Urban Planner

Country/Region:  IN
Field:  Engineering

Chennai (IND_CHE), IN

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
Job number:  42646

The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialized in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


In India, SYSTRA is an international consulting and engineering company operating in the fields of Metros, High Speed Rail, Railways, Roads, Buildings, Urban planning, and Water & Environment for public and private organizations.

Our engineers work with passion to deliver the most reliable, cost-effective and made-to measures solutions allowing end users to move seamlessly.

SYSTRA’s unique expertise is backed with a reputation built through technical excellence delivered on projects. Thanks to our know-how of our employees spread across India, we are present at all stages from upstream studies to operation and maintenance. We provide a comprehensive solution to manage all kinds of missions: Detailed Design Consultant, Project Management, Independent checking services.


SYSTRA has a long-proven experience nationally & overseas in Water & Environment field. Our complete range of services consents to have a comprehensive understanding, of each sector’s essentials, and to constantly improve the project experience.

We have worked on Detailed Engineering Design for Infrastructure Utilities Services in Activation Area Dholera Special Investment Region. Scope included Design of Integrated Infrastructure Design (Potable & Recycled WS, UGS, Industrial Effluent, SWD, Electric Lines and Roads), as well as Technical Advice during execution.



The Role:

Urban Planner having relevant experience into Development plans/Master Plans/Zonal Plans.


Main Duties: 

  • Develop detailed work programs outlining all tasks involved in Regional and Master Plans.
  • Organize and facilitate monthly meetings with Consultants and Authorities to ensure seamless collaboration and progress tracking.
  • Coordinate with consultants to oversee field surveys, methodologies, timelines, and mapping requirements.
  • Conduct thorough quality checks and reviews of all project deliverables submitted by consultants at each stage of completion.
  • Assist in generating monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual progress reports for Regional/Master Plans.
  • Contribute to the creation of knowledge materials such as training modules and frameworks, while benchmarking against national and international projects.
  • Collaborate with consultants and authorities to procure satellite imagery and other necessary resources for project execution.
  • Aid in drafting notifications and developing strategies for citizen engagement initiatives.
  • Develop and refine universal guiding documents and toolkits for Master Plan preparation and implementation.
  • Collect and organize existing design and utility service details for project reference.
  • Prepare design parameters in consultation with Subject Matter Experts (SE) and Project Managers (PM), and generate project documents as required (e.g., Quantity BOQ, tender preparation).
  • Maintain a comprehensive risk register, documenting mitigation strategies and action history.
  • Establish and maintain necessary records and documentation in accordance with company standards.
  • Ensure strict adherence to Systra Group policies, particularly in matters of ethics, safety, and compliance with ISO standards.


Qualification & Experience:

  • Graduate in Planning/Architecture/Civil Engineering + Postgraduate in Urban Planning
  • Minimum 5 years of experience into planning.
  • Should have completed at least two projects of the preparation of Regional Plans/Perspective Plans/Master Plans/ Development Plans.
  • Knowledge of analytical and design software (ArcGIS, QGIS, CAD, Indesign and Adobe Photoshop)
  • Must have excellent analytical and interpretative skills and an eye for error finding.
  • Must have excellent presentation and mapping skills.
  • Must have strong time-management skills and maintain focus and discipline.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and standards in urban planning and development
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.



We commit to put people who join us at the heart of improving transportation and urban infrastructure efficiency. As we are growing, this is time to be a part of this challenging adventure.

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