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Architect - Specialist

Sector:  Engineering and Technical Services
Division:  Engineering and Technical Services

Senior Specialist – Urban Planning

Sector:  Engineering & Technical Services



NEOM is seeking an experienced senior-level Architect/Urban Planner to join our growing team working on a variety of interesting engineering activities.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Assist in current and long-range urban planning efforts, including land development review and analysis and planning studies in support of new and updated programs and regulations.
  • Participate in advanced, highly-complex professional planning and management activities which includes supervision and interface management of stakeholders within NEOM.
  • Review and recommend master pan, local regulations, codes and standard which are related to the NEOM operation, maintenance and management
  • Review design documents for architecture and evaluate the design documents in order to ensure compliance with NEOM’s Engineering Codes and Standards.
  • Perform regular field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.
  • Review violations and applications for deviation from NEOM’s Engineering Codes and Standards and produce technical reports and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the following activities regarding your area and multi-disciplinary engineering areas (as applicable):
    • Review, update and maintenance of NEOM’s Engineering construction specifications.
    • Preparation of Engineering design guidelines.
    • Assist with the further development and implementation of procedures and guidelines for the creation of NEOM’s Technical Standards and Codes approvals authority.
    • Reviews of manufacturer, vendor and supplier drawings and samples and perform technical prequalification analyses.
  • Make presentations to team-mates and NEOM Sectors and Departments.
  • Lead and participate in technical workshops for NEOM employees.

Support teammates to effectively improve team performance


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • 15+ years’ proven Architectural experience
  • Experience in the design and review of Architectural/urban planning deliverables for Code and Regulatory compliance
  • Experience with a wide variety of building typologies such as educational, industrial, civic, sporting/ leisure, recreational, residential, hospitality, cultural etc



  • Fully conversant with the RIBA Plan of Work (most recent version)
  • Fully conversant with the IBC
  • Knowledge of the Saudi Building Code and other Standards and Codes authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Conversant with LEED sustainability design principles and requirements
  • General knowledge and orientation in latest trends in architecture, engineering and technology
  • General knowledge of the NFPA codes and architectural design for Fire Safety
  • General knowledge of design for disabilities



  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, good relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English (required)
  • BIM experienced



  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture
  • Master’s Degree in Architecture preferred
  • RIBA Chartered Architect, AIA Licensed Architect or similar is a plus

LEED (or equivalent) certification is a plus

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