Join Our Team: Urban Designer

  • 5 Jan 2020 by Editor

Due to an increase in our team’s secured workload, an experienced 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 multi-disciplinary team, in response to an increase in secured contracts. Our current portfolio includes a wide variety of projects and clients particularly in the housing and urban regeneration sectors.

You will lead 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.

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 a professional qualification);
  • 5 years’ minimum urban design experience having delivered projects at various scales/sectors;
  • Lead on urban design related matters;
  • Experience of stakeholder consultation;
  • Ability to interpret briefs and develop strong concepts;
  • Ability to innovate, provide solutions and add value;
  • Deliver design excellence and design flair;
  • 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 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; and
  • Assist in business development activities and fee proposals relating to urban design as required.

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 No postal copies. No agencies.

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