Senior Urban Designer/Associate Director, Design - Turley


We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Urban Designer or Associate Director to join our Reading Design team, whose work is national in its reach and collaborative in approach.


Turley create places of quality that deliver development value through the intelligent and expert application of the UK planning system. We work together with clients on compelling projects that deliver better places.


We have a number of exciting projects all over the South East region, including a new settlement north of London, a number of strategic promotions in Oxfordshire and Swindon, outline applications and reserved matters applications with land promoters and housebuilders.


We are different from other planning consultancies. Our people are engaged co-owners of our company. You will join a team where you can take on new challenges, contribute fresh ideas and where you will be encouraged and supported to learn and grow.


We seek candidates who are collaborative, committed to their own development and at the forefront of professional best practice. You will have experience of meaningfully contributing to substantial masterplanning projects from inception to completion with particular emphasis on leading teams and managing junior designer inputs.


The successful candidate will be client facing and have the ability to generate work through contacts and business development activity. You will have experience in the production of planning packages for both outline and detailed applications, be highly skilled and have experience in detailed residential design proposals, including layouts, elevations and sections, and creative DAS production is particularly desirable.  Excellent report writing and project management skills are also needed.


A post-graduate qualification in Urban Design or relevant discipline is desired with solid experience in UK housing and mixed use projects gained in design and planning companies. Successful candidates will show creative thinking and be able to demonstrate high quality graphical communication. Proficiency in AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft packages will be essential with 3D computer modelling skills or hand drawing communication desirable. Some travel within the south east of England will be expected as part of this role.


Turley is an employee-owned business, operating from thirteen offices. We offer an excellent remuneration and flexible benefits package including a travel allowance, pension, ownership dividend and performance-related bonus.


Please apply in confidence to providing your CV and a covering letter with details of your current salary.


No agency interest please.


The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.