Associate Landscape Architect, London

Reference 2019-37

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Landscape Architect to expand our award-winning team of over 20 Landscape Designers, based in our London office.

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 high-profile housing and development led projects across London and the south-east. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of sought-after projects with both prestigious clients and Architects.

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

Salary range: £40,000-£50,000 FTE dependent on experience.

About you:

The position requires good all round skills in design, graphics, presentation, verbal and written communication, and a combination of design flair and technical competence. It is important that you have the ability to work collaboratively, articulate ideas, and communicate effectively.

You will be comfortable and competent dealing directly with clients and working within multi-disciplinary design teams. You should have the confidence and experience to manage projects independently, but know when to seek director support if this is necessary.

Applicants should demonstrate with examples their experience in working from inception to completion, preferably on residential and development led projects.

Proficient use of AutoCAD and computer graphics and/or excellent hand-drawing is required as a minimum.

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

In this role you will expect to develop your career through actively contributing to LUC’s award-winning portfolio with diverse and challenging projects.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, with samples of work quoting Ref: 2019-37 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 29 November 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Planner, London or Bristol

Reference 2019-35

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! You can read more about why LUC won the award here, and we are proud that this achievement recognises both the scope of our work and our commitment to our people.

If you are passionate about the environment and working to ensure development is achieved sustainably, this is an opportunity to join a company which has long term sustainability at its heart.

Based in either our Bristol or London office, the role includes contributing to a range of private and public sector projects in the fields of planning and environmental policy, strategy, assessment and implementation, including:

  • Local plan-making, including cutting edge work on strategic spatial options assessment.
  • Evidence and policy-making in relation to climate change, green infrastructure, strategic environmental initiatives, community infrastructure, Green Belts, renewable energy, minerals and waste.
  • Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment of national, sub-regional and local policies and programmes.
  • Health and equalities impact assessment

Salary from £30k to £50k, negotiable depending on experience.

We are happy to discuss a wide range of flexible working arrangements for this role, for example, part time working (minimum 3 days / 22.5 hours per week), partial homeworking, and/or flexible start / finish times.

About you:

You should hold a relevant degree (e.g. planning, EIA, geography, environmental science / management / consultancy), preferably at the post-graduate level. Working towards full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or Associate membership of IEMA would be desirable. We can provide financial and professional support to help achieve membership.

You must have good organisational skills with the ability to manage tasks and time, using your 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.

You will be an experienced project manager with previous consultancy or ‘client-side’ experience.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference 2019-35 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Please make it clear why you are applying specifically to LUC.

Closing date for applications: 29 November 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Landscape Architect, Bristol

Reference 2019-36

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic landscape architect with suitable professional experience to expand our award-winning team of landscape architects based in our Bristol office.

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, parks, access and heritage work. Recent projects include:

  • University of Exeter
  • Pinewood Studios expansion
  • Variety of heritage projects for the National Trust

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. 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 (minimum 30 hours per week), core hours, and a degree of location flexibility.

Salary dependent on experience.

About you:

You will hold a degree and / or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline. We are looking for someone recently chartered, or well advanced on the Pathway to Chartership and preparing for exams.

We will provide practical and financial support for the Pathway to Chartership, including membership and examination fees.

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 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.

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.

A driving licence would be beneficial, but not essential.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter with samples of work quoting reference 2019-36 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior / Principal / Associate Landscape Architect, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Reference 2019-31

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Landscape Architect to join our friendly, award-winning team of landscape and urban designers in our Scottish offices. We are happy for the position to be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, or both.

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 residential masterplanning, public realm, university campuses, and healthcare projects. You will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of sought-after projects with prestigious clients, working with Directors with strong reputations in the industry and gaining exposure to different specialist fields.

An element of travelling to sites across Scotland will be required, but LUC respects the need of staff to balance their home and working lives. If you are interested in the role, we are happy to discuss this element with you.

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

Salary dependent on experience.

About you:

The position requires good all round skills in design, graphics, presentation, verbal and written communication, and a combination of design flair and technical competence. It is important that you have the ability to work collaboratively, articulate ideas and communicate effectively.

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 director support if this is necessary.

Applicants should demonstrate with examples their experience in working from inception to completion, preferably on a range of public and private developments across rural and urban areas.

Proficient use of AutoCAD and computer graphics and/or excellent hand-drawing is required as a minimum.

