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Our people are our greatest asset and are key to our continued success.

We are committed to providing careers in which our employees achieve their full potential, whether they are starting out in their chosen career or have a wealth of experience.

We offer 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.

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Current vacancies

Graduate Urban Designer

Urban Green is looking for a talented Graduate Urban Designer to join our multi-disciplinary team. This is in response to an increase in secured contracts. Our current portfolio includes a wide variety of projects and clients particularly in the masterplanning, housing and urban regeneration sectors.

The role

The successful candidate will support on all urban design related matters; working closely with the team to interpret client briefs, adopting creative design solutions and adding value.

Essential requirements

  • Post-graduate qualification in urban design
  • Support on urban design related matters;
  • Ability to interpret briefs and develop strong concepts;
  • Ability to innovate, provide solutions and add value
  • Deliver design excellence and design flair;
  • An understanding of the planning system and UK design standards;
  • Excellent illustrative and presentation skills
  • Experience of report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A 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

Desirable requirements

  • Experience of stakeholder consultation

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information by 16 August 2024.

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Urban Designer

Urban Green is looking for an ambitious and creative Urban Designer to join our Manchester studio. Our portfolio includes a wide variety of projects and clients particularly in the masterplanning, housing and urban regeneration sectors.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking a ;ead on all urban design related matters; interpreting client briefs, adopting creative design solutions and adding value. They will have proven project management and delivery experience, with strong client/stakeholder engagement skills, and 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 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
  • A 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

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information by 16 August 2024.

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Senior / Principal Ecologist

Urban Green is looking for a highly motivated Senior/Principal Ecologist with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience to join our team in Manchester. Our team works for a wide range of clients within the residential, commercial, industrial, education and infrastructure sectors.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing and delivering ecology projects across a range of challenging and exciting schemes to the highest quality, drawing upon field experience and knowledge of the planning system. A technical focus is required, with excellent delivery experience and strong project management and communication skills. An inspiring approach and the ability to lead and manage staff is required. You will be a key contributor in developing and supporting the growth of the team to achieve business plan targets.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Leading a portfolio of interesting and complex ecological projects from initial client liaison through to completion
  • Managing and organising subconsultants and seasonal workforce as required
  • Undertaking field work including surveying habitats and protected species
  • Ecological Clerk of Works activities
  • Writing, overseeing and completing qualty checks of technical reports
  • Mentoring and managing enthusiastic Ecologists by adopting a creative and an inspiring approach
  • Contributing to business development activities including client relationships
  • Maintaining quality and Health and Safety standards
  • Demonstrating efficient and profitable delivery

Essential requirements

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a consultant Ecologist
  • A relevant degree
  • Full member of CIEEM
  • Excellent knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy including experience of practical application of mitigation requirements for protected species.
  • Working knowledge of EIA and the planning process
  • Protected species licences advantageous, particularly for bats and GCN
  • Developed core field and technical report writing skills, alongside delivery of EPSL licence documents and EcIA
  • Experience and working knowledge of BNG assessments
  • Excellent project management skills including financial control, strong client liaison and coordinating a team effort
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
  • Strong organisational skills/ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills/an ability to work at all levels with colleagues and clients
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • Flexibility to work outside office hours and away from home as required

Desirable requirements

  • Named ecologist on EPSL / Mitigation licence for bats and/or GCN
  • FISC level 3 or above
  • Habitat Regulations Assessment experience
  • GIS proficiency / capability
  • Staff mentoring experience

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information.

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Arboricultural Consultants (All Levels)

Urban Green is looking for an experienced Arboricultural Consultants ideally with a minimum of 3 years’ experience to join our team in Manchester. Our team works for a wide range of clients within the residential, commercial, industrial, education and infrastructure sectors.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing and delivering a range of arboriculture projects. A technical focus is required, with excellent delivery experience and strong project management and communication skills. An inspiring approach and the ability to lead, manage and mentor staff as required.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Lead and supporting the delivery of arboriculture projects across various sectors
  • Support multi-disciplinary projects and offer advice and the benefit of your experience to the wider arboriculture team and the business generally
  • Undertake a variety of arboricultural surveys, risk assessments, tree management plans, tree mapping (CAD and ArcGIS Pro technology) and community engagement and produce associated reports for submission to Local Planning Authorities and landowners
  • Liaise with the local planning authorities, planners, architects, and other professionals to inform the planning design process
  • Provide advice relating to Tree Preservation Orders, tree work applications, Conservation Areas and High Hedges
  • Support in the management of the arboriculture team and mentoring and development support
  • Assist in all aspects/ duties as necessary including supporting the team manager, analysing survey data, writing and checking reports and assisting in the general workload of the arboriculture team
  • Maintain quality standards and demonstrating efficient and profitable delivery

