Join Our Team: Urban Designer

  • 17 Jul 2019 by Editor

An ambitious and creative Urban Designer is sought to join our Manchester studio.

Key Responsibilities

Urban Green is seeking a talented and experienced Urban Designer to join our growing multi-disciplinary team, in response to growth of our strategic projects. Our current portfolio includes a wide variety of projects and clients particularly in the housing and urban regeneration sectors.

You will lead on all urban design related matters; interpreting client briefs, adopting creative design solutions and adding value. You will have proven project management and delivery experience, with strong client/stakeholder engagement skills. You will draw upon a strong working knowledge of the planning system and UK design standards.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in the future direction and growth of the team.

Essential Requirements

  • Post-graduate qualification in Urban Design with a background in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning (or have significant relevant experience in the field of planning / urban design experience in lieu of the professional qualification);
  • 2-3 years minimum urban design experience in delivering at various scales/sector;
  • Lead on urban design related matters on projects; design excellence and have design flair
  • Experience of stakeholder consultation
  • Ability to interpret briefs and develop strong concepts
  • Ability to innovate, provide solutions and add value
  • Strong working knowledge of the planning system and UK design standards
  • Excellent illustrative and presentation skills
  • Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Friendly and creative team player, and open to sharing ideas
  • Ability to work and thrive under pressure to meet project deadlines
  • Flexibility and willingness to work across a range of projects
  • Excellent CAD (2D and 3D), Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp skills
  • Assist in business development activities and fee proposals relating to Urban Design

Urban Green offers a competitive rewards and benefits package, access to a range of individual and professional development opportunities and the guarantee of an engaging and supportive working environment. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

How to Apply

Please send a bespoke and compelling covering letter and CV/portfolio, clearly demonstrating examples of regeneration and urban/suburban masterplanning by email to for the attention of the Office Manager. The closing date is 30 August 2019. No postal copies. No agencies.

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