Senior Urban Designer - BDP

Depending on experience

Senior Urban Designer

London, Clerkenwell

Full time, permanent

Mon-Fri, 9 am- 5.30pm


The Role

As a senior member of our Urban Design team, you are innovative and passionate, you have been involved in exciting concept schemes, and you have an understanding of the technical delivery of masterplans in the UK and Internationally. You can work independently or as part of a team and with other professions within the office. You will be accountable for the delivery of your own projects, lead the design schemes, on time, and on budget and coordinate the inputs from other professions. You will enjoy working on diversity of projects and having the autonomy in developing your own ideas, based on your in depth understanding of the design process.


What You Will Do

  • Provide leadership in conceptual design work for master planning, urban design and architecture projects and develop from feasibility through to detail.
  • Work across variety of sectors including mixed use, commercial, residential, hospitality, retail and education as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  • Develop visions for place making, creating new communities, regeneration of existing town centres and the development of new cities.
  • Illustrate and present design solutions effectively through free hand sketching and computer aided design to convey intended vision to our clients including architectural design solutions.
  • Evaluate and take into consideration economic, social, regulatory and physical factors affecting planning and design decisions for proposed projects.
  • Lead the preparation of design work and related planning documentation including Design and Access Statements and Design Guidelines.
  • Lead and participate in public engagement and consultation events that form part of the master planning process.
  • Evaluate new project opportunities and prepare tender submissions with support from more senor team members.
  • Liaise with clients, government agencies and project stakeholders requiring excellent communication and people management skills.
  • Work closely with Directors and project team to ensure timely delivery of high quality master planning and architecture projects within budget.
  • Inspire and promote collaboration across disciplines to spark innovation, motivate talent and support design experimentation across the office.


Your Qualifications and Experience

  • A background in Architecture is preferred with 10 years’ experience in Master Planning at a range of scales
  • Master’s Degree in Urban Design or equivalent degree
  • Exceptional design skills and technical knowledge teamed with a passion for seeking innovative and creative design solutions for ever challenging design propositions
  • Thorough understanding of UK and international planning process and requirements
  • High level of verbal, written and graphic communication skills including freehand sketching. Understanding and skills in computer aided mediums, including Auto CAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketch-Up.
  • Experience in preparation of design reports, planning applications and planning documents, including graphic and written outputs.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, good self-organisation and strong ability to work in a team environment, as a leader and a member
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and dedication to their work and the work of their team
  • Proactive approach to progress designs that are innovative, contribute to growth of the business and act as inspiration to the team


BDP Offers

In return, BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, employee profit shares, contribution towards professional subscriptions and a great working environment.


To Apply

Please visit and complete the online application form, you will need to enclose a CV and portfolio stating why you believe you are suitable for the position, including an indication of your salary expectations.

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No agencies or third party applications will be accepted.

BDP is an equal oportunity employer.