You will hold a degree and / or a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline. Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute is preferred but not essential. We will provide practical and financial support for the Pathway to Chartership, including membership and examination fees.

In this role you will expect to develop your career through actively contributing to LUC’s award-winning portfolio with diverse and challenging projects.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, with samples of work quoting Ref: 2019-31 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

EIA Project Manager, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Reference 2019-33

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! You can read more about why LUC won the award here, and we are proud that this achievement recognises both the scope of our work and our commitment to our people.

If you are passionate about the environment and working to ensure development is achieved sustainably, this is an opportunity to join a company which has long term sustainability at its heart.

We are looking for an experienced EIA project manager to work with our specialist internal teams of ecologists, planners and landscape architects, our network of external consultants, and our high-profile clients on an exciting range of projects across the UK. These projects include wind energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, mixed use development and other land development projects. Our reputation for delivering high quality outputs means we have a strong client base and diverse portfolio of EIA projects for you to get involved with. LUC also regularly undertakes independent EIA review work across the UK and you will have in the opportunity to use your EIA skills to manage the review of EIA Reports and ESs and production of the review reports.

Reporting to the Project Director, and as part of a dedicated EIA team, the role will include:

  • Managing EIA projects including liaising with project team members, clients and external organisations and representing LUC at meetings and consultation events.
  • Overseeing the production of EIA Reports and ESs, including writing and review of report chapters, figure and appendices.
  • Managing our EIA Report/ ES review work and reviewing draft review reports.
  • Contributing to EIA tendering and business development activities.

We are registrants of IEMA’s EIA Quality Mark Scheme, demonstrating our commitment to delivering high quality EIA Reports/ ESs, and to continually developing good practice.

Salary from £30k to £50k depending on experience.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, for example, part time working (minimum 3 days / 22.5 hours per week), partial homeworking, and/ or flexible start/ finish times.

You will be encouraged to pursue ongoing development and acquire new skills to reach your career goals, and if you haven’t yet achieved professional recognition/ qualification in your field, e.g. CEnv we will provide you with the support to achieve it.

About you:

You will be an experienced EIA project manager with previous consultancy or ‘client-side’ experience. Ideally, your experience will span several market sectors, particularly the energy sector and you will have experience in managing the EIA process for large and complex projects.

You will have a good degree in a relevant discipline, i.e. planning, geography, or an environmental science field and preferably will have completed a post-graduate qualification in, or covering, EIA.

In addition to EIA project management experience, you will ideally also have wider development planning experience and the confidence to engage with the design process for complex projects.

Membership at an appropriate level of IEMA and/ or MRTPI is desirable but not essential as the candidate can work towards membership with LUC.

Candidates must have good organisational skills, with the ability to manage tasks and time, using initiative. Also important for this role are excellent communication and report writing skills.

The ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients is essential. We are known for being professional but personable in our work. Central to our culture is a friendly, equitable and supportive working environment.

We would particularly encourage applications from future colleagues who are passionate about what they do and who would like to work in an environment that will support, encourage and celebrate personal success.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting Ref: 2019-33, to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 25th October 2019

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

EIA Project Manager, Bristol

Reference 2019-32

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! You can read more about why LUC won the award here, and we are proud that this achievement recognises both the scope of our work and our commitment to our people.

If you are passionate about the environment and working to ensure development is achieved sustainably, this is an opportunity to join a company which has long term sustainability at its heart.

We are looking for an experienced EIA project manager to work with our specialist internal teams of ecologists, planners and landscape architects, our network of external consultants, and our high-profile clients on an exciting range of projects across the UK. These projects include wind energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, mixed use development and other land development projects. Our reputation for delivering high quality outputs means we have a strong client base and diverse portfolio of EIA projects for you to get involved with. LUC also regularly undertakes independent EIA review work across the UK and you will have in the opportunity to use your EIA skills to manage the review of EIA Reports and ESs and production of the review reports.

Reporting to the Project Director, and as part of a dedicated EIA team, the role will include:

  • Managing EIA projects including liaising with project team members, clients and external organisations and representing LUC at meetings and consultation events.
  • Overseeing the production of EIA Reports and ESs, including writing and review of report chapters, figure and appendices.
  • Managing our EIA Report/ ES review work and reviewing draft review reports.
  • Contributing to EIA tendering and business development activities.

We are registrants of IEMA’s EIA Quality Mark Scheme, demonstrating our commitment to delivering high quality EIA Reports/ ESs, and to continually developing good practice.

