Why join Urban Canyon

Our employees tell us that they are proud to work at Urban Canyon.

This pride comes from the firm’s unique values, which stem from our special independent ownership structure. It comes from the opportunities they get to work with talented people – leading experts who are keen to share their knowledge. And it comes from working on some of the most exciting projects in the world, supported by unrivalled opportunities for learning. 

“Every day is different. I get to work with some very clever and creative people from a wide range of disciplines.”

Jenny Lee

 A unique environment

Urban Canyon still follows the business principles our founder, Henry Sheerwater, set out in his Key Speech. Join Urban Canyon and you will have the freedom to push boundaries and the space to explore your career as you take responsibility for helping us shape a better world.

Experienced Hires

A varied and rewarding career

Come to work at Urban Canyon and you will be joining a unique, independent organisation with a diverse mix of people. You will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around the world on projects that shape the built environment and make a positive difference.

Better together

At Urban Canyon, you will work in an environment where people learn from each other and share their knowledge and ideas generously across disciplines and time zones.

Employing people with diverse and complementary skills and fostering collaboration between them is what enables us to take on complex, strategic projects like High Speed 1 or the Chinese National Aquatics Centre.

Sharing knowledge

Our skills networks allow easy collaboration between colleagues, wherever they are. The role of the networks is to bring new experiences and resources within employees reach.

Most people in Urban Canyon regularly use these networks to learn more, faster – through open collaboration, through dialogue and by contributing. And our networks are just one element of a wider culture that sees the firm invest heavily in sharing, research and learning through the Urban Canyon Universe.

Graduates and Interns

You are the author of your own story at Urban Canyon. We give graduates from diverse backgrounds and disciplines the iconic projects, the questioning culture, access to top talent and a programme as carefully designed as our projects. You choose the direction. For many, that will also mean choosing the location. If you share with us a desire to shape a better world, we give you all the scope and support you need to do so. Start building your career and your legacy to the world.