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Principal Urban Designer

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £50k - 55k per year

  • Contact:

    Zubair Ahmed

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 065

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal Urban Designer to join a fast growing consultancy, who have opportunities UK Wide.
As the Principal Urban Designer you will manage projects and teams and be accountable for delivery of high-quality urban design and public realm design services, as well as deliver and contribute to the success of business plans and strategies within identified markets.
The Role
·To provide leadership and direction to various projects, with responsibility and accountability for ensuring quality products, consistent performance, best practice and technical excellence.
·Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key clients, adopting a collaborative partnership approach and negotiating at principal level with internal and external business partners, clients and customers.
·Contribute to winning new work that will enable the service function and wider business to meet growth aspirations.
·Act as line manager to members of the team, agreeing and measuring performance targets and ensuring cross-service working.
·Ensure that staff are provided with the appropriate information technology, mentoring and training needed to maintain high-quality service delivery.
·Report and contribute to team meetings as required, assisting in general team management and implementing agreed management strategies.
·Add value in the management, direction, delivery, and quality checking of appropriate project work; aiming for a minimum utilisation of 80-85% of time chargeable to clients.
The Ideal Candidate
·Degree or equivalent, ideally in architecture or landscape architecture with a post-graduation qualification in Urban Design
·10+ years experience
·Experience in managing internal and consultant teams and budgets at principal level
·Experience of urban design and masterplanning across of a range of contexts and scales, ideally including town centre and high street regeneration studies
·Experience of design codes, public realm design guides and other design guidance
·Experience of feasibility studies, with working knowledge of basic architectural layouts for apartments and houses
·Experience of urban design input into outline and hybrid planning applications and Design and Access Statements
·Experience of masterplanning residential-led schemes alongside wider urban design briefs and frameworks
·Seasoned professional with substantial experience in professional discipline
·Good professional experience in programme and project management
·Broad business knowledge and understanding
·Significant skills and experience in people management
·Knowledge and experience of financial management for significant project and programme value
·Demonstrable commercial awareness and skills
·Negotiable DOE
·27 days' annual leave + Bank Holidays!
·Continuous training and development
·Yearly Professional Membership of your choice
·Plenty of company organised social functions!
·Flexible working policy
What you need to do now
If you are interested in this role and fit the criteria above, please send us your application today. If you have any questions about the vacancy please click APPLY NOW or contact Zubair Ahmed at Carrington West for more information on 02393 876065
If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for jobs very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

Even if you are happy in your current job for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Parking professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Zubair at Carrington West on 02393 876065 for more information.

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