Salary from £30k to £50k depending on experience.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, for example, part time working (minimum 3 days / 22.5 hours per week), partial homeworking, and/ or flexible start/ finish times.

You will be encouraged to pursue ongoing development and acquire new skills to reach your career goals, and if you haven’t yet achieved professional recognition/ qualification in your field, e.g. CEnv we will provide you with the support to achieve it.

About you:

You will be an experienced EIA project manager with previous consultancy or ‘client-side’ experience. Ideally, your experience will span several market sectors, particularly the energy sector and you will have experience in managing the EIA process for large and complex projects.

You will have a good degree in a relevant discipline, i.e. planning, geography, or an environmental science field and preferably will have completed a post-graduate qualification in, or covering, EIA.

In addition to EIA project management experience, you will ideally also have wider development planning experience and the confidence to engage with the design process for complex projects.

Membership at an appropriate level of IEMA and/ or MRTPI is desirable but not essential as the candidate can work towards membership with LUC.

Candidates must have good organisational skills, with the ability to manage tasks and time, using initiative. Also important for this role are excellent communication and report writing skills.

The ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients is essential. We are known for being professional but personable in our work. Central to our culture is a friendly, equitable and supportive working environment.

We would particularly encourage applications from future colleagues who are passionate about what they do and who would like to work in an environment that will support, encourage and celebrate personal success.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting Ref: 2019-32, to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 25th October 2019

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Green Infrastructure / Landscape Consultant

Reference 2019-26

About the role:

We are looking for a talented individual to fill a role as a green infrastructure / landscape consultant in our Landscape Planning and Management team.  You would be working on a broad range of projects across the spectrum of landscape management, including the development of strategies for landscapes of national and international importance.

The position will be based preferably in our London office, although applicants for other offices will also be considered.  The post will help to grow and deliver projects including:

  • Green infrastructure strategies;
  • Open space audits and analysis;
  • Ecosystem services and natural capital accounting relating to green infrastructure;
  • Landscape and conservation management planning; and
  • Landscape contract administration.

You will be involved in all stages of projects from tendering through to completion, providing support to senior staff.  The work will include carrying out site assessments, report writing and graphics.  This is a developmental role and therefore it is expected that, with experience, the candidate will build on their skills and work towards carrying out the full range of responsibilities.

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

Salary will be dependent on experience.

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

About you:

We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic person who is keen to learn and assist with a range of projects.  Relevant experience would be beneficial however, we would consider candidates who are able to demonstrate an interest in, and aptitude for, the work described here.

You will be educated to at least degree level with a qualification in landscape, conservation or countryside management, geography or other relevant environmental qualification.

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

We would support your working towards becoming a member of a relevant professional organisation.

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: 2019-26 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 4th October 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Associate / Principal Farming Conservation Consultant

Reference 2019-25

About the role:

We are looking for an accomplished consultant to join our team working on a broad range of rural environment projects. The position is within our Landscape Planning and Management team and based preferably in our Bristol office, although applicants for our other offices will also be considered.

Our work encompasses the analysis, conservation and enhancement of rural landscapes, providing advice and monitoring of agri-environment schemes along with developing robust strategies to guide stewardship.

Variety of work will be the norm, with the expectation that the successful candidate will help lead projects with minimal supervision, and oversee the work of junior colleagues in the team.  Projects could include:

  • Defra/ Natural England research projects
  • Whole Estate Plans
  • Environmental land management advice and monitoring
  • Ecosystem and natural capital accounts applicable to agriculture
  • Land use planning and management strategies.

You will take responsibility for the production of final documents and you will work with others in producing those.  You will be able to provide advice on agriculture, land management and ecology. You will also have the ability and experience to work with the team to expand our work in rural and agricultural landscape management, monitoring, research and ecosystem services.

You may also have a sound understanding of environmental legislation, policy and practice across the UK, and the interface with the planning system.

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

The salary for this role is expected to be in the range £32 – 50k FTE (plus London allowance where applicable).

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

About you:

You will be educated to degree level in agriculture, land management or a related subject; post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential.

It will be essential for you to have sufficient post-qualification professional work experience to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake this role at the level described.  Please provide detail on the depth and variety of the work you have carried out in your covering letter.

You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to understand the interactions of LUC’s key areas of business and maximise opportunities for collaboration outside LUC.  You will understand trends in our markets and across sectors.  You will be actively involved with external bodies, forums and events, and seek opportunities to demonstrate ‘thought leadership’ through public events / papers.

