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Vacancies 2018-10-19T17:20:25+00:00

Landscape Architect, Glasgow

Reference 2018-35

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic landscape architect with suitable professional experience to expand our award winning team of landscape and urban designers based in Glasgow’s attractive West End.

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’.

We have an expanding portfolio of challenging and high profile projects including university campuses, public realm, streetscapes, parks, access and heritage work. Recent major projects include:

  • Public realm design for the University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehil Campus extension (ongoing)
  • Newcastle Science Central Ph1 public realm design
  • Shawfield Regeneration Project ( phases 1 & 2 ongoing)
  • Inverness City Centre, Irvine and Maybole Town centres Public realm
  • Urban regeneration and access projects for Scottish Canals
  • Landscape conservation projects including the ongoing Lews Castle Grounds on Lewis, and Haddo Country Park (Aberdeenshire)
  • Heritage/ tourism projects for National Nature Reserves and World Heritage Sites (e.g. Heart of prehistoric Orkney, Antonine Wall and various sites within Edinburgh WHS)

You will therefore have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of projects working alongside senior staff with strong reputations in the industry.

Our design projects are primarily UK-focussed and LUC respects the need of staff to balance their home and working lives. We are therefore happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part time working, flexible start/finish times and partial home working.

About you:

We are looking for an experienced landscape architect and we are interested in talking to you if are recently chartered or more established / senior.

The position requires a combination of design flair and technical competence. You should have good all round skills in: design from concept to detail, graphic presentation, and verbal and written communication. Proficiency in both hard and soft landscape design will be beneficial.

It is important that you have the ability to work collaboratively, articulate ideas and communicate effectively within an internal team structure as well as with external parties.

You will be comfortable and competent dealing directly with clients and have the confidence and experience to manage projects independently, but know when to seek support if this is necessary.

Proficient use of AutoCAD and Adobe software is a minimum requirement ideally supplemented by the ability to communicate with hand drawings and sketches. Proficient use of 3D software packages would be beneficial.

A degree and / or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is required. Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute status is preferred.

Many of our sites are located in remote locations so a driving licence would be beneficial, but not essential.

In this role you will be expected to develop your career through actively contributing to LUC’s award-winning portfolio with diverse and challenging projects as well as contribute to business development and marketing initiatives.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, with samples of work quoting Ref: 2018-35 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Team Coordinator, London

Reference 2018-29

About the role:

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills to work with the technical teams who create amazing places and protect our environment.  As the starting point of our involvement in the projects that shape the world around us you will have the opportunity to play your part in our delivery of award-winning planning and design.

This role is intended to provide comprehensive general support to technical teams in the London and Bristol offices, with co-operation and cross-working with support teams across all the offices, ensuring a consistent and high quality level of service is provided at all times, ensuring work is progressing in a timely manner and all deadlines are met.

The Team Coordinator is responsible for pulling bids together, writing content, formatting and proofreading. You will prepare the non-technical sections of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) and liaise with internal specialists to gather and coordinate other information.

A key responsibility is to fulfill the role of Project Administrator in the context of LUC’s project / document management and quality management systems.

We are advertising this as a full time role, but we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.  The role requires a minimum of 30 hours per week and these would need to be based in the office, but we are happy to discuss how start / finish times are arranged.

The salary range for this role is £25,000 – £30,000 per annum (Full Time).

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a real team player who makes it their mission to ensure the technical teams’ day-to-day workload is made more manageable.

The role needs someone with lots of initiative, and someone who is highly organised.  Being able to influence and persuade strong personalities or opinions will be useful.  Having an eye for presentation and graphics would be highly beneficial.

Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook are essential.  The Team Coordinator acts as an ‘expert user’ for company templates and the document management system (training will be provided), so you must be able to provide guidance to others in the use of Word in particular.

Experience of using Adobe, InDesign, Powerpoint, MS Project and document management systems would be desirable.

It would be preferred if you have prior experience of supporting large and diverse teams, assembling the content of documents – letters, reports, tenders and questionnaire responses – as well as typing and formatting to a high standard.  However, we will also consider applications from individuals who can acquire the necessary skills quickly.

