AECOM Landscape Architect in Cambridge, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Alternate Locations UK - Cambridge

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Principal Landscape Architect to join and support the growth of our Environment team, based in London. 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 UK based landscape design and implementation and landscape planning, including LVIA and TVIA, is preferable. This is an opportunity to join a team which is growing and with strong links across many disciplines. We are looking for a team player with good technical skills who wishes to be involved in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and challenging. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team. The role is based in our London Aldgate office but will support the wider team, principally across the south-east of England, but also nationally and so some travelling between offices will be expected. AECOM offers a flexible package of benefits and we would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part time or full time role.

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

  • Green Infrastructure strategies and landscape masterplans for new Garden Villages in Hampshire, Sussex and Essex.

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

  • Landscape design and planning for river restoration schemes across north London and Hertfordshire.

  • Landscape and visual impact assessments and design for major infrastructure schemes, including HS2 and the A303 Stonehenge tunnel

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

  • Long-term management of habitats at sites across the UK on behalf of the Environment Agency, including the flagship Jubilee River scheme.

  • Design codes and character assessments to support neighbourhood plans across England.

  • Landscape and visual appraisals to support site allocations for new urban extensions in Hampshire, Kent and Essex.

Job Responsibilities:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise in order to be able to carry out the following job/project accountabilities:

  • Working as a Project Manager, project management responsibilities, including contractual, financial and programme management.

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

  • Develop and manage the work of others, including as a P2C mentor.

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

  • Be client facing and respond to client requirements

  • 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.

  • Compile tender submissions and secure new work.

  • 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

  • At least five years post Chartership experience.

  • Experience of detailed landscape design and preparation of tender documentation

  • Experience of preparing landscape and/or townscape and visual impact assessments and appraisals

  • Experience of contract administration and managing projects will be useful, including financial control and reporting and programme management.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK legal and planning system with respect to landscape architecture.

  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.

  • Experience of some or all of the following would also be very useful: AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civils 3D, Revit, LSS or ProjectWise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute.

  • Degree or Masters in Landscape Architecture or equivalent.

  • Full UK driving licence.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197735BR

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.