Junior Urban Designer Hero


Do you thrive on complex urban challenges? Does your heart beat faster for designing future-proof solutions with a special focus on sustainability and human scale? Do you find solutions for densification and transformation challenges an intriguing and stimulating puzzle? Then we’re looking for you!

The position

A driven junior urban designer with an affinity for landscape and outdoor space design. You’ll work in inclusive teams on complex design challenges in both urban and suburban contexts. You enjoy conducting thorough research, developing spatial concepts, and visualizing analyses. You’re excited about traffic studies, subdivision plans, and meticulously crafting them. You participate in our design workshops, collaborating with your team to bring out the best in every project.

Everyone on the team — regardless of discipline or experience — contributes to the design and has their own responsibility. We recognize each other’s talents and utilize them at the right moment. Giving and receiving constructive feedback is essential to our way of working. Together, we find solutions to the most complex challenges.

You prepare meetings and presentations, work on plans at various scales, and model in Vectorworks. Naturally, your professional knowledge is top-notch. In your designs, every detail is correct, and everything is polished.

About ECHO

We design livable urban areas with an interdisciplinary team comprising urban planners, landscape architects, and architects. We see densification as an opportunity to create more space through smart design. Through our integrated approach, we can deviate from traditional urban layouts and establish new standards. Our vision is a layered and interwoven city with space for nature and landscape, incorporating grand gestures, where a community can flourish.

The new colleague

You will fit in with ECHO if you;

  • are an inspired professional and creative in your designs
  • have a great sense of responsibility and never stop learning
  • work carefully, with a keen eye for detail
  • like working in teams and you are not daunted by deadlines
  • see yourself as committed, individual, ambitious and curious
  • you like hard work, but drinks, social activities with your colleagues, shared lunches and a dynamic workplace also inspire you.

We consider it important that you;

  • 1 to 3 years of relevant work/traineeship experience
  • an affinity with inner-city assignments, subdivision plans and the development of outdoor space
  • excellent visual imagination
  • knowledge of software programmes such as Adobe Illustator, InDesign and Photoshop and Vectorworks and/or Rhino is a preference
  • a successfully completed Master’s degree in Urbanism
  • are fluent in Dutch.

ECHO as an employer

  • a versatile, challenging job (32-40 hours)
  • a competitive salary
  • offers generous leave entitlement including summer and Christmas closures of our office
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • development budget
  • full public transport reimbursement (outside Rotterdam)
  • after one year of employment, the opportunity to follow the PEP programme

Have you become enthusiastic after reading the vacancy? Then we would like to get in touch with you!

Send us your details including your: CV, short motivation (one, A4) and your portfolio via the link below. If you have any questions, feel free to ask our HR manager Nathalie. Who knows, we might soon bSend us your details including your: CV, brief motivation (one A4 page), and portfolio via the link below. If you have any questions, feel free to ask our HR manager Nathalie. nathalie@echo-urbandesign.com.

The vacancy closes at the end of May. After the deadline, we will provide feedback on whether we will proceed to a personal meeting.

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