Urban Designer / Urban Planner (at any level)

Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) (UK) Ltd (Dar), is currently seeking an experienced and talented Graduate Urban Designer to join its London Design office.

The successful candidate will join an established team of Planning and Urban Design specialists based in London. While the position is based in London, there may be opportunities for travel outside the UK - candidates may be expected to travel overseas at short notice for short and long-term assignments of up to 1 month.

About Dar

Dar is a leading international, multidisciplinary consultant with offices in London and throughout the World, currently seeking an experienced and talented Urban Designer to join its London Design office.

Dar aims to connect people, places, and communities by providing innovative solutions to engineering and design challenges worldwide. With a presence in 59 countries and 18,000 professionals, we are dedicated to planning, designing, engineering, management, and consulting for significant global projects. Our projects shape lives in various settings, and we constantly seek progress in all environments.

Key responsibilities 

· Working with colleagues and fellow team members in a positive, enthusiastic and proactive way to deliver high quality project work
· Work with calmness and maturity in times of pressure 
· Leading and assisting, as necessary, the design of large-scale and high-profile masterplans and urban design projects 
· Acting as Group Leader on key aspects of projects (leading the urban design aspect of a multi-disciplinary project) 
· Coordinating and managing the technical inputs of some junior colleagues, and occasionally external consultants 
· Writing reports, creating presentations, drawings, diagrams, technical drawings, and other deliverables, ensuring timely submission and high-quality output 
· Writing and preparing proposals for new projects, including evaluating scopes of work and structuring proposal
· Interacting with clients through meetings and presentations ·
Supervising and guiding junior colleagues, including urban planners, urban designers, and interns.

Required Qualifications:

· We are looking to fill several positions from graduate to experienced professionals with more than 10 years’ experience.
· A bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, Urban Planning or Architecture and a postgraduate degree/diploma in Urban Design
· Good design, writing, and presentation skills
· Display an attention to detail and care in production of work material
· A good knowledge of current urban design and masterplanning best practices and sustainable development
· Display initiative, motivation, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
· A good understanding of UK and International design and planning processes and the role of all necessary disciplines within a project team
· Strong sketching ability is a plus
· Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of a second language is an added bonus
· Good written, listening and verbal communication skills
· Experience of working in the Middle East and or Africa
· Proficiency in Adobe Suite is required
· General knowledge of the following common software types is important with good knowledge in some of the following:
· Autodesk products such as Civil3d and AutoCAD
· ESRI products including CityEngine and ArcGIS
· Sketchup, Twinmotion or Lumion

To apply

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.
To apply please email your CV and Portfolio to [email protected]

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