A great opportunity exists for an experienced and creative urban designer, with at least 10 years experience, to join our Urban Design team in our London office.
Lichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK and is recognised as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Property’ by Property Week magazine. We are looking for bright, creative and committed people who can deliver high quality work and outcomes for our clients.
We are owned by an employee benefit trust and run and managed for the benefit of its staff with no obligations to external shareholders. Our profits are reinvested into the business and shared with staff through bonuses.
Residential development is the focus of the urban design work but we also produce layouts for commercial and mixed use developments. We have a range of design projects across the country and this role will involve working with our regional offices to assist them with various development schemes as well as playing a major role continuing to build our track record, from our base in London. A link to our Urban Design directory page is here.
You will need to have excellent urban design skills and the ability to produce drawings and visual representations in order to communicate projects.
We are looking for a designer who is able to produce high quality drawings by hand and electronically. You should be confident in using a range of software packages such as AutoCad, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
We will expect all candidates to hold one or more degrees in planning/urban design/architecture/landscape design. Generally we look for at least a 2:1 or equivalent at first degree level, full information on A level, GCSE (or equivalent) and other qualifications should be provided.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to produce high quality work (both drawn and written), together with good analytical, communication, interpersonal, and writing skills. The role will require working on a number of projects, so a proven ability to manage your own time and workload within tight timescales, and ability to problem solve is critical. You will also have market credibility with a proven ability to win new work and clients, and nurture existing client relationships to win repeat business.
Lichfields offers a highly competitive benefits package which is subject to negotiation. We are a very sociable company and it’s a great place to work.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.