EIA Project Manager, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol

Reference 2019-28

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.

We are looking for experienced EIA project managers to work with our specialist teams and clients on an exciting range of projects across the UK, including wind energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, mixed use development and other land development projects. LUC also regularly undertakes independent EIA review work across the UK and you will have a role in managing the review and production of the reports.

Reporting to the Project Director and as part of dedicated EIA teams, 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 Environmental Impact Assessment Reports/Statements.
  • 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.

Salary circa £35k FTE.

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

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 a number of market sectors, including the energy sector.

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.

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 the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Management (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, and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting Ref: 2019-28, to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 18th October 2019

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Project Accountant, Bristol

Reference 2019-27

About the role:

We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic Project Accountant.  You will be based in our office in Colston Tower in the centre of Bristol.

The Project Accountant will report to the Financial Controller and will be responsible for supporting the Financial Controller in project accounting services to LUC with particular focus on:

  • Supporting the project teams setting up/maintaining projects;
  • Ensuring projects have all necessary accounting information;
  • Critically reviewing monthly work in progress with project managers/directors;
  • Providing ad hoc training to staff on the project accounting system;
  • Regular involvement in managing the finances on our largest projects;
  • Review and critically assess project profitability; and
  • Producing both regular and ad hoc reports from the system.

The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Financial Controller in other matters as required e.g. preparation of monthly management accounts, working capital analysis and annual audit of statutory accounts.

Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 FTE plus study support, dependent on experience.

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

About you:

You should be a graduate or qualified AAT.  You should be used to handling and manipulating data using tools such as Excel, and have demonstrable experience of accounting systems such as SAGE.  Training on the project accounting software will be provided.

Prior experience in a professional services environment and experience of teaching others to use systems / follow processes would be beneficial.

You must be highly motivated and have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage tasks or projects within budget and to deadline, using your initiative.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role, with the ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to influence and build effective relationships at all levels.  You will be required to communicate financial information to fee earning staff in non-jargon ways, as well as to provide timely, sound, clear advice and recommendations to senior management.  Strong presentation skills will also be important.

The right person will be resilient, with a flexible and adaptable approach to work. You will also need to have sound decision making skills.

Good IT skills, in particular with spreadsheets, numerical and statistical ability, and a strong aptitude for analysis and presentation are essential.

You must be willing to actively promote best practice and encourage LUC employees to strive towards continual improvement.

An understanding of the areas of work undertaken by LUC would be an advantage.  If you don’t know anything about the work we do, we hope you will have an interest in matters relating to the environment and share our Values.

Inter-office travel on a frequent (monthly) basis is expected in this role.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2019-27 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 09 August 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Consultant Landscape Architect, Glasgow

Reference 2019-24

About the role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic Landscape Architect to join our friendly, award-winning team in our Glasgow office.

At LUC, you will work alongside landscape planners, managers, urban designers, planners and ecologists; committed to high quality professional outputs with a strong emphasis on delivering creative work.

We are a collaborative and creative team who provide the best solutions for our clients and the environment, making excellent ‘people places’.  We have a friendly and informal working atmosphere, but we are passionate about the quality of our work.

You will work on a diverse portfolio of projects.  Current projects include; university campus projects, major parks projects, residential developments, heritage schemes, public realm projects as well as strategic and masterplanning work.

Some examples of our work are:

  • Claypits Masterplan and Applecross Charette
  • Glasgow University Campus Regeneration
  • Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway
  • Inverness Public Realm
  • Hamilton Hill Residential Masterplan

The candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the work carried out; from concept design to delivery on site.  Many of our projects are multidisciplinary; you will have the opportunity to work with ecologists, landscape managers, planners and more.  Applicants will be given support in working towards the Pathway to Chartership and the range of disciplines at LUC will actively support this.

The post will be based in our west end office, situated at Kelvinbridge.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

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

About you:

This position could suit a graduate, recently graduated, or Assistant Landscape Architect with a degree and / or a post-graduate qualification.

Applicants should be enthusiastic professionals, able to think creatively and produce innovative and original work.  Proficient use of AutoCAD, Photoshop and InDesign are basic requirements; competent use of SketchUp, Revit or other 3D software would be an advantage but not essential.

