Urban Designer/Senior Urban Designer (Maternity Cover –12 months, commencing June 2024)

Plymouth and South West

Urban Designer (Maternity Cover –12 months fixed term contract, commencing June 2024)

About us

LHC are an award-winning design practice based in the beautiful South-West . Our experienced team combines their creativity and knowledge across our five core services of architecture, urban design, landscape, interiors, and graphics; working across all stages of the design process to help clients and partners deliver their project vision and outcomes. We work together to offer a holistic service that is greater than the sum of its parts, adding value and delivering high-quality and sustainable places.    

About the Role

We are looking for a talented Urban Designer/Senior Urban Designer to join our multi-disciplinary team in our Exeter studio to work on an exciting range of residential masterplanning, urban design and regeneration projects across the South West and beyond.

This is a fixed term 12-month contract as Maternity Cover with the potential to extend the contract and opportunities for career progression.

Education & Skill Requirements

  • A Postgraduate (Master’s) Degree in Urban Design, with a background in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Design.
  • An excellent design portfolio is essential, with evidence of working at various scales.
  • 2-3 years of previous experience in professional practice in Urban Design or related field will be required as a minimum.
  • Passionate about design and thrive in an environment where you can demonstrate initiative, creativity, self-sufficiency & responsibility.
  • Confident in presenting to, coordinating and liaising with clients and consultants
  • Excellent software skills, and proficient in AutoCAD and Adobe Suite. A knowledge of GIS, Sketchup or Revit software would also be useful.
  • Strong communicator and all-round team player who's keen to collaborate and achieve as part of a larger team.
  • Generates excellent design sketches, diagrams, plans, models and renderings for reports and presentations, and can produce high quality written content.

What we can offer you

We take the welfare of our staff seriously and strive to provide an excellent work-life balance which allows you to take full advantage of the beautiful coast, city and countryside close to our studio locations.

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Agile working with the option of three days in the studio and two working from home
  • A fun, inclusive and collaborative studio environment in the centre of Exeter with an active calendar of social activities
  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • CPD Programme

We are an equal opportunity employer and applicants will be considered without regard to age, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation.

How to Apply

To apply please email a brief summary of your relevant experience, CV and examples of your work for the attention of Fleur Morley to studio@lhc.net.

Deadline – Friday 19th April

No agencies please.


Urban Designer/Senior Urban Designer (Maternity Cover –12 months, commencing June 2024) Job Listing Urban Design Group
Closing Date
Friday 19 April 2024