Associate Landscape Architect - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

Our Landscape Architecture team in Birmingham is currently looking for an Associate Director Landscape Architect to develop, build and lead a team in England’s second city. The candidate will be required to develop the client base and expand the opportunities across a variety of market sectors.

Working in a multi-disciplinary environment the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding and experience across a wide range of sectors. The candidate must have demonstrable experience in business development and work winning so they can bring project opportunities, from landscape planning through to design and implementation, into the team through both the external and internal market. We are looking for an ambitious team player with strong development skills who wishes to lead in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team as well as undertake line management and mentoring of graduates on their pathways to chartership.

The office is ideally located in the city centre, 10 minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Station, 3 minutes from the Snow Hill tram stop and adjacent a multi-storey car park. The office has a vibrant social and sports calendar as well as regular breakfast networking events.

Nationally our Landscape Architecture team comprises 80 staff and provides one-stop access to a variety of services. The Birmingham team of currently three landscape architects is successfully delivering landscape design schemes across the Midlands. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical background in landscape planning and design that share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

The team provides services ranging from feasibility studies, landscape and visual impact assessment, detailed design and construction on a wide range of contracts and supports other AECOM business lines including transport and infrastructure. Our Birmingham 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 HS2, Highways England, Locality, Homes and Communities Agency, the Environment Agency and numerous Local Authorities, as well as leading contractors and developers.


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

  • Neighbourhood planning – urban design studies and proposals for the improvement and creation of new spaces and connectivity within towns

  • HS2 Independent Plant Assessor

  • Network Rail Habitat Design Guide

  • Landscape Implementation and monitoring of flood relief schemes for the Environment Agency.

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:

  • Undertake networking across the internal and external markets to raise the profile of the team across the West Midlands.

  • Develop the internal AECOM market and collaborate with all business lines.

  • Produce drawings using the Autodesk Suite of software, with the necessary level of detail as required for projects at various stages of development: feasibility and optioneering studies, conceptual design, detailed design and construction. Knowledge of the use of BIM will be beneficial.

  • Produce technical reports.

  • Undertake presentations to stakeholder groups, lead on design charrettes and workshops.

  • Reporting to the landscape design operating unit leader you will also interface directly with other team members, from graduate to Directors and with other internal design teams.

  • You will have strong development skills and have the ability to develop and manage the work of others.

  • Have the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance to develop and mentor junior staff and undertake a line management role.

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

  • Establishing strong working relationships with other internal teams.

  • Compile compelling tender submissions and lead on tender interviews.

  • Develop the external client base through concerted marketing and business development.

  • Undertake project management using AECOM’s internal PM software.

  • Manage projects to meet budgets and programmes.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • You will have experience in working for local authority and private sector clients across a range of sectors.

  • You will be proficient and experienced user of AutoCAD and the Adobe suite of products to produce high quality technical drawings and details within a live project environment.

  • Ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders using a variety of media, including workshops and public exhibitions to convey your designs.

  • Ability to convey ideas and responses to client briefs with written and illustrated technical reports.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience of some or all of the following software is also highly desirable: Revit or Bentley.

  • Ability to communicate and cultivate client relationships.

  • Full drivers’ licence.

Preferred Qualifications

You will have a degree in Landscape Architecture and be a 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. 237327BR

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.