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Junior Urbanist

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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. 

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.

Role Specifics

  • An understanding of future trends and technologies that are changing cities
  • An overview of the current technological tools being used in urban planning

Interview Dates

  • 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.

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