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Senior Urban Designer - Bristol / Full time

Barton Willmore

Excellent Salary & Benefits Package

Bristol, South West



Barton Willmore is the UK’s leading independent Planning and Design consultancy, led by 19 Partners and employing approximately 360 employees in 13 regional offices across the UK.

We believe that it is not just our size and influence that makes us unique, it is our people and their individual talents that make the difference. We work within a friendly, inclusive and supportive culture and one of high support and high challenge, where we are not afraid to take on new and greater responsibilities and are encouraged to grow and flourish both personally and professionally. We encourage and reward individual initiative and autonomy within a context of teamwork and collaboration, with genuine career opportunities based on merit.

The Bristol Office is made up of approximately 50 people, specialising in Architecture, Urban Design/Masterplanning, Landscape Planning and Design, Town and Infrastructure Planning, Environmental Consultancy and Graphic Communications. The office is open plan and benefits from a friendly and sociable atmosphere.

Our established and well-respected Bristol Masterplanning team has an exciting opportunity for a talented, creative and passionate Senior Urban Designer to join them to work on medium and large scale residential and mixed use development masterplans and layouts for UK projects. The team has a strong relationship with Barton Willmore's other disciplines, and frequently work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including with the Landscape Design and Architecture teams. The team’s clients include landowners, bespoke local developers, Registered Providers and national house builders.

The successful candidate will join an exciting and growing team, work in a multi-disciplinary and supportive team environment, work on a diverse range of projects and will enjoy outstanding professional development and career opportunities.

The successful candidate will be design orientated, have proven experience of working on UK residential schemes, have an interest in and an enthusiasm for masterplanning and detailing housing developments in the UK, excellent technical skills and a strong team capability.

To have an impact in the role you will:
• Work on UK projects (predominantly for national housebuilders) supporting with planning applications
for new communities formed through housing-led developments of between 200 and 8,000 dwellings;
• Conduct site, context and character appraisals to inform the design for new developments;
• Develop exciting and deliverable visions for new settlements and extensions to existing towns;
• Work up masterplan drawings, design strategies and detailed illustrations to support design principles;
• Produce indicative layouts for either parts of or whole developments;
• Colour drawings by hand or using design software;
• Support the production/testing of concepts for the arrangement of landuses on site;
• Support the production of comprehensive design and access statements comprising of written and
graphic outputs, taking responsibility for and delivering information packages including reports;
• Assist the team to produce comprehensive Design Codes;
• Overall responsibility for day-to-day running of jobs, including liaising with colleagues and briefing and
mentoring junior team members;
• Work alongside local communities and other stakeholders through collaborative design workshops and
public exhibitions;
• Liaise with other technical professionals to ensure technical deliverability of projects;
• Assit to raise the teams profile and expand its client base;
• Produce outstanding work to a specific brief and within tight deadlines; and
• Contribute to the design process through creative thinking and concept development.

To succeed in the role, it is likely that you will:
• Have either an MA or Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design;
• Have experience of working on UK residential and mixed use development masterplans in an Urban
Design or Masterplanning role;
• Have a strong design background;
• Be fluent in Cad and AutoCad, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup, Illustrator and Microsoft Packages;
• Have excellent written communication skills;
• Be able to produce high quality hand drawings;
• Be able to produce detailed work to a specific brief within tight deadlines;
• Have a strong eye for detail;
• Have an awareness and interest in developing sustainable communities;
• Have excellent team working skills;
• Be a good communicator;
• Be willing to learn new skills and techniques;
• Be organised and have good time management skills; and,
• Be willing to travel to the Midlands regularly.

Example Clients include:
• Bloor Homes
• Taylor Wimpey
• Redrow Homes
• IM Properties
• Gallgher Estates
• Bovis Homes
• Barratt Homes
Diversity of current live projects and work:
• The team undertakes masterplanning from initial concept and vision to outline consent as well as
producing proving layouts and detailed design, area masterplanning and design briefs, design codes and
character studies
• The team go on regular site visits and best practice visits to develop their knowledge and experience of
• Current project include: a masterplan for new settlement of 5,500 homes in Devon, a new garden village
in Gloucestershire, a new major sustainable ; design codes for a number of new large-scale communities.

If you are interested in this position, click "Apply Now / Submit” below to upload your CV.  Your application will be processed and you will receive a response from us within 7 days.

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