Interested in becoming an Urbanist?

Do you want to be part of a highly motivated and energized team that is dedicated to making great places?

Current Positions

Experienced Urban Designer

Due to ongoing business growth, we are recruiting an Urban Designer with 3 to 5 years experience of in residential masterplanning to join our team.

Our ideal candidate will have good commercial awareness and strong design skills that have been honed on complex sites. They will also have good three dimensional design, good graphic and verbal presentation skills as well as the ability to take ownership of their projects (with the support of others). Whilst these skills are important, we recruit people with wider interests and experience. Hence we are also looking for someone who is looking for a diverse workload that will also include regeneration projects and frequent interactions with our landscape and planning teams. Above all, we are looking for a willingness to learn and grow and we will provide a professional development plan to ensure that this happens.

As an Employee Owned business, our team spirit is really important to us, so our ideal candidate will be someone who can work well as part of a team.

A good level of technical ability is important as is software use. The technical knowledge will be derived from either an MA in Urban Design or on-the-job experience, as well as a Degree in Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture. Our primary tool is Vectorworks and we can provide training and guidance for those who have not used it before.

We operate in Cardiff and Bristol and our strong preference is that this post is based in Cardiff with a degree of flexible home working. However, we will be willing to discuss arrangements with the right candidates from outside of the Cardiff area.

By being part of an Employee Owned business you will be involved in a transparent and nurturing organisation where you will have a voice that is heard. Above all, we are looking to recruit someone who is committed to making great places.

The package and remuneration are both industry-competitive. Please email CV’s to [email protected]

Experienced Landscape Architect

We would like to welcome to the team a landscape architect with between three and seven years experience. We are hoping to appoint a talented design landscape architect, ideally with experience of the whole design process through to completion. 

Our work is tremendously varied. We work on a very broad range of projects from landscape masterplans, residential developments, active travel, SuDs, public space and street design, care environments and education facilities. There are considerable opportunities to interlink with our planning and urban design teams on live projects that are all about placemaking.


We have studios in Cardiff and Bristol and would welcome applications from people interested in either city. Our new colleague will have a flexible attitude to travel between these offices in order to foster good working relationships and company culture between our two studio locations. We also promote working from home for part of the week and would discuss preferences for this as part of the interview process.


The ideal candidate will have: 

A Degree and Masters in Landscape Architecture from a recognised UK University

A strong work ethic and a desire to work on a wide range of projects in a fast paced design studio

Good design skills and an excellent portfolio based upon academic work and experience gained from another consultancy

Be either already a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute or have an ambition to become one

An ability to produce plans and supporting imagery using CAD (Vectorworks experience is preferred) and Adobe Creative Suite

• Wider interests in placemaking, sustainability and urban design will be highly desirable.

Our ideal new colleague will be an experienced Vectorworks user. However, we will consider applications from professionals who can demonstrate adaptability and are able to commit to learning Vectorworks as their core drawing tool, with training support provided to enable this. 

Our Culture

Our team culture is of vital importance to us as an Employee Owned business. We will only appoint people who want to be part of, and contribute to, an enjoyable, engaging and professional working environment. We like people who ask questions, look for solutions, help others and who want to find better ways of doing things. As well as those who can share what they have done previously to overcome challenges. 

Importance of Placemaking

Irrespective of the skillset a passion for making places and improving our environment is paramount. Placemaking is a collaborative exercise so our ideal new landscape architect(s) will be adaptable and curious about planning, urban design, engineering, sustainability, ecology and architecture.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, matched against industry trends. All of our team automatically become part of The Urbanists Trust, which is a forum to discuss and influence the company and enables employees to share in the success of the business as a whole. 

More about The Urbanists

If you have read this far, then you’re interested…

We are an Employee-Owned company. By joining us, you have an opportunity to have an influence on the business as a member of The Urbanists Trust. You will have the opportunity to work with an excellent team and have an influence on management decisions. We are a growing business, with big plans, and where everyone can make their presence felt.

As well as the satisfaction that you are an intrinsic part of the business, there are numerous other benefits to being part of the team.

The Urbanists provides an employee discount and rewards scheme which gives our team exclusive access to rewards and discounts. You will have access to this from day one.

We offer flexible working within a trusting, relaxed and supportive environment. We have generous leave entitlement, as well as recognition for members of the team who have been with us for 5 years and 10 years.

The Urbanists is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications related to the requirements of the job, regardless of the applicant’s age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We offer great opportunities to develop your professional skills and knowledge within a clear career development framework. Our studios are creative and sociable, with an international team of talented professionals in a wonderful working environment.

Being part of the team also means you will;

Work in one of coolest workspaces in Wales or a great new space in Bristol.
Be part of one of the ‘50 creative businesses making an impact in Wales’.
Be part of one of the ‘businesses making a ‘social impact in Wales’

Finally, our management team will focus on your continued professional development and well-being. Financial packages being offered are competitive with similar businesses in our sector

Contact our management team, in confidence, if you would like to join us at this exciting time in our development: [email protected]

Work Experience

We would consider offering work experience to the right candidate and would encourage planners, landscape architects, urban designers and architects to apply.

Please send CV’s and portfolios of work to Michelle James, [email protected]