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At HAUS, we regularly connect Urban Designers with some of London’s best Urban design jobs. And since our recruiters come from a design background, having all worked in various practices before moving into recruitment, we know the industry and can offer honest, credible advice on your next career move.We’re a down-to-earth bunch who speak to clients and candidates as real people. This means no jargon, no waffle and no fluff – just a genuine passion for the industry and its people. Our job board below displays our list of Urban Design roles 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.
What is an Urban Designer?
Urban Designers shape the built environment around us. As a profession in its own right, it’s a relatively new role, especially when compared to centuries old professions such as Architecture. Lying somewhere between the planning and architecture, Urban Design is all about improving the fabric of urban environments to create better places and communities.
Duties of an Urban Designer
Day-to-day activities can be extremely diverse but you will usually be working alongside Senior Urban Designers, with typical responsibilities including the production of feasibility studies, design strategies and packages for projects of varying scales and complexities. Urban Designers will also participate in the development of conceptual designs, the preparation of large scale masterplans and urban design studies.
Skills and Competencies
Strong design ability is essential for this role, along with the ability to think creatively and with imagination. Urban Designers are in the business of creating better places to live and work in, therefore an interest in communities, urban development and even politics are all highly beneficial attributes. On top of this, excellent communication skills, report writing ability and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, CAD and Sketch Up.
How much do Urban Designers get paid in the UK?
Salaries for Urban Designers in the UK can range from around £26,000 to £35,000 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. This is a great range to help you find the best Urban Design Jobs.
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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.