Urban Designer/Masterplanner, David Lock Associates

Milton Keynes
Competitive salary

As one of the UK’s leading independent town planning and urban design consultancies, David Lock Associates attributes its success to its ability to provide opportunities for bright people to achieve great things. Our goal is to help design and deliver the sorts of places we would like to live in – equitable, sustainable, connected, beautiful and prosperous. We are actively engaged in national debates about planning reform, infrastructure investment and housing delivery.

Our strong team of masterplanners and planners applies creativity and pragmatism in equal measure; combined with sound technical expertise, strong leadership of multi-disciplinary teams, commercial awareness and unabashed enthusiasm for what we do, our offer is dynamic and focused on high quality results. We see projects through from inception to delivery, and we are involved in the development of some of the UKs most important regeneration, residential and commercial projects.

We are now looking to increase the capacity of our urban design team to respond to the growing demand for our expertise. We are recruiting ambitious, talented and self-motivated masterplanners with 10+ years consultancy experience to work on a broad range of regeneration and urban expansion projects across the south of England from our base in Milton Keynes.

The successful candidate will have:

-       excellent design skills, and a portfolio illustrating a track record of successful masterplanning at different scales, including strategic projects

-       a degree in architecture or landscape architecture and a post-graduate qualification in urban design

-       experience of working within the context of the UK planning system

-       an ability to engage productively in dialogue about placemaking, housing delivery, infrastructure planning and sustainable design

-       experience of driving projects forward and liaising directly with lead clients

-       an ability to lead project teams, including colleagues working in other disciplines, to generate spatial solutions to complex site problems

-       excellent presentation skills

In return, we provide the opportunity to work with some of the UK’s largest and most influential developers and ambitious local authorities. We foster a supportive and friendly working environment with an active social calendar, varied CPD programme and access to training.

We offer an attractive employment package which includes competitive salaries, generous pension contributions, profit share, enhanced leave entitlement after five year’s service, childcare voucher scheme, medical insurance scheme, cycle to work scheme, payment of professional subscriptions, mobility allowance and group life insurance.

Find out more about working at DLA here.

To discuss this opportunity please contact Simon Pugh or Joanne Cave on 01908 666276.

To apply, please email a letter of application, CV and portfolio of masterplanning projects to Roz Collier rcollier@davidlock.com by 31st July.