Urban Designer / Master Planner (all levels) – TopHat


Turning great ideas into reality, TopHat is a revolutionary provider of homes that builds communities and implements solutions for intelligent, adaptable and inclusive urban environments. This is an opportunity to join a fast growing TopHat Technology Urban Design Team that develops innovative strategies and infrastructure for data-driven urban development and digitalised design and planning process.


We are currently looking for talented urban designers / master planners with a range of different levels of experience. We always value passionate and research driven individuals, who appreciate the benefits of multidisciplinary working and enjoy working in a collaborative team.

You should have a good understanding of UK planning framework and housing sector as well as a great interest in current trends and issues in urban design and spatial typologies.


The requirements are:

  • A post-graduate master’s degree in urban design / housing with a background in architecture would be preferable
  • Excellent drawing and graphic skills with strong design ability using Revit, Auto-Cad and Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino would be an advantage
  • Great portfolio of work with a variety of projects at a range of scales and types with strong focus on master planning and housing typologies
  • UK housing and/or mixed-use urban development project experience (minimum 2-3 years)
  • Proven experience in master planning applications drafting
  • Ability to produce design reports and presentations
  • Keen interest in urban/suburban master planning and placemaking strategies
  • Friendly and creative attitude
  • Effective ability to communicate with people at all levels and backgrounds, including the design team and external consultants.
  • Spatial data analysis capacity as well as GIS and data visualisation skills would be highly desirable, although we would consider applicants without it if represents strong design capabilities


Job Type:         Full-time / Permanent

Location:           Central London

Salary:              depending on experience


If you would like to find out more about us then please send your CV, along with a covering letter and samples of your work to

Katarzyna Ciechanowska at katarzyna.ciechanowska@tophat.io