AECOM Principal Urban Designer in London, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147870BR

Position Title Principal Urban Designer

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Design + Planning

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - London

City London

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Design + Planning

Our professionals specialize in design, master planning, environmental and ecological planning, strategic planning and economic development. We create implementable solutions that promote sustainable land use and enhance quality of life.

Job Summary

AECOM are recruiting for a Principal Urban Designer to join the Cities and Leisure team located in London.

You will be working as a key part of multi-disciplinary teams, the job involves leading urban design inputs to large scale strategic residential and mixed use masterplans, principally in the UK, including for new communities of up to 15,000 homes. The candidate will need to produce high quality visualisations - by hand and electronically - and be able to interact with clients and stakeholders. They will play a key role in team co-ordination and take the lead on generating and presenting viable design strategies.

Minimum Requirements

The Skills needed to be successul in this role are:

  • Urban design or architecture background, including high quality presentation of ideas.

  • Graphic design

  • The ability to successfully use a range of software packages including AutoCad, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, FLASH, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

  • ​Experience of strategic UK residential masterplanning is required

Preferred Qualifications

Ideally Degree in architecture, landscape architecture or planning, Post graduate qualification in urban design

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.