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What is an Urban Design Director?

In Urban Design Directors jobs you are responsible for full leadership of the urban design function within a planning consultancy or architectural practice. The role is part of the practice’s senior management team and plays a key part in the strategic planning of the organisation. With an abundance of urban design experience and a portfolio of highly successful schemes, the role balances creativity and technical knowledge with strategic vision and the ability to motivate and inspire those around them.

HAUS was set up with the aim of establishing a creative recruitment agency run by consultants from the design industry. This means that each member of our team has a genuine passion for all things design – as well as contacts at London’s most prominent architecture firms – and we regularly use these connections to help experienced Urban Designer Directors secure executive roles at some of London’s most well-known planning consultancies and architectural firms.



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Our job board Above displays our list of current list of Urban Design Directors jobs in London. Before applying, please take a look at our Architectural CV Guide for top tips from our expert recruiters to ensure you’re demonstrating your skills in the best way. Call in for any advice on finding Urban Design Director Jobs.

Duties of an Urban Design Director

As a strategic leader, the role has full responsibility for the development and direction of a studio’s urban design offering, playing a key role in the practice’s overall growth strategy. As an executive member of staff, you will be expected to lead projects through all stages, develop both new and existing client relationships, prepare proposals for new projects and mentor urban design teams.

Skills and Competencies

A track record in shaping, directing and delivering large scale schemes gained through a successful career in urban design is fundamental. Typically, the role will require an ability to lead complex negotiations with clients, contractors and community groups – and present work at formal design reviews – therefore, a confident and charismatic personality is a highly beneficial trait. On top of this, outstanding business development capabilities, team management skills and experience of leading, motivating and developing staff are highly desirable skills.

How much do Urban Design Directors get paid in the UK?

Salaries for Urban Design Directors in the UK can range from around £60,000 to more than £80,000 per year, as indicated by our Salary Guide. Designed to help ensure candidates are getting the right wage, the guide provides a handy overview of the average salaries for professionals working across the architectural spectrum in the UK.



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Who we are

HAUS Careers is an Architecture and Design recruitment agency in London. We are a team of ex-industry professionals with varied backgrounds and specialist knowledge in a multiplicity of sectors. At HAUS we love design and have a passion for great Architecture.

Our varied backgrounds and relevant experience allow for a deeper understanding of our industry. Our expert knowledge of Architecture, BIM, Landscape, Interior Design, Urban Design and Creative Support allows us to identify talented professionals and the best practices.

We work with London’s best practices and ensure our candidates are always placed in the right environment. We have a great relationship with both our clients and candidates for this exact reason. We are always looking for the most talented designers and professionals to ensure our industry’s future continues to grow.

How are we different?

At HAUS we understand from experience that recruitment is more than just matching someone’s skillset to a job description.

We are always looking to launch professionals next step in the industry. That’s why we get to know our candidates. We welcome the opportunity to meet over a coffee, tea or beer (or all of the above) so we can get a stronger understanding of their career aspirations and match their specialist skills and experience to the right role.