Importantly you must be flexible, able to prioritise, juggle multiple demands and work to tight deadlines, as these are key aspects of the role.  You will also have an exceptional eye for detail. The right person will meet these challenges with a friendly, positive, ‘can-do’ attitude; this role requires confident relationship building and communication at all levels within the organisation.

You will use initiative and be proactive in providing support, as well as anticipating and appreciating the needs of professional staff.

Experience of working within ISO Management Systems environment would be advantageous.

An interest in the environment and / or prior experience of working in our sector or a related field would be an advantage.

We do not require a specific level or type of academic qualification but candidates must have relevant experience, be numerate and have a good standard of written and spoken English.  You must also be able to demonstrate intelligence and organisation in your approach to work.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2018-29 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications 19 October 2018

Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner, Glasgow

Reference 2018-30

About the role:

We are looking for a graduate or assistant Landscape Architect to join the team at the forefront of landscape and seascape planning in the UK.  You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in a range of fields including:

  • Landscape character assessment
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)
  • Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (SLVIA)
  • Landscape planning research
  • Landscape sensitivity studies
  • Landscape design, mitigation and implementation
  • Green infrastructure projects
  • Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change.

You will be part of a friendly, award winning, multi-disciplinary team of landscape architects, planners and ecologists, committed to delivering high quality work with a strong emphasis on sustainable and innovative solutions.

The post will be based in LUC Glasgow’s west end office, but you will have extensive opportunities to undertake landscape fieldwork across Scotland, the UK and further afield, with close collaboration with teams across LUC’s other UK offices.

In particular, you will be involved with projects such as:

  • Landscape and visual impact assessments of electricity grid infrastructure in National Parks, National Scenic Areas and AONBs
  • Assessment and design inputs to a major eco-tourism development in the Highlands
  • Routeing studies for electricity infrastructure projects across Scotland
  • Studies of landscape sensitivity to housing development and renewable energy development
  • LVIA as part of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a range of development types
  • High profile infrastructure projects such as assessment and design for sections of HS2
  • Niche international assignments

Whatever your stage of progress towards professional qualification, we will support and sponsor your Pathway to Chartership with the Landscape Institute.  This role will enable you to gain the breadth and variety of experience required, with opportunities to work with our landscape design team, as well as participating in all stages of projects from initiation to completion.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role.

About you:

We are seeking a Landscape Architect or Landscape Planner – either recently graduated, or with some relevant work experience.

We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience in the preparation of LVIAs, but we are also keen to meet with graduates who have developed skills in other areas but have an understanding of the context and principles of LVIA.

We would prefer your qualifications to include a relevant Bachelors or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  However, as well as candidates with accredited landscape qualifications, we also welcome applications from candidates with planning, geography or similar related qualifications if you can demonstrate experience or understanding of the work and a passion for the subject.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.  The successful candidate will be able to plan and structure reports well and convey information in a clear and concise manner.

A good graphical hand and an awareness of landscape design skills would be an advantage, but is not essential.

An organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines is important, as is the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients, often working within multidisciplinary teams.

A knowledge of, or interest in learning, relevant software packages including ArcGIS, ReSoft Windfarm, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign etc.), SketchUp would be advantageous.

A full clean diving licence and willingness to undertake fieldwork is essential.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2018-30 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications 27 September 2018 (interviews in w/c 8 October)

Senior-Principal Planner (Green Belt Specialist)

Reference 2018-26

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a position either in London, Manchester or Bristol.   Our lively and sociable planning and landscape planning team, across all five of our offices, comprises around 60 people. We are one of the leading providers of planning policy development services, as well as SA, EIA and development management services.

We are looking specifically for an experienced individual with a planning and landscape background who has been involved in Green Belt assessment and review for local authorities and developers.  LUC is in the vanguard of this work, as well as open space and green infrastructure.

