographic studies.
• Develop comprehensive urban design strategies, master plans, and zoning guidelines that enhance the functionality, sustainability, and livability of urban spaces.
• Collaborate with architects, engineers, landscape designers, and other professionals to integrate urban design principles into project plans and proposals.
• Coordinate with government agencies, local authorities, and stakeholders to ensure compliance with regulations and obtain necessary approvals for urban design projects.
• Provide expert advice and guidance on urban design matters, including urban revitalization, transportation planning, public spaces, and sustainable development.
• Supervise and mentor junior urban designers, providing support, feedback, and opportunities for professional growth.
• Stay updated with the latest trends, best practices, and innovations in urban design, and apply them to enhance the quality and impact of projects.
• Participate in public consultations and community engagement activities to gather input and feedback for urban design projects.
• Represent the organization at conferences, seminars, and industry events to showcase expertise and build professional networks.

SAR 10,000 to 18,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: Negotiable depending on experience



• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a related field.
• Minimum of 7 years of experience in urban design, preferably with a focus on large-scale projects.
• Must be based in Saudi Arabia or the GCC
• Strong portfolio demonstrating successful project delivery and expertise in urban design principles, including urban planning, public space design, and mixed-use development.
• Proficiency in design software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and GIS applications.
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with a keen eye for detail.
• Strong leadership abilities, with the capacity to manage multiple projects and teams effectively.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
• Familiarity with sustainable design practices and a commitment to creating environmentally friendly urban spaces.
• Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in Arabic is highly desirable.

redfish solutions promote a culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. We embrace differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality, and any other protected characteristic. We have an inclusive recruitment philosophy and will endeavour to support those applicants who may need adjustments in order to take part in the recruitment process.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business

About the Company

redfish was created in 2005 with the single aim of delivering a truly professional and consultative recruitment service to the built environment.

Tired of being constrained by companies which over promised and under delivered, we decided to create a firm which would deliver the highest service level to both candidates and clients alike, irrespective of the candidate’s level or the size of the client.

Working with the country’s leading main contractors, consultancies and developers, we have an enviable reputation for placing middle and senior management candidates.

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Designer salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 8,500

Breakdown available for industries, cities and years of experience