Senior Urban Designer

Stride Treglown

Are you an experienced Urban Designer looking for your next challenge with a progressive and supportive employer with a triple bottom line? (People, Planet, and Purpose)

We have excellent opportunities for individuals to join our Masterplanning and Urban Design team based in our Bristol Head Office.

A bit about us
Stride Treglown is a AJ100 and B Corp multi-disciplinary architectural practice with Masterplanning and Urban Design, Landscape Architect, and Town Planning teams covering the UK. We are engaged in all stages of design, contributing to early feasibility studies through to technical detailing and monitoring construction on site. Our teams work in close collaboration with a wide range of professional consultancies, and this is an intrinsic part of our everyday practice.

As an employee-owned and inclusive company, everybody has a say in what we do and how we work. We employ and develop the best diverse talent, giving our staff freedom to pursue their own career aspirations, whilst offering flexibility to ensure wellbeing.

Stride Treglown creates people-focused places. We pride ourselves on hiring the best and most creative talent and helping you develop your career in the direction you want it to go.  As an employee-owned and inclusive practice, we are dedicated to increasing our diversity to represent the communities in which we live and work and you will have a real say in what we do and how we work.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for design, curiosity, personal drive, and technical knowhow. The role will be hands on, requiring initiative and good design, communication and leadership skills. This opportunity is for those who can clearly demonstrate a capability and desire to lead and manage urban design and masterplanning projects of different scales. The candidate will have a keen interest in high quality placemaking for all types of environments, as evidenced in their portfolio, and will be keen to support and promote broader placemaking initiatives across the practice working closely with Planning, Landscape and architectural colleagues. This role will be based within the Masterplanning and Urban Design studio but will involve supporting different sectors across the practice, including, though not limited to, our Higher Education, Residential, Healthcare, Employment, and Technology & Innovation studios. We are, therefore, seeking a Senior Urban Designer with proven experience in project running who can lead on masterplanning projects across multiple sectors.

The candidate will have: 

  • A design background in mixed-use masterplanning projects, ideally with some architectural training
  • Experience in running and managing projects
  • Ideally 3-4 years minimum professional experience working in a high-quality, design focused practice
  • An awareness and an understanding of current UK planning policy framework and the RIBA Work Stages
  • A keen interest in, and experience of, mixed scale masterplanning projects, preferably across a range of sectors, and be able to present their work in this context
  • An ability to work collaboratively in large multi-disciplinary teams on complex environments
  • An ability to understand, communicate and present contextual issues from surrounding large areas
  • An ability to develop and deliver engagement strategies as part of the project
  • Excellent drawing and presentation skills and the ability to explain a design idea and evolution of a concept
  • Excellent report writing skills with an ability to convey complex strategies using clear and concise language
  • An ability to build rapport, create relationships and work effectively and positively with others, including with clients
  • A desire to keep up to date with developments in the field and to help expand the broader knowledge and expertise of the team

Technical Skills:

  • Good CAD skills, including in 3D modelling and ideally in Revit but AutoCAD/SketchUp would also be useful
  • Strong graphic skills in terms of drawings, diagrams, plans and images using in the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

What we can offer

  • Part (minimum 80% full time equivalent) or Full-time hours
  • With mentoring, the opportunity to develop team leadership skills and responsibilities
  • Flexible work environment
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • A contemporary working environment in an excellent location
  • A friendly, open and caring culture
  • Future opportunity to own the business with us through employee share ownership

If you would like to be considered, please include all the following

  • Cover Letter explaining why you are right person for the role
  • CV covering your professional achievements and experiences
  • Portfolio that includes examples of your best projects to show us that you right person for this role

Please apply via our website – you do not need to join or subscribe to any third party websites.

Please note, we unfortunately will not be able to provide visa sponsorship to the successful applicant.

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Closing Date
Friday 27 May 2022