Urban Design & Economics - Consultant


  • Dynamic and collaborative environment
  • National team of Urban Designers and Property Economists
  • Join an Australian company at the forefront of urban development
  • Competetive salary package of up to $75,000

Who We Are

Urbis is a market-leading firm that shapes the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

The Opportunity

Our unique offering and strong growth have created the need for an Urban Design & Economics Consultant to join our team. We are looking for an experienced Consultant who is passionate about providing evidence-based design decisions and solutions for the administration, development and use of land.

The successful candidate will participate in a range of tasks but your primary focus will be to provide insightful analysis on existing, current and up-coming planning policies, macro and micro economic trends whilst supporting the design of new places and communities.

About You

As the Urban Design & Economics Consultant your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing and communicating design concepts using free hand or computer programs such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite as to a wide audience;
  • Researching, collating and analysing data to support insights that assist in delivering an evidence-based design solution and an economically viable development project;
  • Providing a range of administration and advice according to economic, demographic, physical and environmental factors affecting land use;
  • The analysis and interpretation of economic data of the residential, retail and commercial market to inform strategic land use;
  • Contributing to advice on project visioning and design in relation to the macroeconomic context and microeconomic developments;
  • Assisting with determining space and land use requirements, the highest and best use of land, along with the costs involved; and
  • Performing market research, preparing basic feasibility studies, evaluating risks and returns of the land/property development project.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of continuous experience in Urban Design & Economics ideally within a professional services environment and possess the following:

  • A passion for the built environment, urban design and economic land use (essential);
  • A proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp (essential);
  • Strong communication, presentation and writing skills with an eye for detail (essential);
  • Confidence to provide technical and design advice to clients;
  • Demonstrated experience in urban renewal and new communities’ projects;
  • Freehand sketching ability;
  • An understanding of economic and land use principles and methodologies (such as feasibility analysis, competition analysis etc) with previous experience of applying these;
  • Research and analytical skills, with the ability to formulate solutions to urban design issues
  • Ability to apply design skills at all scales and types of urban design projects;
  • Exceptional production and communication skills with a strong attention to detail and proactive work ethic;
  • A strong commitment to client service; and
  • Tertiary qualifications in Urban Design as well as relevant tertiary qualifications in Economics, Commerce or Property Development.

Why Urbis?

Working for Urbis means working with individuals who are passionate about what they do. It’s a place where you are encouraged to share your ideas in a professional but friendly office environment. To find out more about us visit our website at www.urbis.com.au/careers.

Urbis is a firm that truly values its people and provides a broad range of benefits which include a competitive remuneration package, salary continuance insurance, regular social activities, health and wellbeing programs and ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

Urbis is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, supports flexibility, and welcomes diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, click on “Apply for this job” or call Ben Johnson, Recruitment Consultant on 02 8424 5***. Applications close Sunday 04 March 2020.

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