Essential requirements

  • A degree in an Arboriculture or related subject
  • Membership of a relevant professional body such as the Arboricultural Association
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an arboricultural consultancy role
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience of tree surveying techniques and risk/hazard assessment methodologies
  • Understanding of the principles of Visual Tree Assessment and the ability to work methodically through the process
  • Strong working knowledge of current planning and environmental legislation
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience and ability to negotiate with and obtain agreement from a wide range of clients and statutory consultees
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work at all levels with colleagues and clients
  • A positive, enthusiastic and flexible approach to work, under your own initiative or within a multidisciplinary team environment

Desirable requirements

  • Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) Certificate
  • Flexibility to work away from home on occasions

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information.

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Graduate Landscape Architect

Urban Green is looking for a Graduate Landscape Architect with a minimum of 1-2 years’ industry/practice experience to join our team in Manchester.

The role

The successful candidate will have a demonstrate passion for Landscape Architecture, have a creative flair, an excellent design ability, an ability to deliver innovative solutions and excellent graphic and communication skills. You will be working with an enthusiastic team of Landscape Architects, and alongside our Urban Design, Landscape Planning, Arboriculture and Ecology teams.

Working in our studio in Manchester, the role is part of a growing team with a diverse portfolio of challenging and exciting schemes across the UK.

As a multidisciplinary consultancy, the successful candidate will work alongside our in-house urban designers, landscape planners, arboriculture, ecology and biodiversity net gain teams.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Production of landscape design work and drawings, including feasibilities, high-level concepts, landscape masterplans, detailed construction and planting plans, illustrations and visualisations through all the Landscape Institute / RIBA work stages to a high standard
  • Preparation of written and graphic materials for design and assessment reports
  • Participation in discussions with clients, other consultants and disciplines, and stakeholders
  • Work with the wider landscape team to develop our design approach
  • Attend project reviews, design reviews and client workshops

Essential requirements

  • 1-2 years’ experience within the industry/practice
  • Masters/Post-Graduate degree from a Landscape Institute accredited course
  • Knowledge and experience in the design and delivery of landscape projects in the UK
  • Understanding of current Planning and Environmental legislation
  • Experience in delivering projects across a variety of sectors
  • Engagement with clients, other consultants, in-house disciplines, and stakeholders
  • Strong CAD, graphic (Adobe Creative Suite) and Autodesk packages
  • Strong technical, design and presentation/graphic skills
  • Hand drawn sketching capability
  • A creative and an inspiring approach
  • A keen interest in the landscape and environment
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to manage their own workload/minimal supervision required
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • An enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Diligent, proactive and motivated
  • Ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Delivery of high quality and robust outputs

Desirable requirements

  • Working towards Chartership with the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

How to apply

Please send your CV, design portfolio and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information.

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Arboricultural Surveyors

Urban Green is looking for experienced Arboricultural Surveyors at all levels to join our team to deliver Health and Safety tree inspections for public and private sector clients.

The role

The successful candidates will undertake tree inspections and assist with tree related risk management of public and/or privately owned tree stock utilising handheld ArcGIS Pro and CAD technology.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake tree inspections of public and privately owned tree stock utilising handheld ArcGIS Pro and CAD technology
  • Identify tree works
  • Respond to client queries and maintain strong relationships
  • Deliver high standards and work practices to comply with British Standards and relevant legislation
  • Complete and observe risk assessments and working methodologies with regards to Health and Safety

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of working in an arboricultural environment and undertaking tree inspections and risk assessments
  • Formal arboricultural qualification or equivalent experience and be prepared to undertake a relevant arboricultural course/qualification
  • Experience of liaising clients and attending meetings
  • Computer and IT literate with experience in using handheld technology software, Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Willingness to work at any location on a semi-permanent basis with time in the office as and when required
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work and liaise at all levels with colleagues, clients and local authority officers

Desirable requirements

  • CAD experience
  • GIS proficient
  • Understanding of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), legislation and knowledge of the planning system

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information.

