What will you be doing?As a Junior Urbanist, you will provide deep understanding of the intricacies of how cities work today – existing processes, tools, policies, governance and culture – and a vision of how they will change in the future. You will be a team player and an ambitious individual, passionate about the potential use of new technologies in a city domain. You will work to improve how the build environment works today and should change in the future.
- Research and stay abreast of the legislative, academic and commercial developments in the planning and built environment industry in the UK and abroad
- Work with the team to develop concepts and help prototype tools and innovations that will disrupt the wider industry
- Work with our standards team to identify the use cases where greater standardisation can create and grow UK businesses
- Work with our events and communications team to develop and manage our internal and external communications, including writing blogs, articles and developing content for presentations
- Work with our international team to identify similarities and differences between the UK planning system and our target international countries
- Work with our SME team to help identify partners, support new businesses and help shape projects that will impact the built environment and planning industry
- Manage the programme, agenda and content for our Future of Planning Sounding Board
Skills & Experience
- Qualifications in either town planning, architecture, urban design, architecture, quantity surveying, regeneration, local government policy, smart cities or similar.
- Professional experience in the planning or built environment industry
- In-depth knowledge of one of either; Local Plan monitoring, infrastructure planning, development viability, housing capacity, Environmental Impact Assessments, Transport Impact Assessments’ planning enforcement or similar
- The ability to think critically and creatively to help identify and deliver projects that will disrupt the status quo
- The ability to communicate effectively with project partners, industry leaders and external stakeholders.
- An understanding of future trends and technologies that are changing cities
- An overview of the current technological tools being used in urban planning
- 8th September – First stage interviews
- 13th September – Second stage interviews
Want to Apply?If you meet the requirements and are keen to join Future Cities Catapult, please apply with your CV, Covering Letter and a Portfolio via our application portal. Please ensure all three are saved in one PDF and attached under CV.
Please note that a portfolio is not compulsory, but if you do have one we would love to see it.