Principal Landscape Architect - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

London - Uk
United Kingdom

United Kingdom - England, London - UK

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

  • 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.

As an employer of choice, we are more than happy to explore flexible working arrangements for this vacancy.

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. 213244BR

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.