Urban Design Officer
Urban Design Officer
Planning Policy Team, Watford Borough Council
About Watford Borough Council:
Watford is a bold and progressive urban borough in South West Hertfordshire with a vibrant town centre and excellent transport links. Being close to London, the town has similar growth pressures. Multiple large scale schemes including retail and office schemes are being progressed to meet the town’s growing needs but at the same time we are looking to the future and how we can continue to improve our environment, care for our vulnerable and work with new technology.
Working in one of the Councils prestigious client groups, Place Shaping and Corporate Performance, this post will provide an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced designer who is passionate about creating great places for communities.
The successful candidate will deliver effective and efficient urban design advice and guidance to internal and external parties across the Conservation and Urban Design team.
Key responsibilities will include; developing masterplans, updating design planning guidance and advising on planning applications. Developing close working relationships with a range of stakeholders including landowners, developers and transport and infrastructure partners is also a vital element of this position.
Skills and Experience:-
This role would suit an experienced Urban Designer who is used to working with a variety of stakeholders to deliver masterplans and individual development schemes which create inspiring places where people want to live, work and enjoy.
The successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate creative flair supported with excellent communication, negotiation, written and visualisation skills. Good time management and project management skills are essential when working within changing timescales.
A commercial awareness of the development market and a delivery track record is beneficial and experience of preparing masterplans with rail operators and highway authorities would be desirable.
To review the full job spec and apply, please visit www.watford.gov.uk/jobs and complete the application form. Closing Date: 12 Noon on 31st October 2018
For an informal discussion please contact Ian Dunsford (Head of Planning Policy Section) on 01923 27 8280 or Sian Finney MacDonald (Urban Design and Conservation Manager) on 01923 27 8278
A Disclosure Scotland check/ DBS enhanced check will be carried out for this post
Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform all applicants as to whether or not they have been shortlisted. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.