Penguin Recruitment is seeking to be speak with an Assistant Planner/Urban Design Assist regarding a new role with a Consultancy in Berkshire.
My client, a very busy planning and design practice specialise in residential developments for major housebuilders and regional housing developers. They design a wide range of schemes – from prominent town centre developments which demand high quality urban design, to neighbourhood sites where introducing effective urban design principles can bring new life to a community.
The role of the Planning/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
Assist with/manage the preparation of pre-application submissions
Assist with the evolution of the scheme as it is being prepared for a Planning Application
Assist with/manage the preparation of the Design and Access Statement
Preparation of other supporting information including Members’ briefing documents/presentations, addendums, materials for public consultation etc
Some elements of the role will be needed from day one:
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
Some elements of the role will develop with guidance and training – to build on the skills and aspirations of the candidate:
Development of a more in-depth knowledge of InDesign – this will be expected of any candidate
Develop more advanced use of the Adobe suite to create presentation materials and graphics
Either – progression of the role with a Planning trend – to include Planning Statements & project co-ordination –
Or – progression of the role with an Urban Design trend – towards taking more responsibility for the design principles for new developments
AutoCAD, SketchUp and 3ds Max are used in the office and experience of these will be advantageous.
Training & Development
The role will include ongoing coaching from the Directors who will work with you to help you realise your career objectives.
On top of joining an established, stable and busy consultancy in the region, the role will attract a competitive starting salary and access the company’s benefits scheme!
The Director leading this recruitment is keen to speak with suitable Planners/Urban Designers asap so please express your interest below by clicking ‘apply’.
For further information on this role, please contact me on (phone number removed) or
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