Scheme Consultant - Citydesigner

£32K + per annum

Citydesigner is seeking to recruit a dynamic architect and/or urban designer with an interest in heritage townscape, to work as a Scheme Consultant in our practice.

Citydesigner is an architecture, townscape and heritage consultancy which advises on and assesses development proposals which affect the context of sensitive townscapes, listed buildings, conservation areas, World Heritage Sites and other historic assets. The consultancy has contributed to some highly prominent recent development projects in London, Dublin and the south of England, including Foster and Partners’ 30 St Mary Axe (‘The Gherkin’), Merrill Lynch’s European Headquarters at Newgate Street, and Land Securities’ Nova project at Victoria. The consultancy’s clients are diverse and range from Britain’s largest development companies and institutions through to individual owner occupiers. We also collaborate with some of Britain’s best known and most dynamic architects.
The successful candidate will contribute to a number of prominent development projects and will ideally have experience of working within a team environment, either in private practice or in local government. Good knowledge of the assessment process of historical research methods and of planning guidance relating to new architecture in historic contexts and environmental statements would be an advantage. The consultancy will favourably consider experienced candidates with backgrounds in architecture but will also consider those with a planning background, particularly when they also hold urban design or conservation qualifications. The candidate should have strong presentation skills, verbal, graphic, written and desk-top publishing. Those with less traditional backgrounds in urban design or building conservation, or with experience in historical buildings research, should not, however, be discouraged from applying, as we appreciate a diversity of skills in our 12 strong team. Our offices are in London, SW1. We offer a pension scheme and loans for travel season tickets to established employees, among other benefits. Remuneration will reflect experience and qualifications, with a starting salary range for the right candidate of £32K + per annum.
Interested candidates should send a CV, portfolio and covering letter to:
Closing date: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Key roles:
  • Managing a number of schemes, communicating with clients/development and design teams, organising work schedules,
  • report production, projecting and managing resource hours and costs, and overseeing invoicing.
  • Appraising the listability of buildings and the contribution made by buildings in conservation areas.
  • Assessing the quality of new design, its effect on local townscape, important views and nearby heritage
  • assets.
  • Advising on the possibilities for improving design to enable new high quality development in areas of
  • heritage value, with reference to relevant policy and guidance.
  • Carrying out historical and other research at archives and local authorities to provide for independent urban
  • design and conservation appraisals both of existing and imagined environments; preparing townscape
  • assessments and Environmental Statements; and preparing evidence for public inquiries concerning
  • prominent London sites in areas of heritage significance.
  • Desk-top publishing reports using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Attending meetings with development/design team.