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AECOM Senior Landscape Architect in Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Landscape Architect to join our team in Leeds. 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. You will be offered support to expand your experience and develop your career within a structured, friendly team environment. 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 Leeds but will support the wider team, principally across the north 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.

Nationally our Landscape Architecture team comprises over 100 staff and provides one-stop access to a variety of services. The office supports a range of sectors, such as land use planning, residential and mixed use, urban regeneration, green infrastructure, transportation, energy, flood alleviation, historic landscapes and neighbourhood planning, with major clients including Homes England, Environment Agency and Highways England. The Leeds office runs a range of social events through a Sports and Social Club including e.g. pizza making, theatre trips and sporting events. We also have Silver Standard cycling facilities.

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

  • Restoration plan and landscape design for Seaton Delaval Hall

  • The design of external spaces within Halifax and to support Leeds City Council highway improvement schemes

  • Landscape masterplan and strategy for Rossington Hall and Golf Course

  • Landscape design of external spaces including the production of landscape strategies for Doncaster Sheffield Airport

  • Landscape design and planning for river restoration schemes across Yorkshire for the Environment Agency.

  • Landscape and visual impact assessments for major infrastructure schemes, including HS2 Phase 2B, Ferrybridge and Eggborough Power Stations including landscape management plans for the sites

  • Long-term management of habitats at sites across the UK on behalf of the Environment Agency.

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

Job Duties:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the job / project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • Working with 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.

  • Input into tender submissions

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.

  • The successful candidate will be competent in the use of AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

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

  • Full UK driving licence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Landscape Institute accredited Bachelor’s degree, Diploma and/or Master’s degree.

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute.

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 Architecture and Design

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213207BR

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

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