Principal Urban Designer - South Cambridgeshire District Council

£ 32,621 - £38,718 (GRADE 6 SCP 30-35)

Grow your Career in Greater Cambridge

Principal Urban Designer,

Consultancy Unit, South Cambridgeshire District Council

Grade 6 (SCP 30-35), Full time (£ 32,621 - £38,718)


Greater Cambridge, which includes Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District, is home to a world leading university, science, research, IT and business parks and is one of the fastest growth areas in the country outside London. This role will give you the chance to help meet the exciting challenges and opportunities it creates.  Moving towards a shared planning service between the two local authorities, there are many exciting schemes to get involved in, at a variety of scales including new settlements, urban extensions, and complex mixed use inner city sites that will deliver a range of professional experiences.

We invite you to be part of a creative, talented and multi-disciplinary Design Consultancy Unit that blends innovative approaches to design of our built environment with achieving high quality results on the ground. We need the most capable, committed and ambitious professionals in delivering on our vision


About You

As a Principal Urban Designer, you will play a key role in the pro-active planning, design and delivery of major developments, with special emphasis on the New town at Northstowe, New settlements at Waterbeach, Bourn Airfield, Major extensions around Cambridge and IWM Duxford masterplan. You will provide expert urban design advice through the development management process as well as research, produce or contribute to planning guidance and policy. 

You will have the ability to think strategically, conceptualise and vision new places. You will be a skilled negotiator, with the ability to build consensus, able to develop creative solutions to complex problems and have a flair for communication. You will be a team player, have a business approach, actively seek opportunities in a changing organisation, motivate others and strive to make a difference.

You will have a post graduate qualification, supported by substantial relevant experience in Urban design and a first degree in architecture, landscape or planning. A talent for articulating the design of places, including buildings through free hand drawing and computer aided design is essential.

For an informal conversation about this role,  please call Trovine Monteiro, Team Leader, Consultancy Unit at South Cambridgeshire District Council  on 01954 712931


To apply for this new job opportunity please complete the South Cambridgeshire District Council application by following the link,

Closing date: 9am on 14 March 2017

Interviews will be held on week commencing 27th March 2017