The role will include contributing to a range of projects in the fields of planning and environmental policy, strategy and assessment, including:

  • Managing an extensive portfolio of Green Belt studies for planning authorities, landowners and developers, including making judgments on potential harm related to development options and whether land should be included or removed from the Green Belt.
  • Other evidence base studies to support plans and strategies, including green infrastructure/open space studies, renewable energy capacity assessments, minerals and waste site selection studies etc.
  • Sustainability Appraisals/ Strategic Environmental Assessments and Habitats Regulations Assessments of local planning documents (including Local Plans, Neighbourhood Plans, Minerals & Waste Plans, Local Flood Risk Management Strategies, Forestry Strategies).
  • Policy research, evaluation and plan preparation.

Involved in all stages of project development from tendering through to completion, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the work carried out, including project management and delivery, and assisting with generation of new business.

Salary range: £30k-£37k dependent on experience (with additional London allowance applied to a position in London).

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part time working, flexible start/finish times and homeworking.

About you:

Ideally you should hold a planning or environmentally related degree (graduate or post graduate), with a strong component of landscape planning also. An RTPI accredited degree is desirable but not essential.  We can offer practical and financial support to employees going through the RTPI APC Process.

You should have experience of work relevant to the range of projects described above, and management experience is desirable.

We are looking for high calibre candidates with good organisational skills and the ability to manage tasks and time, using initiative.  Also important for this role are excellent report writing and communication skills, the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients, and an enthusiastic and flexible attitude.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2018-26 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at:  HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

3D Visualisation Consultant

Reference 2018-23

About the role:

We are seeking two 3D Digital Modelling & Visualisation Specialists to work on a diverse portfolio of projects including:

Photomontages (Visually Verified) for Landscape Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) in both rural and urban environments:

  • Grid Connection and Infrastructure
  • Transport proposals
  • Onshore & Offshore Wind Farm Developments
  • Terrain and Forestry changes
  • Public realm and landscape design proposals
  • Architectural proposals (day and night)

Photographic Montaging:

  • Landscape and Climate Change Visualisation
  • Working with the Landscape Design team to create visualisations at a range of scales and degrees of resolution to help interpret competition entries, detailed schemes and proposals for public consultation events.

The individual would be part of a friendly, experienced team of visualisation and GIS specialists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering effective, innovative solutions.

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, client liaison and occasional attendance at public consultation events.

The role can potentially be based in any of our offices so please confirm which location/s would be preferable.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part time working (minimum 30 hours per week), core hours and a degree of location flexibility.

About you:

Candidates should be qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline.  Application of your skills in a landscape, architectural or urban design context is preferable although not essential.

Excellent working knowledge of relevant 3D visualisation software (such as AutoCAD 2D/3D, Autodesk 3DS max, V-Ray, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite) is necessary and a familiarity with Resoft Windfarm and Revit would be an advantage. Experience of using Augmented Reality apps to support your work would be desirable.

Confidence in working with a variety of data formats and the ability to learn and use new technologies and software is required.

Basic knowledge of GIS and /or photography skills would be desirable but not essential. A willingness to take photography is essential (this would require a valid driver’s licence – photography training would be provided).

Good oral and written communication skills are required.  An organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines is important, as is the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

To apply please email your CV (with a covering letter and examples of visualisation work you have undertaken) quoting reference 2018-23 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Landscape / Green Space Professional, London or Bristol

Reference 2018-16

About the role:

We are looking for a competent landscape manager/ green space professional to join our team working on a broad range of projects, including the development of strategies for public open spaces, green infrastructure and landscapes of national and international importance.

The position will be based in our London or Bristol office and will suit someone with a background in green space planning and management.

Our work encompasses the analysis and enhancement of open spaces located within densely populated inner cities as well as those set within the rural environment. Studies aim to conserve and enhance the cultural and natural heritage values of landscapes, whilst seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve and to mitigate the anticipated impacts of a changing climate.

Variety of work will be the norm, with the expectation that the successful candidate will be involved with a broad range of projects which could include:

  • Open space, play and outdoor sport studies/ strategies
  • Green infrastructure strategies and assessments
  • Natural capital assessments
  • Landscape management studies, including Conservation Management Plans and Management and Maintenance Plans
  • Landscape monitoring and contract administration
  • Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change.

