Associate Director - Urban Design

North West or Midlands

Tetra Tech need an experienced, strategically minded and results-driven practitioner to lead our local urban design offer in Manchester or the West Midlands.  This client facing role will help develop and deliver urban design, master planning and multi-disciplinary projects of varying type, size and complexity. Project work will primarily be within the public sector, complimented by other redevelopment opportunities. The projects will generally have a strong regional focus, but there are also opportunities to work nationally.

Your Role

This role will lead, manage and develop our existing portfolio of work in Manchester and the north-west.  You will work closely with our team of architectural, urban design and landscape design colleagues, supporting projects across our national portfolio. You will be based in our Manchester office with a balance of working from home and office. The successful candidate will be part of our vibrant design team and will work closely with our Director – Urban Design in Manchester, who is our urban design national lead. You will be expected to build relationships with our design and planning teams across the region and work with team-mates in a range of disciplines within Tetra Tech. Your role will also include financial control of a portfolio of projects. You will be expected to lead submissions, both for opportunities on our existing governmental frameworks, and to help us secure positions on upcoming frameworks.


About You  

You will be an experienced, strategically minded and results-driven practitioner – either a Recognised Practitioner of Urban Design, a Chartered Architect or have a body of working experience in urban design. You should have experience managing and developing complex master planning, urban design or architectural solutions across a range of scales for public and private client bodies. You must have existing client relationships which you can introduce to Tetra Tech. Fundamentally, you must have the ability to work at a high level employing a range of drawing, modelling and interpersonal skills to engage, influence and collaborate with cognate clients, colleagues and stakeholders on a broad range of interesting projects. You will research, write and illustrate print-ready reports; you must have the ability to write fee and project bids; you will perform effectively at interview and will have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of an established team.  It is essential that you have a high level of personal numeracy as you will be responsible for the financial control of projects that you lead.


About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on the Careers section of our website.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tetra Tech is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity / shared parental leave.

We are very happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours.  We can offer a range of solutions to help you to get the most out of your work / life balance.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please no phone calls or agencies.

Our culture at Tetra Tech encourages and embraces the differences that make each of us unique - we are hiring you for you, so be yourself!

Closing Date
Monday 10 July 2023