Associate Masterplanner / Urban Designer


IDP is an award-winning multi-disciplinary design practice based in the heart of the midlands; just one hour from London by train and a stone’s throw from Stratford and Leamington Spa.  We pride ourselves on being a friendly, collaborative practice with an open working setting and flexible working arrangements. We place emphasis on providing and fostering a positive environment for the development of our staff and their future career progression.

We have a strong reputation for the successful delivery of regeneration and masterplan projects in line with our placemaking led approach.

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a flexible, talented Associate Masterplanner/Urban Designer to join our Urban Design team on a permanent basis. The role will involve working on a variety of UK projects, predominantly on medium, large and very large-scale SUE new settlement mixed-use masterplans and design code projects for public and private sector clients.

Your role will include:

  • Acting as project lead
  • Working up masterplan drawings, design strategies and detailed illustrations to support design principles
  • Demonstration of excellent written communication, presentation and negotiation skills, including an interest in community engagement

Desired skills and experience:

  • An Urban Design PG Dip or Masters, ideally with an undergraduate base in architecture. For candidates with a planning based undergraduate degree, we would want to see a high level of skill in the delivery of detailed masterplans and layouts
  • Candidates with less formal qualifications may be considered based upon excellent track record and strong portfolio
  • Strong design background, working in a consultancy environment
  • Project management skills and experience of working on complex multi-disciplinary projects
  • The ability to think critically and problem solve
  • An understanding of business development and client needs in the residential sector
  • An ability to manage own time, workload and meet tight deadlines

Desired qualifications:

RIBA + Urban Design Masters / PG Dip; Bachelors in Architecture + Urban Design Masters / PG Dip; RTPI + Urban Design Masters / PG Dip.

To apply, please send a covering letter along with your most up to date CV and examples of your recent, relevant work to  

Associate Masterplanner / Urban Designer Job Listing Urban Design Group
Closing Date
Thursday 18 November 2021