Urban Designers - Urbanist Architecture

Location/Venue: 
Greenwich, London
Salary: 
£28,000 - £32,000

Urbanist Architecture is currently on the hunt for Urban Designers with outstanding project management skills to work on multiple projects, share responsibility for general office operations and become an integral part of our growing firm. The successful candidate should keep abreast of new planning legislation, and be confident in projects involving urban extensions and new settlements at both pre-application, planning application and detailed design stages.

The successful candidate will have at least two/three years town planning experience in London or in the UK, ideally within a private planning consultancy. The successful candidate should be prepared to work towards membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). This role includes mentorship from the Company Directors and MRTPI Chartered Town Planners of the firm; as well as strong encouragement to progress and develop both professionally and within the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing client relationships over the phone, by email and in face to face meetings preparing well structured comprehensive feasibility reports, development appraisals, design & access and planning statements
  • Preparing robust masterplans, and concise and compelling urban design concepts and design codes
  • Managing the preparation and submission of planning applications and planning appeals
  • Liaising with Local Planning Authorities and Planning Inspectorate
  • Assisting the architects and the directors of the practice on other planning, and administrative and technical tasks

Requirements:

  • Excellent understanding of current town planning issues and the town planning process
  • Exceptional organisational, numerical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills (both spoken and written)
  • Ability to weigh up conflicting views and issues
  • Keen interest in regeneration and urban/suburban masterplanning
  • Experience of using planning database, GIS and Google Docs

If you are passionate about regeneration and urban/suburban masterplanning, and are a superb team-player, we would like to hear from you! Send your CV today to careers@urbanistarchitecture.co.uk