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Town Planning
Americas Region
BOG000022 Requisition #

Bring your vision to shape a better world.

Our innovative spirit at Arup compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways — developing many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, systems, places and spaces. Our global reach and our networked offices of over 16,000 creative minds allow us to leverage the best of what is happening in the world and deliver these best practices to our clients in local markets. Our spirit of innovation and commitment to global thought leadership translate into a firm of people working at the cutting edge of our respective fields. We are shaping the world in more sustainable, resilient and technology-driven forms.

We are looking for an Urban Designer/Planner/Landscape Designer who is developing his/her career to join our Bogota Office. You will join a multidisciplinary team of planners across the Americas region with a focus on identifying and delivering innovative planning opportunities for a range of client types. Our work seeks to uncover and strengthen the interrelationships between land use, transportation, economic and natural systems while being grounded in sustainable and resilient urban design. The scale of projects can vary from individual site planning assignments to large scale master planning along corridors or in larger districts. We work in partnership with architects, urban designers and transportation planners. We also work independently, leveraging the skills and talents of our Integrated Planning team in partnership with experts in resiliency, civil engineering, building designs and information technologists.

The ideal candidate will share our passion for creating great places and achieving sustainable planning outcomes that help ‘shape a better world’. We seek an individual with growing technical experience and motivation to deliver innovative solutions. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of general professional experience and 2 years of specific urban design and planning experience. In addition, the candidate will have a strong background and understanding of both Colombian and international urban design and planning practices. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified applicant to support and engage in challenging projects and tasks.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting and coordinating urban planning studies at a variety of scales. Potential projects include urban and master plans, urban analysis and data analytics, waterfront studies, urban and sustainability research, public space design, strategic urban planning, among others
  • Supporting and coordinating the preparation of proposals for the public and private sectors in Colombia related to urban and landscape design, urban planning and policy.
  • Working in partnership with other teams supporting large infrastructure projects where planning, urban/landscape design and architecture is a needed component
  • Assisting with diverse tasks in small, medium and large, complex, long-term projects – working with many different people/facilities/resources etc. within tight time and budget constraints
  • Conducting research and analysis both for project formulation and development
  • Supporting preparation of project presentations, graphic materials and coordination and project management activities both within the urban team and the broader office
  • Executing responsibilities as outlined in the firm’s Quality Management System


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or in Urban Studies
  • Master's degree in Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or Transport Planning (a must)
  • Minimum of 2 years of specific experience in urban design or urban planning with relevant project experience
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is a must
  • Excellent level of written, verbal, presentation and communications skills both in English and Spanish is essential; in particular, solid written skills are fundamental
  • Knowledge of Colombia´s urban design, development and regional planning sector as well as international practices in these areas.
  • Quality design orientation
  • Good command and experience with digital tools including AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, ArcGis, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Experience with BIM will be a plus.
  • Interest in supporting/project coordination and ability to coordinate administrative activities
  • Familiarity with socioeconomic and spatial analysis in GIS; good analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong teamwork capabilities, outstanding sense of responsibility, achievement and autonomy 

 *Please ensure you include a file of  or link to your work porfolio as part of yout application*

Arup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com.



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