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 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. 

Planner / Senior Planner

The Role

We want to appoint a Planner or Senior Planner as a key member of our planning team with 2-5 years’ experience. We offer a broad range of professional planning opportunities across the development sectors, at all stages of the planning process. We work for a mix of pu.blic and private sector clients across the UK.

As a multidisciplinary practice focused on placemaking, we work closely with our urban design, regeneration, and landscape architecture colleagues. Many of our team are dual qualified and/ or work across disciplines, which deepens our understanding of how to create successful places.

We are an Employee-Owned practice with a strong team ethos and superb opportunities for professional development and experience. We offer an agile approach, with remote working as part of the working week.

Our main office is in the fashionable Morgan Quarter in Cardiff, although we are about to launch a second office in Bristol. You would therefore be joining us at an exciting stage in our development.

The ideal candidate will have:
A degree in town planning, or a related subject, and
Be MRTPI, or working towards accreditation.

The job title will depend on your level of experience.


Please contact us for any further information, and to send your CV to: [email protected]

Graduate / Early Career Opportunities / Placements

The Role

If you are at the very beginning of your career and want to develop yourself as a planning, urban designer or landscape architect, then we’d like to hear from you.

You will need to have completed or part way through a relevant undergraduate degree with a strong CV and, for designers, a portfolio of your work. We’re looking for people that work well within a team, can demonstrate a commitment to placemaking and have a strong work ethic.

You will be based in either Bristol or Cardiff and work mainly from the studio where you will have greater opportunities for career development.


Please contact us for any further information, and to send your CV to: [email protected]

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]