You should have an organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines and excellent oral and written communication skills.  The candidate will be friendly, approachable and willing to learn.  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.

For further details about LUC please visit our website www.landuse.co.uk

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter with samples of graphic and AutoCAD work (maximum of 10 pages in a single pdf of up to 10 Mb) quoting reference: 2019-24 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 30 August 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Principal Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner, London

Reference 2019-22

About the role:

We are looking for a Principal Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner to join a team at the forefront of landscape planning in the UK.  You will manage and 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 and the UK.
  • 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.

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.  The post is expected to be based in the LUC London office (Waterloo), but there is some geographical flexibility in this.

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.

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 Landscape Architect or Landscape Planner with demonstrable relevant work experience.  Qualifications should include a degree and/ or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (for example Landscape Architecture, Landscape Management or Geography) and you should be a Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute (or equivalent).

You will have excellent report writing skills and be able to communicate ideas (including through photography, sketches, plans etc.) to produce visually engaging reports.

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.

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.

For further details about LUC please visit our website www.landuse.co.uk

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2019-22 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications 31st July 2019 (interviews in August 2019).

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.

Closing date for applications 31st July 2019 (interviews in August 2019).

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.

Senior Landscape Architect, Bristol

Reference 2019-12

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:

  • New campus for the University of Northampton
  • 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 range: £25k – £30k FTE dependent on experience and grade.

About you:

You will hold a degree and / or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.  We are looking for someone 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.

Many of our sites are located in remote locations so 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 2019-12 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Associate Director, Landscape Architecture, Bristol

Reference 2018-32

About the role:

We are looking to appoint a senior manager in the field of Landscape Architecture in our Bristol office, to further develop landscape services (with particular emphasis on LVIA and LCA) in the South West of England. The appointed candidate will be joining an established team delivering a wide range of projects from Seascape Assessment to Urban Design.

This is a senior role, acting as project manager / project director in the field of Landscape Architecture, focussing particularly on landscape planning assignments. We anticipate appointing at Associate Director level, but we are flexible in considering a Director level appointment or a less senior Associate role for an ambitious candidate with potential.

This will be a key role in developing new business and leading and growing the team. It will be important in the management of the Business Unit and the local office, as well as contributing to the strategic direction of the company as a whole.

This position includes the opportunity to acquire shares in the ownership of the business.

The role will include:

  • Reporting to the relevant Business Unit Board Director, providing input to the development and delivery of the BU business plan, and wider LUC Strategy.
  • Contributing to business development, marketing and resource management.
  • Working in partnership with colleagues to ensure a coordinated approach to business development, raising the local profile of all disciplines, sectors and services.
  • Delivery of client projects.
  • Providing local market intelligence and liaising with existing and new contacts to generate opportunities for assignments and partnerships.
  • Carrying out full line management responsibilities for the local team at various levels, from recruitment, through performance management and development.

Aside from the travel requirements of the technical role (site visits and client meetings), this role will also involve travel occasionally to the other offices and to off-site company events.

This role will offer a competitive salary, depending on experience, plus benefits package including flexible working options and a generous training budget.

About you:

You will need to combine technical expertise with a strong aptitude for developing business and providing leadership in a broad sense.

We are looking specifically for a Landscape Architect/Landscape Planner with sound experience of:

  • Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and its applications (e.g. landscape sensitivity / capacity, landscape monitoring).
  • Landscape Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and associated mitigation / design.
  • Assessment and management of protected landscapes.
  • Research and monitoring of agri-environmental schemes.
  • Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change.
  • Public Inquiry Expert Witness services.

Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute is desirable but not essential.

You must have knowledge of the local market and a proven track record of winning and delivering work in the region.

Besides robust fieldwork, excellent report and tender writing skills are essential, as well as the ability to produce visually engaging reports.

You must have the ability to carry out analysis and planning activities as well as building relationships and actively marketing the expertise of the office, BU and the company as a whole.

As a senior manager and a local leader you must be able to demonstrate sound leadership competencies and model positive behaviours.

The nature of this work means a full driving licence is required.

Applications for this role should be directed to George Woodward at George.Woodward@Novoexec.com

No agency CVs please.

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

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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