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Urban Planner / Designer

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

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Planning & Development

We are looking for Urban Designers and Planners 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


Responsibilities / Principal Accountabilities

  • Working with colleagues and fellow team members in a positive, enthusiastic and proactive way to deliver high quality project work
  • Work with calmness and maturity in times of pressure
  • Leading and assisting, as necessary, the design of large-scale and high-profile masterplans and urban design projects
  • Acting as Group Leader on key aspects of projects (leading the urban design aspect of a multi-disciplinary project)
  • Coordinating and managing the technical inputs of some junior colleagues, and occasionally external consultants
  • Writing reports, creating presentations, drawings, diagrams, technical drawings, and other deliverables, ensuring timely submission and high-quality output
  • Writing and preparing proposals for new projects, including evaluating scopes of work and structuring proposals
  • Interacting with clients through meetings and presentations
  • Supervising and guiding junior colleagues, including urban planners, urban designers, and interns.


Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or Architecture and a postgraduate degree/diploma in Urban Design
  • Minimum of 7-8 years of relevant work experience in a multi-disciplinary design environment, with a focus on urban planning and design projects
  • Good design, writing, and presentation skills
  • Display an attention to detail and care in production of work material
  • A good knowledge of current urban design and masterplanning best practices and sustainable development
  • Display initiative, motivation, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • A good understanding of UK and International design and planning processes and the role of all necessary disciplines within a project team
  • Strong sketching ability is a plus
  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of a second language is an added bonus
  • Good written, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working in the Middle East and or Africa
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite is required
  • General knowledge of the following common software types is important with good knowledge in some of the following:
  • Autodesk products such as Civil3d and AutoCAD
  • ESRI products including CityEngine and ArcGIS
  • Sketchup
  • Twinmotion or Lumion


Benefits and Compensation

  • Basic monthly salary based on relevant experience
  • Pension contribution of between 10% to 16% covered fully by Dar (no deductions made from your salary)
  • Performance-related annual bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • 35% salary uplift for overseas work
  • Per diem payments during overseas assignments
  • Life assurance
  • Gym and retail discounts


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

To apply please email your CV and Portfolio to


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.


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