Position Description

Urban Designer / Architect – Senior level
Gensler Region Europe
Job Location London, United Kingdom
ID 13736
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Urban Designer / Architect – Senior level

​Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimises business performance and human potential. Our 6,000+ practitioners networked across 48 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Your Role

As a senior member of our Urban Design team, you are innovative and passionate, with amazing concept schemes, an understanding of technical delivery, with master planning experience in the UK and Internationally. You can work independently or as part of a team and with other practices within the office. A go getter, be assertive and not afraid to make mistakes. Be accountable for the delivery of your own projects, lead the design schemes, on time, and on budget. Love diversity of projects and autonomy in developing your own ideas.

What You Will Do

  • Provide leadership in conceptual design work for master planning, urban design and architecture projects and develop from feasibility through to detail.
  • Work across variety of sectors including mixed use, commercial, residential, hospitality, retail and education as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  • Develop visions for place making, creating new communities and the development of new cities.
  • Illustrate and present design solutions effectively through free hand sketching and computer aided design to convey intended vision to our clients including architectural design solutions.
  • Evaluate and take into consideration economic, social, regulatory and physical factors affecting planning and design decisions for proposed projects.
  • Lead the submission of design work and related planning documentation including Design and Access Statements and Design Guidelines.
  • Lead thought leadership initiatives and research and share findings within the firm and externally with clients, potential clients and consultants.
  • Liaise with clients, government agencies and project stakeholders requiring excellent communication and people management skills.
  • Work closely with Directors and project team to ensure timely delivery of high quality master planning and architecture projects within budget.
  • Inspire and promote collaboration across disciplines to spark innovation, motivate talent and support design experimentation across the office.

Your Qualifications

  • A background in Architecture is preferred with solid experience in Master Planning
  • Master’s Degree in Urban Design, Urban Planning or equivalent
  • Exceptional design talent and technical knowledge teamed with a passion for seeking innovative and creative design solutions for ever challenging design propositions
  • Thorough understanding of UK and international planning standards and requirements
  • High level of verbal, written and graphic communication skills including freehand sketching and variety of computer aided mediums, including Revit, Auto CAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up & 3DS Max
  • Excellent collaboration skills, good self-organisation and strong ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and dedication to their work and the work of their team
  • Proactive approach to progress our design by seeking new ways to innovate, grow our business and inspire the team
  • Please apply for this Urban Designer role and submit your CV and brief portfolio for review.
  • Candidates who do not meet the criteria, or provide work samples will not be considered.

Please apply for this Urban Designer role and submit your CV and brief portfolio for review.Candidates who do not meet the criteria, or provide work samples will not be considered.


Life at Gensler

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical and dental insurance, season ticket loans, pension, profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional qualifications and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programmes or classes. We view our professional development

Gensler is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Gensler and need special assistance due to a disability, or accommodation for a disability, please provide details in your application.


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