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Principal Landscape Architect


cambridge, United Kingdom

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Environment
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
We are currently seeking a Landscape Architect to join and support the growth of our environment team, based in Cambridge. As a member of one of the UK’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you will take a lead on a range of types and sizes of projects, including strategic planning, major infrastructure, urban regeneration and environmental enhancement schemes. We will consider applicants with a wide range of experience but a proven track record in landscape planning, including LVIA and TVIA, is preferable.

We have an impressive portfolio of major national and international infrastructure projects. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

Townscape and visual impact assessments for various major regeneration schemes across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Landscape and visual impact assessments for major infrastructure schemes, including HS2 Phase 2B and A303 Stonehenge.

Regeneration plan for the renovation of Crystal Palace Park, London.

Independent assessment of trees and shrubs to be provided to the HS2 project at nurseries and on site.

Heritage and character assessments to support neighbourhood plans across England.

River restoration schemes across north London and Hertfordshire.

Landscape and visual appraisals to support site allocations for new urban extensions on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency.

Job Responsibilities:
The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the job / project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

Clear communication, including the ability to write concise technical reports and to contribute positively to conference calls, meetings and workshops.

Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.

Assist in the management of projects, including contractual, financial and programme management.

Establish working relationships with other members of the landscape team and internal teams across the business.

Contribute to tenders for new work.

Produce or oversee the production of drawings and other technical documentation using appropriate software, with the necessary level of detail as required at various stages of development: strategies, conceptual design, detailed design and production information.

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Minimum Requirements
CMLI with up to two years post Chartership experience. Candidates within the last quarter of P2C will also be considered.

Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the UK legal and planning system with respect to landscape architecture.

Technically competent in preparing landscape and/or townscape and visual impact assessments and appraisals and evidence-base documents to support development plans and policies in accordance with best practice.

An understanding of project management, including financial control and reporting and programme management and ability to manage own budgets.

The successful candidate will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Full UK driving licence.

Preferred Qualifications
Landscape Institute accredited Bachelors degree, Diploma and/or Masters degree.

Chartered or Licentiate member of the Landscape Institute

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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