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Landscape Architects - Various Locations

AECOM

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Job Summary
We are currently seeking experienced, Chartered Landscape Architects to join and support the growth of our environment team at Senior or Principal level, based in our Basingstoke, Birmingham and Cambridge offices. As a member of one of the UK’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you will take a lead on a range of large-scale 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) and landscape management is desirable.

This is an opportunity to join a team which is growing and with strong links across disciplines. The landscape architecture discipline within our environment business numbers around 40 and contributes to a wider landscape practice of around 100 staff across the UK and Ireland. In each location, we are looking for an ambitious team player with strong technical skills who wishes to assist in the development of innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and challenging. Each role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.

We have an impressive portfolio of projects ranging from neighbourhood planning studies to major national and international infrastructure schemes. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Landscape and visual impact assessments for major infrastructure schemes, including HS2 and A303 Stonehenge.
Townscape and visual impact assessments for various major regeneration schemes across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Regeneration plan for the renovation of Crystal Palace Park, London.
Long-term management of habitats at sites across the UK on behalf of the Environment Agency, including the flagship Jubilee River scheme.
Green Infrastructure strategy and landscape masterplan for a new garden suburb at Fareham, Hampshire.
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 and coastal restoration schemes across the UK.
Landscape and visual appraisals to support site allocations for new urban extensions on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency.

Job Responsibilities:
An appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the job / project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:
Direct project management responsibilities, including contractual, financial and programme management.
Establish strong working relationships with the wider landscape team and other internal teams across the business.
Develop and manage the work of others, including as a line manager and P2C mentor.
Secure and deliver new work by forming and maintaining excellent relationships with external clients.
Clear communication, including the ability to write concise technical reports and to lead conference calls, meetings and workshops.
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.
Have the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance to teach and develop junior staff.
Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.
Be aware of and understand the AECOM procedures, their importance and their application to projects.

Minimum Requirements

Substantial post Chartership experience.
Previous LVIA experience is essential for Principal level and highly desirable for Consultant level
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
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the UK legal and planning system with respect to landscape architecture.
Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively.
Experience of managing projects, including financial control and reporting and programme management.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the landscape profession and be fully conversant with AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud software.
Experience of some or all of the following is also highly desirable: ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civils 3D, Revit, LSS or ProjectWise.

Preferred Qualifications
Landscape Institute accredited Bachelors degree, Diploma and/or Masters degree.
Chartered or Licentiate member of the Landscape Institute.


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