Urban Designer

 South East England

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South East England 109 The Print Rooms London SE1 0LH Mattinson Partnership Urban Designer
Reference #: 18589_1548954527
Location: South East England
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Benefits: £3,750 Car Allowance
Sector:
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 31/01/2019

Opportunity:

A planning & environmental consultancy are looking for an Urban Designer to join their Berkshire office. Working with UK housing developments and mixed use projects you'll be responsible for a variety of work, including conceptual urban design work, feasibility studies, masterplanning, development briefs, design strategies and design & access statements. You will also be tasked with laying out proposed neighbourhoods. Utilising both your hand drawing and software ability (AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign & Vectorworks) you'll work closely with clients as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The consultancy are a long established planning practice with other key elements to the business including transport consultancy, urban design, landscape architecture, heritage and a wide range of environmental services. You'll be working closely with in-house consultants across these disciplines. With professional, relaxed work environments and unprecedented growth over the past two years, there is no better time to join this consultancy, with an exciting 2019 ahead!

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant Urban Design Degree
  • 2 years' experience post qualification, ideally in the UK
  • Some expertise working on housing layout strategies or design

Urban Designer - Berkshire - Planning & Design Consultancy - Housing Layout - Conceptual Urban Design Work, Feasibility Studies, Masterplanning & Design Strategies - AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign & Vectorworks - National Client Base

 
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