You will have the ability to employ innovative approaches to using technical, industry or client-specific knowledge, with excellent report writing skills for a range of audiences setting and maintaining high standards within the team.  You will also have a strong track record of successful tender writing.

Your skills will include project and team management, helping to guide and develop the careers of your direct reports.  You will be able to work as part of multi-disciplinary internal and external teams.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2019-25 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th October 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner, London

Reference 2019-21

About the role:

We are looking for Consultant and Senior Consultant Landscape Architects / Landscape Planners to join a team at the forefront of landscape planning in the UK.  You will contribute to a variety of projects alongside experts in a range of fields including:

  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and associated mitigation/ design: our recent projects include LVIAs for railway projects, university campuses, gold mines and wind farms.
  • Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and sensitivity/ capacity studies: our recent commissions include assessments for East Cheshire, Dartmoor, Sevenoaks and Bracknell Forest.
  • Assessment and management of protected landscapes: our recent projects include looking at the extension to the Lake District National Park and AONB monitoring.
  • Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change: our recent projects include green infrastructure strategies across London.
  • Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment (TVIA) and view management strategies: our recent projects include assessing the Oxford view cones and a view management strategy for Guildford.
  • Landscape design, mitigation and masterplanning: our recent projects include Aylesbury Vale Design Guides SPD and Trent-Sow, Cannock Chase AONB Design Principles and Masterplan

You will be part of a friendly, hard-working, 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 the LUC London office (in Waterloo) and you will have extensive opportunities to undertake landscape fieldwork across the UK.

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

About you:

We are seeking Landscape Architects/ Landscape Planners with demonstrable relevant experience.  Candidates may be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI) or working towards Chartership.  For those not yet Chartered, the role will enable you to gain the breadth and variety of experience required to complete the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership (P2C).

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 AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign etc.), SketchUp would be advantageous but is not essential.

A driving licence and willingness to undertake fieldwork is essential.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2019-21 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior / Principal Planner, Manchester

Reference 2019-02

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! After launching our Manchester practice in June 2017 we have doubled in size and are looking to add further to our talented and increasingly multi-disciplinary team.  We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Planning team.

Our development planning experience includes housing and mixed-use development, minerals and waste planning, renewable energy, infrastructure, primary, secondary and tertiary education, health, agriculture and forestry development, and sport and recreation.

With our complementary landscape, heritage, ecology and EIA services, we help clients to maximise the potential of their development, while respecting key assets.

We are seeking to appoint at either Senior or Principal level depending on the candidate. The role includes contributing to a range of development management projects for both public and private sector clients. The role will also involve supporting colleagues on planning policy and evidence base commissions. Experience of both would be ideal.

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.

Prime responsibilities will be:

  • To provide advice on town and country planning
  • To achieve chargeable work targets and ensure product delivery.
  • To be involved in the tendering for new business and preparation of submissions.
  • To increase and apply professional knowledge, including mentoring more junior staff.

The role will include preparation of submissions, assistance in the preparation of promotional material, and attendance of tender interviews, where contribution to presentations and discussions is expected.

For projects of medium/large size and complexity, the role will involve project management. This will include taking responsibility for running projects to agreed budgets, monitoring progress against both programme and budget on a regular and timely basis, addressing any issues quickly and appropriately, and liaising regularly with both the Project Director and the client.

Full compliance with the Project Management System is expected, as well as quality standards ensuring that all work is undertaken to a sufficient standard of quality, on time, and on budget.

In this role, candidates are expected to be responsible for providing strategic inputs on project work and detailed input where necessary, delegating as appropriate to Consultants and overseeing their progress. Candidates will also be expected to be responsible for organising their personal work programme and ensuring that the Line Manager and relevant colleagues are aware of workload.

We are looking for candidates capable of leading / presenting at client meetings, liaising and negotiating with outside Authorities / Agencies, and strengthening links with clients and other work sectors within the company.

About you:

You should hold a relevant degree (e.g. planning, geography, environmental science / management / consultancy), graduate or post-graduate.  Working towards full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute would be desirable.  We can provide financial and professional support to help achieve membership.

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.

You should have proven experience of project managing and co-ordinating planning applications, including liaison with clients and sub-consultants.

Salary range £27,000 – £38,000 per annum FTE dependent on experience and grade of appointment.

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.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2019-02 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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