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Landscape Architect

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: £25k - 45k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Architecture, Construction
  • Contact: Lou Maskell
  • Contact Email: Lou.Maskell@anderselite.com
  • Contact Phone: 0117 317 7805
  • Expiry Date: 16 February 2024
  • Job Ref: 404465LML

Anderselite is currently working with a Consultancy who have two exciting job opportunities to join their vibrant growing team of likeminded environmental professionals in their busy practice located in the centre of Cardiff. This client is an Environmental consultancy covering a range of disciplines focussing on Landscape Architecture, ecology, environmental planning and management, arboriculture, graphic design and GIS analysis. They have a friendly, close-knit team and value collaborative working across all disciplines meaning you will have the opportunity to gain a balanced appreciation of interdisciplinary working.

They are looking for both a Senior Landscape Architect, with around three to five years post-Chartership experience, and a Graduate or recently Chartered Landscape Architect.

As part of their inter-disciplinary environmental consultancy, you will be working alongside ecologists, environmental managers and planners on a varied and interesting portfolio of design and assessments for major highway, public realm, feasibility and management studies, schools, renewable energy and development projects across Wales, the West Midlands and South West England for both the public and private sectors. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in a range of other projects such as residential planning and design, healthcare, pocket parks, rural land management and wildlife conservation, Biodiversity net gain, active travel and carbon neutral design.

For the Senior Landscape Architect role you must demonstrate high quality design and written output for landscape and urban design and landscape assessment, together with technical rigour, a proactive approach to project delivery.

The role will include:

  •  project Landscape Architect for landscape design and assessment projects

  •  project management and multi disciplinary team working

  •  bid preparation

  •  a key contribution to the ongoing development of the practice and its staff through mentoring and management

You should be able to show most, if not all, of the following:

  • a sound knowledge of landscape legislation, policy and guidance

  • experience in undertaking LVIA and EIA for varying scales of development and knowledge of the planning process

  • experience of design, implementation and contract administration

  • excellent written and communication skills and be able to interact comfortably with co-workers at all levels, other specialists, clients and contractors

  •  you should be proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word and Excel, whilst a practical knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop or GIS packages would be an advantage.

You can expect to enjoy a challenging and varied role and will typically be authoring and providing inputs into a range of technical assessments and designs. You should also enjoy working as part of a team, be happy to share knowledge, collaborate with and support others.

For the Landscape Architect/CMLI you will have experience working in consultancy, are a Chartered Landscape Architect or working towards chartership and be able to show:

  • a good knowledge of landscape design, with portfolio examples to present

  • an understanding of the guidance and practice of LVIA

  • good written and communication skills with a willingness to learn from and engage with other team members

  • enthusiasm and flexibility to work both in the office and on site,

  • you should be able to demonstrate both graphic and writing skills, and a good working knowledge of AutoCAD and graphic design software, with experience of working with GIS an advantage.

A Full Driving Licence is required for both positions and the ability and confidence to working independently whilst on site, sometimes in remote rural locations would be beneficial.

What they offer:

Remuneration package will be dependent on qualifications and experience. They offer a positive and cooperative working environment with a good team working ethos. Opportunities to further support your career development and knowledge through training, active engagement with the Landscape Institute Wales and CPD are actively encouraged with other members of the team recently gaining CMLI and CIEEM qualifications.

Both positions are Cardiff based with around three days per week anticipated either on site or in the office. However, flexible and home-based working is encouraged.

Added benefits:

  • Flexible working

  • 20 days holiday plus Bank holidays with the opportunity to purchase 5 additional days each year.  An increase of 5 additional days holiday with length of service,

  • Enrolment in our company Group Pension plan, private medical insurance and Life Assurance,

  • Payment of professional fees (LI, IEEM, AAHI etc),

  • Participation in elective benefits such as Cycle to Work Scheme,  health insurance,

  • Training packages designed around you.