Senior Residential Designer - Urban Planner

Job Description

Senior Housing Design Architect/Urban Designer

Experienced designer with a background in large scale housing, master planning and working with developers. Opportunity to join an expanding team of specialist residential architects and urban designers. The firm has a wide and varied client base includes well known PLC developers to smaller bespoke housebuilders, working on high profile low to medium rise projects primarily in the South and Midlands. 

Some UK travel will be required as part of this role.

Key responsibilities include prepare design led layouts and solutions for viability purposes. Creation of detailed drawings including sketch layouts and masterplans for developments typically between 50 to 500 units, occasionally 1000+ including mixed use settlements. Add value through good urban design,  engage with local planning authorities and win their support through good design solutions. Prepare and submit planning applications and manage them through the approval process and resolve outstanding items. Experience of client management and liaison.

Qualifications, knowledge, experience & skills required:

Minimum HNC in Building Studies or Architectural Construction
Prefer Post-Graduate in Urban Design or Architecture
Knowledge and understanding of Building Regulations and the planning process
Sound knowledge of the Building Regulations and a good working knowledge of AutoCAD is essential
Understanding of CDM regulations
Minimum of 8 years’ experience working in the new build residential development sector
Designing residential layouts of varying sizes, not only hand drawn sketch format but also be able to transfer the sketch to full AutoCAD planning layouts
Proficient in AutoCAD and Revit
Hand drafting skills desirable
Adobe illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop desirable
Team-player who can also work independently
Excellent communication skills

Salary Negotiable. Location Central London.