Senior / Principal Landscape Architect, Edinburgh

Reference 2020-06

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Landscape Architect to join our friendly, award-winning team of landscape and urban designers. The role will be based in our Edinburgh office, but it’s likely to involve working on projects being delivered by both our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

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 range: £27,000 – £37,000 dependent on skills and 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: 2020-06 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Consultant Ecologist, London

Reference 2020-05

About the role:

LUC’s ecology team is passionate about creating opportunities for wildlife and people to thrive together.

With established teams in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow, we support a huge range of projects, at local and national levels. We’re enthusiastic about finding new ways to apply emerging ecological principals and methods to the most challenging of policy and development projects, and we have fun working together along the way.

We’re seeking to appoint a Consultant Ecologist to support our busy central London team. Reporting to a Senior Ecologist in London, the role will include:

  • Supporting business development activities.
  • Contributing to bids and tenders.
  • Delivering project-specific tasks, in compliance with LUC’s project management system. Tasks will include extensive fieldwork, desk studies and report-writing.
  • The role will involve extensive travel around the South East and include regular overnight stays.

Salary £24,000 (inclusive of London Allowance).

LUC supports flexible working and is open to a wide range of working patterns. We’d be very happy to discuss these with you.

About you:

You will have existing experience in ecological consultancy, particularly in relation to field surveys. You will have conducted Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and protected species surveys, including those for bats and great crested newts. You may survey licences for some species.

You will have experience in preparing desk studies and written project reports.

You will have a relevant degree and professional qualification equivalent to Qualifying Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

You will have effective communication skills and have experience in liaising with inter-disciplinary colleagues

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2020-05 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for this role is 28th January 2020.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Principal / Associate Ecologist, London

Reference 2020-04

About the role:

LUC’s ecology team is passionate about creating opportunities for wildlife and people to thrive together.

With established teams in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow, we support a huge range of projects, at local and national levels. We’re enthusiastic about finding new ways to apply emerging ecological principals and methods to the most challenging of policy and development projects, and we have fun working together along the way.

Following several years of sustained growth, we’re seeking to further develop our team through the appointment of a Principal or Associate Ecologist to our busy central London team. Reporting to our London-based Associate Director of Ecology, the role will include:

  • Identifying new project opportunities and promoting LUC’s services.
  • Contributing to bids and tenders.
  • Managing projects in line with LUC’s established procedures and protocols. Projects will range from smaller scale local projects to larger national projects depending on experience and skills.
  • Delivering projects, including both field and office elements.
  • Managing and mentoring less experienced colleagues and contributing to team-wide training and development initiatives.
  • Occasional travel, including overnight stays, between offices and project sites.

Salary from £35k – £45k (inclusive of London Allowance) depending on experience.

LUC supports flexible working and is open to a wide range of working patterns. We’d be very happy to discuss these with you.

About you:

You will be an experienced and enthusiastic ecologist with experience in all aspects of consultancy, including business development, bid preparation and project management. Your experience will span a range of sectors and technical ecological disciplines.

You will have a relevant degree and professional qualification equivalent to Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

You will have effective communication skills and have experience in liaising with inter-disciplinary colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

You will have experience in people management and mentoring less experienced colleagues.

Central to LUC’s culture is a friendly, equitable and supporting working environment. You will have extensive experience of working in teams and establishing strong working relationships with colleagues and clients.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2020-04 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for this role is 28th January 2020.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Principal / Associate Ecologist, Edinburgh

Reference 2020-03

About the role:

LUC’s ecology team is passionate about creating opportunities for wildlife and people to thrive together.

With established teams in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow, we support a huge range of projects, at local and national levels. We’re enthusiastic about finding new ways to apply emerging ecological principals and methods to the most challenging of policy and development projects, and we have fun working together along the way.

