Urban Design Director

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    Architecture , Town Planning

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  • Salary:

    £45-£55k basic salary + £6480 car allowance + excellent benefits (negotiable dependent on experience)

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    Andrew Kingsley

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    about 1 year ago

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Job Title:  Urban Design Director     

Location: Manchester city centre

Salary: £45-£55k basic salary + £6480 car allowance + excellent benefits (negotiable dependant on experience)

Are you an ambitious Urban Design Director capable of leading a team with a proven background in the private sector? Are you looking for a new challenge, capable of setting up an urban design function within an established business? Do you want to work for a UK, nationwide multidisciplinary that is a key contributor to the Northern Powerhouse? Keen to work for a company that emphasises its UK and Ireland focus, differentiating themselves from their international competitors?

I have a unique opportunity for the right Urban Design Director to establish a Manchester team to build on their masterplanning division in their London office, within a commercial focused property consultancy….

  • That has increased turnover (which is in the billions) by 5% versus performance last year
  • That had a record-breaking year last year – a testimony their performance as an office thriving despite the difficult political backdrop
  • That is involved in landmark city centre developments and residential developments with major housebuilders and public sector organisations
  • That is a renowned “northern powerhouse” and has continued to grow its development team year on year, showing no signs of slowing down

This is a unique opportunity for an Urban Design Director to join a highly successful development team in their central Manchester office that has achieved ambitious growth plans and show no sign of slowing down. I am looking for an exceptional Urban Design Director to establish a team in their central Manchester office. With a steady stream of work to follow up on, this is an excellent opportunity for a business leader to establish themselves within a UK focused consultancy they have a much less rigid process than their larger international competitors but also a much bigger upscale than an independent consultancy, offering a great platform for career advancement.  Working in conjunction with the wider development team you will be focused on directing the team on master planning projects to completion of projects. It is expected as a client facing Director that you are able to develop and nurture business relationships and overall growth of the business.

I am seeking an Urban Design Director who is collaborative in nature, committed to their own development and that of the business. The successful candidate will have substantial client facing experience, have the ability to generate work through contacts and is able to establish a team. 

This opportunity is ideal for an experienced Urban Design Director who is ambitious and isn’t afraid of hard work. In return you will be given the platform to develop a team within a prospering UK business and as well as work on a variety of exciting projects.

This is a proud and successful UK business, a fantastic opportunity to build on top quality client relationships that bring in exciting and complex projects across the North West and Yorkshire region.

Struggling to talk during office hours? Email me and we can arrange a convenient time to speak. Don’t have an up to date CV? Don’t panic, just get in touch, we are here to help. I understand that planning/property world is a close-knit community. Please rest assured that all conversations will be treated with the utmost discretion.