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Senior Urban Designer
United Kingdom
£45,000 - £55,000

Rare opportunity with this global architecture & design practice, working on both UK and International Projects.

Hybrid working offered
Remote working offered

The Client:

Join a globally recognised architecture firm with a strong presence in the UK, Europe, and the US,offering an unparalleled opportunity to be part of an award-winning international design team committed to sustainable excellence. The London office, known as a leader in professional design services, specialises incorporate interiors, strategic workplace consultancy, new build architecture, urban design, planning development, and hospitality.

With hundreds of annual award-winning projects, our client ranks among the top global design firms,boasting 2,500 employees across 24 offices worldwide. Renowned for sustainable innovation and expertise, they are industry leaders in research and design tools.

Enjoy a host of enticing benefits, including two days of remote work per week, alongside life insurance,health insurance, income protection, travel insurance, professional development opportunities, wellness initiatives, specialist training, tech schemes, and more.

Main responsibilities:

Preferred candidates typically possess 7-10 years of experience, with a proven track record in managing complex planning projects from inception to successful completion, particularly within the EMEA region.


  • Conduct thorough research, analysis, and assessments to drive strategic planning decisions.
  • Analyze sites, programs, regulations, and policies using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Execute advanced development calculations adhering to specified standards and proposed controls.
  • Coordinate sub-consultant activities and oversee project deliverables independently.
  • Ensure quality assurance and quality control of project documents.
  • Prepare and submit comprehensive planning applications, reports, and appeals.
  • Liaise with local governments, public officials, and stakeholders throughout the planning process.
  • Participate in client and public discussions and presentations, demonstrating teamwork and initiative.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior team members.
  • Stay updated on evolving planning regulations, policies, and urban development trends in the UK.     

Qualifications and Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of planning legislation,policies, and procedures, with a successful track record in planning approvals and project delivery.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities to address complex planning issues effectively.  

Software Proficiency:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and standard GIS packages.
  • Functional knowledge of analytical tools such as ArcGIS and presentation tools like InDesign/PowerPoint.
  • Desirable expertise in Adobe Suite (Illustrator,Photoshop) and familiarity with CAD or Rhino Design software.     

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in urban design, landscape architecture, geography, or related discipline required.
  • MRTPI / MRICS qualification with relevant PQE experience in planning/development.
  • Desirable: Sustainability accreditation or professional accreditation aligned with the company's sustainability framework within 6 months of hire.