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AECOM Graduate Urban Designer - London (Immediate & Summer /Autumn starts) in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges.

From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a flexible, talented, creative and passionate Urban Designer to work on medium and large scale strategic, residential and mixed-use development masterplans. We provide excellent professional development and career opportunities so the ideal candidate will be looking to further their experience and skills base in a practical workplace environment. The successful candidate will be design orientated and will have excellent technical skills and a strong team capability.

As a Graduate Urban Designer, with a relevant urban design qualification, you will join our established team to support senior urban design and planning staff in the production of masterplans, urban design guidance, planning strategies, design and access statements, capacity studies and other outputs in relation to strategic planning and urban design commissions for public and private sector clients.

Examples of projects the Urban Design team are involved in include:

Northern Arc OPA, Burgess Hill, West Sussex - AECOM was appointed to support Homes England on this flagship scheme with the full range of multi-disciplinary services led by Masterplanning and Town Planning teams. AECOM prepared a Site Wide Masterplan and Infrastructure Delivery Plan for a new community of c.3,000 new homes, employment space, new schools, parks and open spaces and supporting facilities.

Conceptual Masterplan for Castor & Ailsworth, Cambridgeshire - Commissioned by the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), AECOM has delivered a conceptual masterplan for a 358 Ha strategic site west of Peterborough. This site has the potential to create a new, sustainable community of 5,000 new homes with employment, social and community facilities.

AECOM carried out a detailed site analysis to understand the capacity and potential of the site. The work included transport and market advice as well as understanding how to protect the sensitive context of the villages of Castor and Ailsworth

The role will often work alongside multi‐disciplinary design teams in the following ways:

  • Develop design solutions and strategies for a range of projects encompassing residential, mixed use, commercial and industrial masterplanning commissions

  • Developing projects from feasibility through concept and sketch design to the appropriate level of detail, including to outline planning

  • Prepare high quality visualisations from sketch to illustrative and presentation standard

  • Assist in the preparation of feasibility, design, planning and other documentation, as required, including contributing to the preparation of submissions and fee proposals.



  • Undergraduate degree in Urban Design or a first degree in Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Planning followed by a postgraduate qualification in Urban Design

  • Good working knowledge of current urban design issues in a UK context

  • Competence in the use of the full range of design packages including AutoCad, the full Adobe Creative Suite, 3D packages including SketchUp, Rhino, etc., and Microsoft Office suite

  • Confidence and competence in drawing and sketching by hand

  • The ability to work in a consultancy environment, with a strong attention to detail, excellent organisational skills, ability to work independently and show initiative and successfully manage time to meet project deadline

  • The ability to be able to work under close direction from senior colleagues as a key member of a multi-disciplinary team, Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072261

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: Human Resources

Career Area: Design