Hunter Dunning

Senior Urban Designer – Bristol

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£35,000 - £40,000
29 Nov 2018
29 Dec 2018
Job (Function)
Urban Planning
Contract Type
Full Time

We currently have a Senior Urban Designer job for an individual to join a AJ50 practice in its office based near the centre of Bristol. This role offers a change to take a lead role in a number of large scale residential based projects.

My client is a leading independent Planning and Design consultancy, led by 20 Partners and employing approximately 360 employees in 12 regional offices across the UK. They work across such projects as residential and commercial schemes, mixed use masterplans and layouts, new settlements, extensions to existing towns, infrastructure-led new communities, regeneration and community-led development proposals.

Due to growing team they are now looking to add an Urban Designer to the team.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Working on UK projects (predominantly for national housebuilders) supporting with planning applications for new communities formed through housing-led developments of between 200
    and 8,000 dwellings
  • Conducting site, context and character appraisals to inform the design for new developments
  • Develop exciting and deliverable visions for new settlements and extensions to existing towns
  • Working up masterplan drawings, design strategies and detailed illustrations to support design principles
  • Producing indicative layouts for either parts of or whole developments
  • Colouring drawings by hand or using design software
  • Support the production/testing of concepts for the arrangement of land uses on site
  • Support the production of comprehensive design and access statements comprising of written and graphic outputs, taking responsibility for and delivering information packages including reports
  • Assisting the team to produce comprehensive Design Codes
  • Overall responsibility for day-to-day running of jobs, including liaising with colleagues and briefing and mentoring junior team members
  • Working alongside local communities and other stakeholders through collaborative design workshops and public exhibitions
  • Liaising with other technical professionals to ensure technical deliverability of projects
  • Assisting to raise the teams profile and expand its client base
  • Producing outstanding work to a specific brief and within tight deadlines
  • Contributing to the design process through creative thinking and concept development.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Possess an MA or postgraduate diploma in Urban design
  • Experienced in working on UK residential and mixed-use development masterplans in an urban design or master planning role
  • Fluent in the use of AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp and InDesign
  • Have excellent detailing and hand sketching abilities
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Able to travel to the Midlands regularly to attend site visits

Salary & Package

  • Salary of between £35,000 and £40,000
  • Profit share bonus
  • Car allowance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work

What you get back

  • Training
  • Social events
  • Team building
  • Flexible working
  • Company shares
  • Close to local amenities
  • Good transport links

What employees say

I’ve been given all the resources I need to grow as a professional whilst on a personal level colleagues have always supportive and I’ve made long-lasting friendships!” – Planner

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