Urban Planner / Designer

Dar Al-Handasah
London (Central), London (Greater)
Depending on Experience
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Job position
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Master Planner, Planning & Development, Town Planner

Urban Designer

We are looking for Urban Planners & Designers at all levels.

Company Overview

Dar aims to connect people, places and communities by providing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex engineering and design challenges, delivering complex projects from inception through completion for clients of any size, anywhere in the world.

Dar is a leading international multidisciplinary consulting organisation in engineering, architecture, planning, environment, project management, facilities management, and economics.

Dar Group globally is in 59 countries and has 18,000 professionals. We are dedicated to planning, designing, engineering, managing and consulting for the world’s most important and exciting projects. We embrace challenges to empower communities worldwide: in suburbs and city centres, deserts and metropolitan areas, war zones and sacred shrines, our projects shape and improve people’s lives. We operate a collaborative model where we work together to support our clients and provide an end to end multi-disciplinary service offering. More details on our business and member companies can be found at https://www.dar.com/

Responsibilities / Principal Accountabilities

  • Assisting in the design of masterplans and urban design deliverables.
  • Helping to coordinate the technical inputs of other consultants within the business, the Dar Group, and external consultants.
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and creating presentations, diagrams, technical drawings, and other deliverables and ensuring that they are submitted on time and to the highest quality achievable.
  • Assisting in the preparation of proposals for new projects.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or Architecture and a postgraduate degree/diploma in Urban Design from a well-known university.
  • Some internship work experience in a multi-disciplinary design environment.
  • Good design, writing, and presentation skills, initiative, motivation, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • A good knowledge of current best design practice and sustainable development.
  • Strong sketching ability is a plus.
  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of a second language is an added bonus.
  • Proficiency in the following software is required:
      - Adobe Suite.  
  • Knowledge of some of the following common software types is important:
      - Autodesk products such as Civil3d and AutoCAD.
      - ESRI products including CityEngine and ArcGIS.
      - Sketchup.
      - Twinmotion or Lumion.

Benefits and Compensation

  • Negotiable basic monthly salary based on relevant experience.
  • Pension contribution of between 10% to 16% covered fully by Dar (no deductions made from your salary).
  • Discretionary performance-related annual bonus.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Salary uplift for overseas work.
  • Per diem payments during overseas assignments.

Applicants need to have the right to live and work in the UK

The Dar Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

The Dar Group is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Please send your CV and portfolio to amrit.sanger@dar.com

Closing Date: 14/02/2024

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