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AECOM Placement Opportunities 2019-20 Landscape Architecture/UK Ireland in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, Belfast

Job Summary

Job Title: Landscape Architect

Individuals who have already graduated should apply to vacancy 225058

Business Line: Environment & Buildings

Locations: Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh Leeds, London only

Salary: Competitive

Opening Date: September 19 - please apply straight away because we review CVs and select candidates on a rolling basis

We are currently seeking Landscape Architect Placement Students to support our planning and design teams. This role will suit a self-motivated individual looking to develop their career in an award-winning team that’s growing and at the forefront of innovation within the wider business.

We would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part-time or full-time role fixed term placement role to be based in one of the locations above.

We’ll consider students with excellent design skills and a desire to gain experience in UK-based, LVIA and landscape planning work.

As a member of one of the UK’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you’ll work on a range of regionally significant projects, including exemplar regeneration, environmental enhancement and infrastructure schemes, as well as ground-breaking national and international projects.

You’ll be supported in expanding your experience and developing your career within a structured, friendly team environment.


Our large, national team delivers a range of exciting and varied projects across the UK and beyond. We work in dynamic and challenging environments, in multi-disciplinary teams delivering solutions to a broad base of public and private sector clients, including Highways England, HS2, the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, the National Trust, Universities and educational institutions. We work across the fields of development, energy, oil and gas, water, government and transportation to develop integrated and award-winning projects.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.


You should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise to carry out the following:

  • Excellent design skills

  • Ability to innovate and develop inspirational ideas to resolve complex project issues

  • Assist in project management responsibilities, including contractual, financial and programme management under the supervision of senior colleagues

  • Ability and personality to establish strong working relationships with other members of Landscape team and with multi-disciplinary teams across the business

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

  • Produce drawings and other technical documentation using appropriate software, with necessary level of detail as required at various stages of development for LVIA, planning and design projects

  • Assist in compiling tender submissions


This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an established and successful consultancy.


Minimum Requirements

  • Working towards a Degree or Master’s in landscape architecture

  • Knowledge and understanding of UK legal and planning system (or Irish) with respect to landscape architecture

  • Experience of working / desire to work on high-quality landscape and /or townscape and visual impact assessments and appraisals

  • Fluency in English, excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience of some or all of the following: AutoCAD; Adobe Creative Cloud; ArcGIS; AutoCAD Civils 3D; Revit; and ProjectWise

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous relevant work experience in a year out capacity from recognised Landscape practice would be beneficial but not essential

Full driving licence

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Intern / Student

Requisition/Vacancy No. 229616BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Belfast - The Studio, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Edinburgh - Apex, UK - Leeds, UK - London - Aldgate Tower

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations