Consultant Landscape Architect, London / Bristol

Consultant Landscape Architect, London / Bristol

Reference 2017-10

About the role:

We are seeking a consultant Landscape Architect to join a friendly, award winning team of landscape architects / managers, urban designers, planners and ecologists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.

Our diverse team has a friendly and informal working atmosphere, but we are passionate about the quality of our work, providing the best solutions for our clients and the environment, and making excellent ‘people places’.

You will work on a diverse portfolio of projects. Current projects include: urban regeneration schemes, university / hospital campus projects, major parks projects, residential developments, and public open space projects / master planning projects.

Involved in all stages of project development from tendering through to completion, the candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the work carried out, including assisting with generation of new business and project support and administration. The post will be based in either our recently refurbished London office, close to Euston and Kings Cross stations, or in our Colston Tower office in the Centre of Bristol, according to the preferred location of the successful applicant.

Salary range: £21,000-£28,000 FTE dependent on experience.

About you:

This position requires a Landscape Architect with at least one year of work experience in a consultancy team, and committed to pursuing a career in this field.

The applicants should be creative designers able to produce innovative and original work. Strong freehand and computer graphic skills are essential.  Proficient use of AutoCAD, Photoshop and InDesign are basic requirements; competent use of SketchUp would be an advantage.

A degree and / or a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is required. Applicants should be on the Pathway to Chartership or have an ambition to work towards Chartership.

You should have an organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines and excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients is important, as well as the ability to work collaboratively, articulate ideas and communicate effectively.

We are looking for a candidate available to start as soon as possible.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter with samples of freehand and AutoCAD work (maximum of 10 pages in a single pdf of up to 10 Mb) quoting reference: 2017-10 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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Principal Ecologist, Manchester / Lancaster

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Reference 2017-08

About the role:

LUC is a unique Planning, Design and Environmental Consultancy; owned and run by its employees we focus on high quality work, professional standards and employee well-being. With 120 consultants across a range of disciplines we take on some of the biggest sustainable development challenges facing the world today. We work hard and deliver interesting and challenging consultancy projects that delight our clients and make a real difference. As a consistently successful business we have the financial resources to invest and develop but because we are an SME your role can make a real difference.

The Ecology team at LUC is an experienced and supportive group of 13 consultants working on numerous development, energy, transport and strategic planning projects from Caithness to Kent. We aim to be the best in the industry at what we do and provide the time and resources for our consultants to learn, develop and share experiences. You can expect your ecology and consultancy skills to develop rapidly as well as passing on your knowledge and experience to junior staff and other team members. The team is actively engaged with developing and implementing the strategy for the ecology business and LUC as a whole.

As part of this strategy, and with established ecology teams in London, Glasgow and Bristol, we are now seeking an experienced and ambitious ecologist to join our growing multi-disciplinary teams in Manchester and Lancaster to work on existing projects and develop new ecology work across the North of England. As part of a broader strategy of business development you will work with the Director of Ecology and other senior managers to meet and develop work with existing clients as well as securing new ecology work on a number of identified opportunities.

If you are working for a small business that does not have the resources to support your ambition or a large consultancy where your voice doesn’t seem to be heard, then this could be the role for you.

LUC offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous training budget and opportunities to work across the UK.

About you:

You will have a degree and /or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline, and full membership of CIEEM is essential.

Your skills will include Phase 1 Habitat Survey of a range of habitats, with verifiable knowledge of higher plants. Demonstrable skills in at least one faunal taxonomic group (such as bats or other mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds) would be highly advantageous, as would a NE licence for one or more species.

Your experience to date should include at least one role with a consultancy and within a wide range of development sectors, for example transport and housing.

Your experience should include the full range of report production, including EcIA and BREEAM, as well as a demonstrable track record of attracting and winning new work in the North of England.

You will need excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to write confidently and present reports internally and to clients, and strong organisational skills with the ability to manage tasks and time, using initiative.

The role requires competency in and familiarity with UK ecological issues more generally, including relevant planning policy and legislation.

You must have proven experience in project management, including survey design and survey team management, project financial management and the delivery of Ecological Impact Assessments, research reports and EPS licences.

The nature of this work means a full driving licence is required. In addition, suitable candidates will be physically fit and feel comfortable working in remote environments.  Lone working and working out of usual working hours will also be required (in accordance with LUC’s H&S Policy).

We are happy to discuss options for flexible working in this role.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2017-08 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

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