Senior Urban Designer
Full time, Bristol

We have a permanent position in our Bristol studio for a Senior Urban Designer to join our talented team of Landscape Architects. 

We are seeking applications from qualified landscape architects that are looking to develop their professional and technical skills whilst contributing to an exciting programme of high-quality work, including the design of the public realm for the Cardiff University Innovation Campus working alongside Architects HOK and Hawkins Brown. 

We have ongoing international projects, including the German Embassy in Addis Ababa and G21 Airport Road in Abu Dhabi and a number of high-profile projects in the UK such as: 

A landscape masterplan for the Whitchurch and Forest Farm campus for Cardiff Council, landscape design for the University of Worcester’s Severnside Campus Berrows House Building, exciting high density residential developments in Bristol and Woking along with developing therapeutic landscape designs for a range of significant health care projects. 

You will ideally have a specific qualification in urban design, although applicants who are qualified in urban planning, architecture or landscape architecture may also be considered, subject to being able to demonstrate strong urban design skills. 

You will have excellent creative design skills, good relevant experience and a high level of IT proficiency and proven ability of working in CAD. Passionate about Landscape Architecture, you will be keen to develop your personal and professional skills in a supportive environment. 

Key aspects of the role:

  • Demonstrate a collaborative team-working style and enjoy working to tight deadlines an ability to provide leadership and mentoring to our team, and to projects at different scales and complexities 
  • Be a designer with strong visual and written communication skills 
  • Working in the Landscape team, you will be confident in taking responsibility for leading the landscape input on projects along with delegating and overseeing the work of the less experienced team members 

Essential Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ post chartership experience is expected, to have the skills and knowledge required to undertake this role successfully 
  • Working closely with architects, landscape architects, town planners and other consultants who work with BDP to deliver our commissions for both public and private sector clients 

To apply

To apply for this role please click here and follow the apply button on the vacancy. You will then need to complete the online application form, please ensure that you attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (<400 words) that outlines your experience with the above job description. Please include an indication of your salary expectations and notice period in your cover letter. No agency or 3rd party applications will be accepted. 

View vacancy on BDP website

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing, and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly. 

BDP is an equal opportunity employer. 

Click here for further information about BDP and employee perks.

The Academy of Urbanism (Number 2) Limited is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales 0595604, 11c Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 IXE, United Kingdom.
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