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Senior Urban Designer

London, United Kingdom

  • Job number: 04401
  • Job field: Construction Planning
  • Job posted: 12/09/19
  • Job status: 12/10/19
  • Job schedule: Full-time
The company

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Asia Pacific.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

The opportunity

Mace Design is a specialist urban design, architectural and engineering consultancy group and an integral part of the Mace family. We deliver projects nationally for both public and private sectors including government departments, local authorities and private developers. Our work includes town centre frameworks, site development strategies and bringing forward new communities.

At Mace Design, we work diligently to build strong client relationships through open and honest communication, to exceed delivery expectations and to attract and retain the best and brightest in the industry. We are committed to nurturing a collaborative and client focused culture that treats every engagement as a new opportunity to deliver better and smarter.

We have a bold vision to be the most trusted and respected provider in the construction industry. We want the experience of working with us to be so responsive, so refreshingly open and transparent and so enjoyable from start to finish that it raises not only our client’s perceptions of us, but also of the fit-out and refurbishment sector as a whole.
Be a part of our consultancy business that has delivered some of the most recognised and celebrated projects.

The role

Senior Urban Designer

Mace Design are recruiting for an experienced/senior urban designer to join their rapidly growing business. You will be part of a recently formed urban design and master planning team and will be involved in its future direction and growth.

Will be exposed to a wide variety of projects and clients and will have the opportunity to be seen as a disrupter and thought leader in the industry.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working under the head of urban design and taking control of a section of a very large project of work across a framework of projects.
  • Providing role specific technical expertise in urban design and act as focal point for all technical design related matters on projects or delegate such responsibility to project based design manager.
  • Seeking out innovative ways of working and identifying research to expand the body of knowledge in the industry.
  • Assisting in the work winning process by providing technical support to the Mace bid team and where requested fulfil the role of bid lead.
  • Managing multiple smaller projects (with or without project based project management).
  • Assisting the head of urban design and the design director in the implementation of continuous improvement programmes.
  • Interfacing with design teams/designers both within and outside of a specific projects structure.
  • Interfacing with third parties including statutory approving bodies on design related matters.
The requirements

Your experience, knowledge and skills need to include:

  • Minimum of 5 years of urban design/master planning experience.
  • A creative team player and open to sharing ideas.
  • Excellent time management and prioritising skills.
  • Excellent drawing and graphic skills with the ability to produce diagrams, design reports and presentations
  • Knowledge of UK design standards and the planning system.
  • Extensive proven experience in delivering projects at various scales.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Good time management and prioritising skills.
  • Strong CAD/REVIT/Adobe (Photoshop and Illustrator) skills.

  • Postgraduate degree in urban design or relevant qualification.

“Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.”
  • Job number: 04401
  • Job field: Construction Planning
  • Job posted: 12/09/19
  • Job status: 12/10/19
  • Job schedule: Full-time


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