Job Summary

Be First Design Team is looking to recruit a Senior Urban Designer or Architect who is adept at working on neighbourhoods visions and masterplans. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and creative public sector design team. You will be working on a mix of projects ranging from infill sites to large estate regeneration projects and town centre mixed-use developments.

Job Salary

£45,000 to £50,000

Closing Date

January 13, 2023

Job description

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a passion for public sector housing delivery. The role will involve working on and leading strategic visions, masterplans, design codes and feasibility studies within the borough, ensuring high quality and ambitious proposals are embedded into Be First projects. As well as contributing to early-stage design work, the responsibilities may include clienting Be First projects. This will involve writing project briefs, attending design team meetings, reviewing detailed drawing packages and guarding quality on site. Projects range from small sites to large area masterplans and visions.
Full description: Senior Urban Designer_Architect_JD
EDI Form: Be First EDI Form (1)

Person specification

• Architecture, Urban Design or Landscape qualification is essential
• Demonstrates a clear passion for urban design, masterplanning, housing delivery and placemaking
• Demonstrates an understanding of and passion for public sector led housing delivery and placemaking
• An enthusiasm and flair for high quality and sustainable urban design
• Experience of working on complex projects in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver innovative and sustainable outputs
• Demonstrable development experience across RIBA stages 1-3
• Outstanding design skills and proficiency in Autocad, sketchup and Adobe design suite. Revit skills are highly advantageous
• Good freehand sketching and excellent graphics skills
• Excellent communication, including fluent spoken and written English
• Have strong design skills and be comfortable visualising, illustrating and presenting ideas
• A knowledge of DfMA is advantageous

Apply for this position

Send your CV, portfolio, cover letter and EDI form to

Deadline for applications is January 13th 2023 5PM
Be First London