Graduate Urban Designer

Clerkenwell, London

BDP has a dedicated Urban Design team within its London urbanism studio. This studio brings together the expertise of landscape architects, urban planners and urban designers to deliver imaginative development frameworks, masterplans and regeneration strategies.

Urbanism is an integral part of BDP’s multi-disciplinary offer, with a strong external profile and reputation, working with public and private sector clients on a challenging range of projects across the UK and internationally.

About the role

The Urban Design team at BDP is seeking to recruit a graduate urban designer to join its expanding group in their London urbanism studio. The new designer will work alongside a range of other professionals on a variety of exciting projects. Our work is varied and includes masterplans, development frameworks, regeneration strategies, detailed planning and design studies, and community engagement. We undertake projects for public and private sector clients in the UK and increasingly worldwide. By undertaking a variety of duties on a range of projects across multiple sectors, you will develop your skills and experience in a supportive environment, while making a key contribution to the urban design team in the London studio.

About you

We are looking for an urban design graduate, ideally with a professional degree in architecture and urban design. A creative approach to design, combined with excellent hand drawing and technical skills are required to communicate design ideas through a range of graphic styles and mediums. Candidates should also be able to show initiative and an ability to work within a team, under tight timescales, whilst monitoring goals.

As an enthusiastic team player, you will enjoy working in a collaborative team environment and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels and backgrounds, including other professionals, clients and the wider community.

In addition to your CV as part of your application, please provide a portfolio of design work, clearly highlighting your role in relation to any projects and images referred to or provided in support of your application.

About us

BDP is a multi-disciplinary award-winning design practice, established in the UK in 1961 and now a worldwide practice with more than 1,200 professional staff in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. In 2016 BDP became part of the Nippon Koei group and this has created a platform for accelerated growth.

BDP’s work covers all major development sectors, from Urbanism to Retail, Education, Housing, Healthcare, Mixed-Use, Transport, Workplace and Leisure. We also have particular strengths in masterplanning and sustainability and are leading users of BIM in the design industry.

We work closely with users, clients and the community to create outstanding 'places for people' and have a strong track record in all major sectors including health, education, workplace, retail, urbanism, heritage, housing, transport, leisure, public safety and energy.

BDP offers

In return, BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, contribution towards professional subscriptions and a great working environment. BDP also operates a profit share scheme, provides season ticket loans and a wide range of other benefits.

To apply

To apply for this role, please click on the apply button below. You will then need to complete the online application form and attach a covering letter plus current CV and portfolio demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position. 

Please include an indication of your expected salary with your application.


BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly.

No third party or agency CVs will be accepted for this role.


Graduate Urban Designer Job Listing Urban Design Group
Closing Date
Monday 2 August 2021