Urban Designer

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The job of an Urban Designer

Urban Designers create practical and visually pleasing places, including buildings, open spaces, and landscapes. Playing a vital part of a much bigger team, they help to bring viable developments to life, ensuring that the environments you create are both useful and enjoyable.

The sector continues to grow at a steady rate in line with growing populations.

The role of an Urban Designer involves:

  • Creating practical and visually appealing spaces
  • Designing buildings, open spaces and landscapes
  • Being aware of local building regulations, geography and protected land
  • Working with the wider planning team to ensure policies and guidance are followed
  • Providing expertise in heritage-led regeneration and development in Conservation Areas
  • Delivering training to the team
  • Collaborating with internal and external teams
  • Managing presentations and production of planning and urban design projects

Qualifications & Experience

As an Urban Planner, you will need to hold relevant industry qualifications:

  1. Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography or Human Geography. 
  2. Masters in Town Planning or similar Planning related Masters degree such as Architecture. 

Also, experience within a Planning Department is very useful before moving into the role.

Urban Designers are also required to have understanding of industry-standard software packages such as AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Vectorworks, and others.

Salary & Benefits

Permanent contract: £22k – 55k

Contractors: £25 – £45 per hour

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We work with various Public and Private Sector organisations across the UK providing them with Urban Designer and other industry professionals.

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