Following several years of sustained growth, we’re seeking to further develop our team through the appointment of a Principal or Associate Ecologist to our established Edinburgh office. Reporting to our Glasgow-based Director of Ecology, the role will include:

  • Identifying new project opportunities and promoting LUC’s services to Edinburgh-based clients
  • Contributing to bids and tenders.
  • Managing projects in line with LUC’s established procedures and protocols. Projects will range from smaller scale local projects to larger national projects depending on experience and skills.
  • Delivering projects, including both field and office elements.
  • Managing and mentoring less experienced colleagues and contributing to team-wide training and development initiatives.
  • Regular travel to Glasgow to work with our established ecology team. Our team will also regularly work the successful candidate from our Edinburgh office.

Salary from £35k – £40K depending on experience.

LUC supports flexible working and is open to a wide range of working patterns. We’d be very happy to discuss these with you.

About you:

You will be an experienced and enthusiastic ecologist with experience in all aspects of consultancy, including business development, bid preparation and project management. Your experience will span a range of sectors and technical ecological disciplines.

You will have a relevant degree and professional qualification equivalent to Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

You will have effective communication skills and have experience in liaising with inter-disciplinary colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

You will have experience in people management and mentoring less experienced colleagues.

Central to LUC’s culture is a friendly, equitable and supporting working environment. You will have extensive experience of working in teams and establishing strong working relationships with colleagues and clients.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2020-03 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for this role is 28th January 2020.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Team Coordinator, London

Reference 2020-02

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 fulfil 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 £24,000 – £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 2020-02 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for this role is Monday 20th January 2020.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

EIA Assistant Project Manager, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Reference 2020-01

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 someone who wants to develop a career in EIA Project Management, joining an established team in Glasgow and Edinburgh who have built a strong reputation for handling complex and market leading EIAs.

Working as part of the Company-wide team, you will be equipped with all the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to progress your career as an EIA Project Manager and will have the opportunity to work on a range of EIA projects including wind energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, housing and mixed-use development and other land development projects. LUC also regularly undertakes independent EIA review work and you will have a key role to play in delivering this. In addition, there will be opportunity to work with the wider planning team on projects including Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal for a diverse range of policies, plans and programmes.

The role will include:

  • Undertaking day-to-day EIA project management tasks, including liaising with other project team members, attending meetings and recording/ tracking key project actions whilst working with experienced EIA project managers who will provide ongoing support and guidance.
  • Drafting text for EIA Reports/ Environmental Statements (ESs).
  • Co-ordinating our EIA Report/ ES review work and providing input to review reports.

Our ambitious growth plans provide opportunities for all our staff to grow and develop.

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: competitive.

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 between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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. membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), we will provide you with the support to achieve it.

About you:

You will ideally have knowledge and experience of EIA project management, and will have worked previously in a consultancy, with both public and private sector clients.

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, Environmental Impact Assessment.

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, and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

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 reference: 2020-01 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at HR@landuse.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 4th February 2020.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Consultant Planners

Reference 2019-38

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! We are seeking postgraduates to join our planning teams in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Summer/ Autumn 2020.

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:

  • Sustainability Appraisals / Strategic Environmental Assessments and Habitats Regulations Assessments of local plans.
  • Policy research, evaluation and plan preparation including green infrastructure, renewable energy, minerals and waste.
  • Advising clients on planning strategy.
  • Writing Planning and Design and Access Statements.
  • Preparing and submitting planning applications.
  • Environmental Impact Assessments of development projects.

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 assisting with generation of new business and project support and administration.

This is a developmental role and therefore it is expected that the successful candidate will build upon their skills and work towards carrying out the full range of responsibilities over time.

Salary: £20,000 FTE for Bristol, Manchester and Scotland, £24,000 FTE for London.

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 should be studying towards or hold a relevant postgraduate degree (e.g. planning, geography, environmental science / management / consultancy). 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 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.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference 2019-38 and specifying your preferred location(s) to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 17th January 2020.

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

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

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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