Urban Designer

Plymouth, Devon
£32,878-£36,876) per annum
26 Sep 2019
13 Oct 2019
Job (Function)
Urban Planning
Contract Type
Full Time

Plymouth City Council is consistently regarded as one of the best performing planning authorities in the Country with a reputation for innovation and delivery. This has been recognised nationally with the team winning many accolades and awards, including the RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup for a third time this year. 

Having recently adopted the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan we are at the forefront of driving forward the City’s ambitious growth and regeneration agenda. The vision is for Plymouth to become one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities. 

An opportunity has arisen within the Strategic Growth Team for a highly skilled and motivated urban designer to help us to deliver this vision and to manage an exciting, varied and ambitious workload. The Council has an approved internal capital programme of £378m and the Strategic Growth Team are responsible for a programme of public realm regeneration. 

The Strategic Growth Team is a multi-disciplinary team of planners, urban designers and historic environment specialists. It has a clear remit to drive forward key strategic sites and programmes of development from inception, through planning, to delivery on the ground. The team also provides the urban design and historic environment service for the City, working collaboratively to secure better designed and higher quality developments and places that are built to last and that respect and enhance the city’s finest heritage assets. 

We are seeking an experienced and qualified urban designer (with a relevant professional accreditation) to lead a range of work for the team and wider service including public realm project delivery, capacity / feasibility studies, master-planning, design review, design codes / statements, public realm and landscape design. 

We are interested in hearing from candidates with a range of relevant skills and experience, gained in the public or private sector, and from a range of professional backgrounds including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design etc. All candidates should be motivated to work within a multi-discipline environment and have experience of delivering design commissions and construction projects. 

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact: Tom Lowry (Strategic Growth Team) on 01752 305980 or tom.lowry@plymouth.gov.uk.

Closing date: Sunday 13 October 2019

To apply for this role please visit www.plymouth.gov.uk/counciljobs and follow the links to the online recruitment system.


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