Urban Mechanics – Associate/Senior Associate (Johor Bahru)

Urban Mechanics ensure that city engines are optimised to achieve resilience and improve quality of life. This position requires the candidate to drive innovative, experimental solutions to complex urban challenges through multi-disciplinary, people-oriented, and occasionally unconventional approaches.

Based in Johor Bahru, the role will require the candidate to work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop business opportunities and apply the required knowledge
and skill set to execute diverse placemaking projects, including conceptualising, developing, and managing public realm improvement, space activation programme, grants management
and other placemaking initiatives through evidence-based approach and participatory process.

The candidate should possess strong verbal and visual communication skills to interpret data analysis and convey it to a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Placemaking project management
  • Grants monitoring and management
  • Innovation & Business Development
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Project coordination

Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant qualifications in the field of Urban Studies OR Social Sciences OR,
  • Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, Landscape Architect or Design

Minimum years of experience

  • Minimum 2 – 5 years of working experience

Kind of Experience

  • Placemaking
  • Space curation
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Grants management (optional)
  • Public realm improvement (optional)


  • Critical, analytical, and strategic thinking
  • Good project management and time management
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem-solving with great attention to details
  • Agile team player
  • Willingness to learn

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Project Planning and Management
  • MS Office
  • AutoCAD, 3D max or Sketchup (optional)
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator (optional)

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