Senior Urban Design Officer

Posted 18 March 2024
Salary Market related
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration3 Months
Discipline Town Planning
Contact NameNatalie Swaine

Job description

Carrington West are assisting their London based local authority client in the search for a Senior Urban Designer to join their Town planning department on an initial 3 month contract.
Working in a busy Borough Council you will manage urban design input on a range of projects, including reviewing and appraising major and strategic planning proposals. Additionally, the postholder will provide support on the Council's Design Review Panel, working with colleagues in Development Management and Spatial Planning to organise and manage reviews. The role may also include some involvement with the preparation of the Council's Local Plan, so sense checking evidence and providing advice on the Design Chapter as well as Site Allocations of the plan will be critical.
On a daily basis you will be required to help organise work for the team, liaise with external third parties including consultancies and project manage your own schemes. As such the role requires an established Urban Designer competent enough to manage a busy workload.
At this level an appropriate degree level qualification is expected and ideally you will have professional accreditation and have at least 3-5 years post qualification experience in the private and/or public sector. You will need a strong working knowledge of relevant planning legislation and a good understanding of the pressures faced by local authorities in managing sensitive planning applications.
The council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running and are offering hybrid working arrangements.
Carrington West Pay Rate - £ FLEXIBLE
Job Ref - 49823
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.