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Urban Designer (Manchester Studio)

Studio Egret West is looking for a qualified Urban Designer to join its new Manchester Studio, based in the Makers Quarter Kampus.


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With the main studio in Clerckenwell, London, Studio Egret West is growing a new satelite studio in Manchester. Studio Egret West is an award-winning multidisciplinary practice of 87; architects, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, model makers and filmmakers working on a range of mixed use place-making projects.

Our growing portfolio of UK and European projects leads us to seek a talented Architect to join our new Manchester Studio, within the Makers Quarter Kampus. This is an opportunity to get involved in the expansion of our practice, at the start of our second studio in the UK. Our Manchester base will build on the success of our Mayfield and Albert Bridge House commissions in Manchester, Cotton Quay in Salford and our latest project to lead the 4,500 home transformation of Holt Town.

We are looking for professionals with some experience working on large masterplan projects, with the skills to take projects into planning and beyond. You will be a lateral thinker, problem solving and creative urban designer looking to make a difference in matters that affect our world.

You will work in mixed teams of urban designers, architects and landscape architects and large external design teams. Your workload will range from evolving large-scale framework plans to more detailed masterplans of varying densities and characters, focused on mixed-use urban placemaking.

Proficiency in Revit is desirable, but training can be provided. Experience in Microstation and Rhino would be beneficial. A great imagination and graphic skills are a prerequisite!

We offer a collaborative working environment, with the opportunity to develop your own knowledge and that of other disciplines within the studio. As a company, we actively support your professional development.


Required

  • Excellent communication and coordination skills

  • Sketch/develop designs on paper or digitally

  • The ability of working directly with clients and other consultants

  • Ability to work effectively in large project teams

  • Good working knowledge of Adobe Suite skills

  • Experience in running large-scale residential and mixed-use projects

  • High density housing experience (preferably pre-planning stage)

  • Relevant permit for working in the UK

How to apply?

Studio Egret West is an Employee Owned Trust, which offers all members of the studio the opportunity to engage in the studio direction. The studio is a very sociable and inclusive place to work. We operate an inclusive culture, putting people at the centre of our decision-making process. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is a fundamental part of our Charter. All candidate are treated fairly regardless of background, age, race, sex or disability.

The role will come with a tax-free bonus scheme in line with the Employee Ownership regulation.

The studio offers several benefits such as weekly yoga classes, social sporting events, regional and international studio trips, free breakfasts, enhanced parental leave and a variety of hybrid working benefit schemes.

Please email your CV and work samples, together with your salary expectations to: [email protected]

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