AECOM Principal Landscape Architect in Liverpool, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds

Alternate Locations UK - Birmingham, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Liverpool, UK - Manchester

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Landscape Architect to join our team. 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 landscape planning, including LVIA and TVIA, is preferable.

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 will ideally be 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 some 102 staff and provides one-stop access to a variety of services.

The team provides services ranging from feasibility studies, detailed design and construction on a wide range of contracts and also supports other AECOM business lines including transport and infrastructure. Our Leeds team is involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients from the private and public sector. Our leading clients include Leicester City Council, Homes and Communities Agency, HS2, the National Trust, the Environment Agency and numerous Local Authorities, as well as leading contractors and developers.

Job Responsibilities:

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:

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

Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.

Assist in the management of projects, including contractual, financial and programme management.

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

Contribute to securing and delivering new work.

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.

Be aware of and understand the AECOM procedures, their importance and their application to projects

Minimum Requirements

  • CMLI with up to two years post Chartership experience. Candidates within the last quarter of P2C will also be considered.

  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively.

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

  • 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.

  • An understanding of project management, including financial control and reporting and programme management and ability to manage own budgets.

  • The successful candidate will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, 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 or ProjectWise.

  • Full UK driving licence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Landscape Institute accredited Bachelors degree, Diploma and/or Masters degree.

  • Licentiate member of the Landscape Institute.

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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 192352BR

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.