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Office Administrator

Urban Green is looking for an Office Adminstrator, ideally with experience of working within an office environment to join our team in Manchester. We will consider applicants looking to work part-time and full-time hours.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking a varied office adminstration role to ensure the smooth running of the business.

Key responsibilties

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

General

  • Managing phone calls and general emails
  • Managing incoming and outgoing post / correspondence
  • Printing and scanning documents
  • Arranging staff/client meetings, scheduling appropriate times, booking meeting rooms, planning refreshments, and taking meeting minutes, writing up and distributing appropriately
  • Managing vehicle booking system including organising their maintenance, insurance, fuel cards and records
  • Organising CPDs and catering as appropriate
  • Providing PA support to the management team

Staff

  • Organising arrangements for new starters and leavers
  • Maintaining first aid, fire, electrical and health and safety compliance
  • Organising and booking training courses and events
  • Arranging travel and accommodation
  • Maintaining the staff sickness and holiday monitoring system
  • Involvement in the monthly staff forum and arranging social events

Finance

  • Managing office purchases including equipment, sundry supplies, etc
  • Managing petty cash and purchases
  • Collating and managing monthly staff expenses
  • Supporting the finance function

Asset Management

  • Managing and maintaining a stock of sundry office supplies and refreshments
  • Organising, maintaining and updating PPE, tools and equipment log

Essential requirements

  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic
  • Punctual, personable and approachable
  • Ability to work under their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Competent communicator
  • Ability to work at all levels with colleagues

Desirable requirements

  • Previous experience of working in consultancy or construction
  • Experience of finance/HR software
  • Hold a valid UK Driving Licence

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information.

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Biodiversity Net Gain Consultant

Urban Green is looking for a Biodiversity Net Gain Consultant, ideally with 1-2 years’ experience to join our team in Manchester. Our team works for a wide range of clients within the residential, commercial, industrial, education and infrastructure sectors.

The role

There has never been a greater need for focus and action to conserve biodiversity, both globally and in the UK. Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is now mandatory for new planning applications within England, bridging the gap between nature and development and creating sustainable, environmentally conscious schemes.

Urban Green is looking for a Biodiversity Net Gain Consultant to join our growing team with ideally 1-2 years' experience. You will be an integral part of the Biodiversity Net Gain team to ensure the successful delivery of projects. You will see projects through from inception to post-development monitoring, helping to inform design and advise clients along the way.

Your role will be a combination of field-based surveying and office work, with a large focus on delivery of written reports and habitat management and monitoring plans.

A key part of the role is multi-disciplinary working, with other teams; in-house and external consultants, therefore a flexible and enthusiastic approach, and a desire to learn, is required.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Supporting a portfolio of interesting and complex projects from initial inception through to post-development monitoring
  • Field work, including small and large-scale habitat surveys following UKHab methodology, on-site mapping and condition assessments of habitats
  • Delivering written Biodiversity Net Gain feasibility and design stage assessments
  • Producing 30-year, site-specific habitat management and monitoring plans
  • Collaborating with other in-house teams, such as arboriculture and landscape architecture, and with external consultants
  • Advising clients and supporting the delivery of external workshops and presentations
  • Updating project documentation to reflect changes/updates or in response to consultee comments
  • Having an awareness of project requirements to ensure that our services are delivered effectively and on-time
  • Contributing to team resource planning and supporting the ecology team if required

Essential requirements

  • A degree-level qualification in ecology or relevant environmental subject
  • Experience working in an ecology-related role; undertaking field surveys, following standardised methodology, data recording and analysis
  • Experience of report writing and delivering technical data in a clear and concise manner
  • Competent in UKHab methodology to undertake field surveys
  • Competent in undertaking Biodiversity Net Gain assessments using the Biodiversity Metric
  • Understanding of GIS
  • Understanding of habitat management strategies and the role of habitat management plans in conservation
  • Strong time management and organisational skills and ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Basic knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work at all levels with colleagues, clients and consultees
  • IT competence in MS Office
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach to work and willingness to learn and pursue professional development opportunities
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • Flexibility to work outside normal office hours and away from home as necessary

Desirable requirements

  • Professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk or call 0161 312 3131 for further information.

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