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Senior Landscape Architect

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £35k - 50k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: Architecture, Construction
  • Contact: Lou Maskell
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0117 317 7805
  • Expiry Date: 13 February 2024
  • Job Ref: 405173LML

Award winning leading UK-based design Practice, with global reach is recruiting. Their reputation is built on a culture of open collaboration, creating, and delivering excellence in all they do. Their diverse, highly skilled, passionate designers are unified with a belief, that good design can positively transform people’s lives and their practice wide team of 80 Landscape Architects work throughout the UK and internationally.

They believe that everyone deserves access to brilliant buildings, places, and spaces, regardless of who they are, where they live, or their circumstances. They are creators, landscape architects, architects, designers, engineers, and ­specialists who share the same experiences and ambitions as the communities they serve.

Their expertise ranges across all key sectors of the built environment: Green and Blue Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, Masterplanning, Education, Aviation, Commercial, Defence, Active Travel, Transport, Urban Regeneration, Retrofit and Residential providing integrated nature-based solutions in a multidisciplinary environment.

They have a strong pipeline of work as a national landscape practice across all sectors and are looking to recruit Landscape Architects across the UK to join their team. Depending on your level of experience, you will have the opportunity to take a leading role on a large variety of challenging design projects across the UK. You will collaborate with national and international multi-disciplinary design teams, using your insight and creativity to generate positive, sustainable, impactful designs. They have a strong practice design manifesto and always drive to deliver the best.

They know that different people have different priorities, which is why were here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about whats ideal for you, from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if youre returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with them.

They currently have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Chartered Senior Landscape Architect to join the team in the south west from a base in either their Bristol or Cardiff offices.

They are a regionally focused and nationally connected practice working in a multidisciplinary environment. They deliver a diverse portfolio of high-profile landscape, public realm and environmentally focussed projects for the public and private sectors and this particular position requires a Chartered Landscape Architect with relevant post chartered experience, with an excellent track record in design and assessment. The roles offer a wide variety of experience and provide an excellent opportunity for career progression.

They are looking for people with a design flair and good written capabilities to support project delivery from feasibility through to construction. You will have a proactive can do attitude and demonstrate an innovative approach, have high quality presentation and communication skills, and confidence in undertaking site surveys, design and assessment and writing technical reports. They thrive on turning their hand to every part of their profession and are looking for good interpersonal skills, fluency in English, and an ability to work in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment as part of an integrated team with an inquisitive approach to work.

You will need to demonstrate the following capabilities and experience:

Taking responsibility for project workload within a team.
Working within a multidisciplinary environment.
Landscape Design, supporting projects from feasibility through to detail design.
An understanding of the principles of SuDS.
Ability to support contract documentation and site supervision.
LVIA in accordance with the latest best practice guidance, planning process and EIA.
Technical knowledge, high-quality presentation and communication skills
Familiarity with working in a quality assurance environment.
Understanding of and demonstrable experience in BIM.

Design input to a range of projects, including schools, rail, road, flood infrastructure, public realm and urban regeneration.
Preparation of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments.
Preparation of tender responses.
Provision of landscape advice to external and internal clients.
An understanding of project management, including the financial management of projects.
Resource allocation in liaison with the landscape senior leadership team.
Mentoring of junior staff.

A relevant landscape degree.
Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute.
Relevant years post chartership experience in a Landscape role, ideally in both the public and private sectors.
Experience in the management and delivery of multi-disciplinary projects, particularly in the sectors of schools, transport, flood infrastructure and urban regeneration.
Excellent project management skills for multi-disciplinary projects.
Experience and knowledge of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to varying methodologies i.e. GLVIA 3, DMRB.
Proven ability to manage budgets.
Consultancy experience is an advantage, as is a need to demonstrate commercial expertise.
Competent in AutoCAD and Adobe software packages with a passion to explore the use of Revit, Sketch Up and Enscape used as a design tool and for presentational outputs.
Experience and an understanding of BIM.
Communication through hand drawing invaluable.
The successful applicant must be flexible and self-motivated and be expected to demonstrate the following:

Good communication skills, with ability to draft reports to a high standard.
Ability to work under pressure, and have proven success in meeting tight deadlines.
Confident team worker, but able to work with limited supervision.
Commercial awareness and business development skills.
The opportunity to work both locally and within their national business to win and deliver work and with these opportunities there will be a requirement for flexibility in respect of travel and location based on project demands.
Applicants must hold a full valid driving licence and live within a reasonable travelling distance to one of their offices. Site visits across the region will be required.

In return, they offer the opportunity to develop, learn and work with a diverse team of specialists across different region on award-winning high-profile projects with a competitive salary and benefits package. There are training opportunities, and career development support that includes technical, project and business management skills with one of the UK’s leading design consultancies.

Your rewards and benefits will include:

25-day annual leave allowance plus Bank Holidays with flexibility to buy/sell annual leave.
Annual LI membership professional fees paid for.
2 paid days a year to be used for volunteer activities.
Cheaper gym memberships and many other money saving opportunities.
Cycle to Work Scheme (entitling you to a tax-free bike)
Discounted rates on gadget insurance and other services.
Option to purchase additional benefits such as dental, holiday insurance at reduced rates.
Season ticket loans for annual travel expenses.
Employee Assistance Programme.

What we offer?
They recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. They support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, they understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default they offer flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:
They offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.