Urban Design/ Planning Assistant

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Closing date
19 Jul 2022

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Job position
Assistant, Associate
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Architectural Assistant
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Job Details

Hays Recruitment are working with a very busy Architectural practice who are looking to appoint an Urban Design/ Planning Assistant.

This is a superb opportunity to work with leading specialists in the field of Residential Architecture; delivering projects for major national housebuilders from project inception to detailed planning permission for project sizes generally from 30 homes up to 2,500 homes.

The role of the Urban Design Assistant is to assist, support and advise the company's designers at every stage in the evolution of a scheme.

  • Research into the policy context - local and national - as it pertains to the design of each residential development.
  • Neighbourhood characterisation and establishing site parameters to guide the development of the scheme.
  • Liaison with the Client to understand their overarching requirements and aspirations.
  • Assisting with/managing the preparation of pre-application submissions.
  • Assisting with the evolution of the scheme as it is being prepared for a Planning Application.
  • Assisting with/managing the preparation of the Design and Access Statement.
  • Preparation of other supporting information including Members' briefing documents/presentations, addendums, materials for public consultation etc.

Experience and skills required:

  • The experience and skills to accurately investigate the local policy and guidance parameters for a prospective site, and to accurately summarise this context for the design team and client.
  • Proficient and articulate written communication skills with a good urban design vocabulary.
  • Sufficient knowledge of InDesign to progress written documents and to incorporate basic graphics and page layouts.

AutoCAD, SketchUp and 3ds Max are used in the office and some experience using these might be an advantage as the role evolves.

They are ideally looking for someone with 1 - 3 years' experience.

If this role is of interest please apply or call Sarah on 0118 907 0328.

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Company Profile

Hays Construction and Property consultants have unparalleled recruiting expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the UK jobs market.

We are fully committed to finding job seekers the right job for the right reason. We place building specialists into every kind of position, including building, construction, architectural, project management, surveying and engineering jobs.

Our expert consultants offer a personalised recruitment service and will give you careers advice to ensure that you achieve your work ambitions.

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