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Urban Design Masterplanner - Assistant to Mid Level

  1. Manchester, London
  1. Cities & development

Urban Design Masterplanner - Assistant to Mid Level

Atkins Infrastructure division have vacancies for an Urban Design Masterplanner in both our London and Manchester offices

At Atkins, we take pride in creating lasting urban environments with meaningful social consequence, striving to add real value to people’s lives. Our team brings this passion and commitment to the delivery of our projects, giving shape to innovative and sustainable places that lie at the head of communities across the UK and around the world.

You will have the opportunity to use your skills and develop your career, benefitting from the opportunity to work on our diverse and high-profile masterplanning projects in the UK and around the world. The opportunities would particularly suit Urban Designers / Masterplanners who have good design and graphic representation skills and who have preferably had some previous UK residential experience. 

As Urban Designer / Masterplanner you will be responsible for activities including:

  • Working as part of a team supporting the delivery of a diverse range of Uk and international urban design and master planning projects;
  • Supporting high quality design and technical activities and producing strong graphic outputs;
  • Playing an active part in our ambitious and creative design studio that includes architects, masterplannners and landscape architects, and working through projects with our broader Atkins multi-disciplinary teams. 


  • Master’s degree in urban design or comparable qualification, with  a preferable first degree in the design field such as in architecture or landscape architecture;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken;
  • Excellent graphic design skills with a minimum fluency in AUTOCAD, Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Use of GIS (ArcGIS/QGIS), hand sketching, 3D modelling (Sketch Up, Rhino, etc..) a distinct advantage;
  • When circumstances permit, be available to travel across the UK when required. The ability to work away from home in the UK or internationally would be of benefit.  

Employee benefits

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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