Urban Designer - Urban Initiatives Studio

Location/Venue: 
Farringdon
Salary: 
Depending on experience

Join the Urban Initiatives Studio team

20 August 2018 
Location: London, Farringdon
 
We are currently looking to appoint a junior to mid-level Urban Designer to work with us on a number of high profile and exciting projects. This is a full time position suitable for talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who is eager to learn and grow professionally in our sector. Applicants must have a masters degree (or similar) in Architecture / Landscape Architecture with a specialism in Urban Design.
 
Successful candidates will work collaboratively with the practice directors on the planning, research and design of a range of projects including strategic visioning, urban extensions, town centre masterplans, site capacity studies and public realm design and assist with the running and managing of public consultation.
 
You will have a minimum of two years post qualification experience. Ideally this will have been gained in a planning or design practice working on urban design and masterplanning projects at a variety of scales. Understanding of the UK planning policy context is essential. Experience of undertaking planning policy research, policy writing, preparation of strategy, concept and layout designs, excellent graphic presentation skills will be particularly interesting to us. We would also expect the successful candidate to take on the management of smaller projects.
 
The successful candidates must share our passion for urban places and our Practice Ethos. You will need to demonstrate a robust understanding of urban design and planning, project and time management skills, excellent organisational and strong communications skills, an ability to write reports and tender documentation, and a positive and professional approach to engaging with and presenting to clients and stakeholders. Proficiency in GIS, Excel, Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop are essential; Vectorworks, Sketch-up and other CAD programmes desirable.
 
Urban Initiatives Studio is a small design practice and we are looking for an individual that will contribute to practice life. There is opportunity for career development for the right candidate. If you are interested in this role please send your CV together with a supporting letter and brief portfolio to new@uistudio.co.uk. No agencies please.
 
Deadline: 20 September 2018