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Jacobs Urban Designer in London, United Kingdom

Urban Designer


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019 World's Most Admired Companies…

Everything is urban. Cities are growing and evolving, becoming more influential and requiring integrated thinking around how they expand. Jacobs is seeking urban designers at all levels to join its growing team in London. Our strategy considers how we can shape regions and cities holistically as well as set the agenda to create better urban environments.

The Cities team is a new studio created within Jacobs, integrating strategic design-led thinking with the company's multi-disciplinary background. Working with private and public sectors in the UK and internationally, the team are examining how new housing and jobs, place making, health and well-being should be linked to infrastructure opportunities, bringing a new direction to Jacobs' outlook in Europe and creating an impetus for our cities to thrive.

As Cities team member, you will be working within a newly created London studio space, designed to inform a collaborative working environment. You will be working as part of a team of highly creative designers alongside economists, environmentalists, transport engineers and other disciplines with the opportunity to lead projects and define research areas within the studio. We have a number of opportunities of differing scales in Europe, North America and the Middle East.


We are looking for an ambitious candidate with the following skills:

  • Creative conceptual approach to urban design

  • Inquisitive attitude to our cities, how they are evolving and what are the influences

  • A team player with excellent communication and presentation skills

  • A post-graduate degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design or Architecture

  • Professional experience on multi-disciplinary urban scale projects

  • Proven design skills incorporating cities analysis, urban design, master planning, public realm

  • Strong software skills in Autodesk/Esri, Adobe Creative Suite, 3d and parametric software

Our Culture

At Jacobswe see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health,safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We arecommitted to equality across our business and we work with externalorganisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also DisabilityConfident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet theminimum criteria for a vacancy.

Weencourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reducedhours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% ofthe Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to awide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversitywhich is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit ourwebsite; www.jacobs.com

Successfulcandidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security StandardPre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including:Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. Ifyou are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employmentmay be delayed or rejected.

JACOBSis an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeingof all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London

Req ID: BI 0008UF