Familiarity with landscape management studies and conservation plans would be an advantage.

You will be involved in all stages of project development from tendering through to completion. The work will include carrying out site assessments and report writing.

You will be part of a friendly, award winning team of Landscape Architects and Landscape Managers, Urban Designers, Planners and Ecologists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part time working (minimum 30 hours per week) core hours and a degree of location flexibility.

About you:

We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic person who is able to support with the delivery of a broad range of landscape management projects and to contribute landscape management skills and experience to other landscape planning and design projects.  You will be educated to degree level (2:1 and above) in landscape management, geography, planning, or a related subject; post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential.

Your experience to date should include site-based survey and evaluation together with the production of reports and assessments. You will be able to work as part of multi-disciplinary internal and external teams.

A sound understanding of environmental legislation, policy and practice across the UK, and the interface with the planning system, would be beneficial. Good working knowledge of green space management, heritage management and conservation principles, and agri-environment schemes would be an advantage.

Excellent report writing skills and numeracy are essential. Experience and skills in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel are essential. Some knowledge of other relevant software packages (AutoCAD, Adobe CS, GIS etc.) would be desirable.

You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to understand the interactions of LUC’s key areas of business.

An organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines is important, as is the ability to build and sustain effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2018-16 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior-Principal Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner, Bristol

Reference 2018-03

About the role:

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to work in our small Landscape Planning team in Bristol on a diverse portfolio of projects.  We require someone with sound experience in Landscape/Seascape Character Assessment and its applications (e.g. landscape sensitivity/capacity, landscape monitoring) and a strong knowledge of landscape planning and management more generally (e.g. agri-environment schemes); with excellent field work, report writing and verbal communication skills.

Our landscape planning and assessment team is a market leader in Landscape, Townscape and Seascape Character Assessment, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and landscape policy and research. It has a particular interest in the development of methodologies and the application of characterisation to strategic and local planning, including the production of landscape sensitivity studies, landscape monitoring projects, management strategies, and the review of landscape designations.

Work would typically include:

  • Landscape and Seascape Character (LCA/SCA) and sensitivity assessments (LSA): examples include work for Dartmoor National Park, Greater Manchester (both LCA and LSA) and for the Marine Management Organisation (England’s national seascape assessment)
  • Assessment and management of protected landscapes: examples include exploring the extension to the Lake District National Park and undertaking monitoring projects for several AONBs.
  • Research and monitoring of agri-environment schemes, including our award-winning five-year contract to monitor the landscape effects of Environmental Stewardship for Natural England.
  • Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change, including our integrated landscape sensitivity and Green Infrastructure study for Leicester and Leicestershire.
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and associated mitigation/ design: for a range of developments including residential, railways, major power lines, minerals extraction and onshore / offshore renewable energy.

Involved in all stages of project development, from tendering through to completion, you will be expected to participate in all aspects of the work, including assisting with generation of new business, project management and mentoring of more junior staff.

You will be part of a friendly, award winning team of Landscape professionals, Planners, GIS specialists and Ecologists who are committed to delivering high quality professional work, with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part time working (minimum 30 hours per week), core hours and a degree of location flexibility.

About you:

You will be an experienced Landscape Architect or Landscape Planner, preferably with consolidated experience practicing in a consultancy team.  You will hold a degree and / or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (for example Landscape Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Environmental Planning).  Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute is desirable but not essential.  We recognise that there are other routes into the profession and as such welcome people with other backgrounds who consider themselves appropriately experienced.

You will have excellent report and tender writing skills and be able to produce visually engaging reports, with experience of interpreting a wide range of information including from written literature, GIS data and fieldwork observations.  You will be confident in writing about landscape and have an understanding of the issues impacting upon it.

An organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines is important, as is the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

You will be adaptable to working independently, whilst also working with other individuals within the LUC landscape planning team, and within the landscape design and environmental planning teams, as well as with client teams.

You will hold a valid driving licence.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference 2018-03 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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