AECOM Landscape Architect in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Alternate Locations UK - London, UK - Southampton

Job Summary

AECOM includes one of the largest, most diverse and innovative landscape practices in the world. Following several major project wins we are seeking and experienced Chartered Consultant Landscape Architect for the Basingstoke or the Cambridge office.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects from initial planning through completion and into long-term management. The successful candidates will join a large national team of landscape architects committed to developing solutions to complex problems, delivering high quality work through close internal collaboration and external partnerships. 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 landscape planning, including LVIA, is desirable.

We operate from modern, well connected offices with the opportunity to work alongside other professions and contribute to shared project objectives. Our clients include the London Legacy Development Corporation, Highways England, HS2, the Environment Agency and private clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, St. George plc, Exxon Mobil and Thames Water.

Our current portfolio of work includes a diverse mix of project from local planning and design schemes through to major infrastructure schemes, including:

LVIA and TVIA – for a wide range of developments, including major regeneration schemes within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and urban extensions, such as the Welborne Garden Village in Hampshire.

Major infrastructure – LVIA and landscape design for HS2 Phase 2b (Birmingham to Chesterfield) and road schemes including A303 Stonehenge bypass, A428 (part of the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway), M54/M6 and M42 J6 (Birmingham Airport) and numerous Environment Agency flood alleviation schemes.

Higher education – detailed design and implementation of public realm as part of major campus transformation schemes, such as the University of Salford.

Local authority plan making – SHLAA housing assessments and plan allocations, including providing evidence to EIP and Public Inquiries.

Neighbourhood planning – heritage and character assessment for over 40 areas across the UK, urban design studies and creation of new spaces and connectivity within towns.

Public realm strategies and masterplans – Including Leicester, Oakham and Paisley town centre as part of the latter’s bid for City of Culture 2021.

Public parks – legacy of historic park restoration schemes, including Alexandra Park, Manchester and Crystal Palace Park, London.

Landscape management – long term management for numerous flood alleviation schemes across the UK, including the flagship Jubilee River.

Minimum Requirements

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute;

  • BA or BSc (Hons) in a landscape architecture related discipline;

  • Technically competent in preparing landscape and/or townscape and visual impact assessments and appraisals and evidence base documents to support development plans and policies in accordance with best practice;

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the UK legal and planning system with respect to landscape architecture;

  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively;

  • Experience of managing projects, including financial control and reporting and programme management;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications;

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the landscape profession and be fully conversant with AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud software;

  • Experience of some or all of the following is also highly desirable: ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civils 3D, Revit, LSS or ProjectWise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA or MSc in Landscape Architecture (desirable but not essential).

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.


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. 186298BR

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.