Lead Urban Designer

Randstad UK
London, City of London
05 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Lara Saad
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading international, multidisciplinary consultant with offices in London and throughout the Gulf states, Middle East and Africa, is seeking to recruit a highly experienced and talented Urban Designer to work in its London Design office. Though the post is based in London, there are likely to be opportunities for frequent and potentially extended travel outside the UK. The candidate will be able to lead large master planning and urban design projects and manage the time and resources of internal and external teams effectively, to be aware of deadlines and to work well under pressure

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Leading and assisting on master planning and urban design projects
  • Coordinating and managing the technical inputs of other consultants and external consultants
  • Writing reports and creating presentations, drawings and other deliverables and ensuring that they are submitted on time and to the highest quality achievable
  • Writing and preparing proposals for new projects, evaluating scopes of work and structuring proposals
  • Interacting with clients through meetings and presentations
  • Supervising, managing and mentoring of junior staff including urban planners, urban designers and interns
  • Candidates will be expected to travel overseas at short notice for short and long-term assignments of up to 3 months


  • A bachelor degree in Urban Planning/ Designing or Architecture and preferably a postgraduate degree/diploma in Urban Design

Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years' of relevant work experience in a multi-disciplinary design environment and of managing large and complex urban planning and master planning projects
  • Excellent planning and presentation skills, initiative, motivation and be a team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An excellent knowledge of current urban design and master planning best practice and sustainable development
  • Thorough knowledge of the design and planning process and the role of all disciplines within project team

The remuneration package includes:

  • Basic monthly salary negotiable in accordance with relevant experience
  • Pension scheme minimum 10% Company's contribution
  • Salary uplift while working overseas
  • Per diem payments while working overseas
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel insurance

An opportunity not to be missed! If this sounds like you or you want to learn more about this role or similar roles, get in touch! Tel: 0203 680 0640 Email:

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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