Consultant Environmental Planner, London and Bristol

Reference 2019-19

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year!  We are seeking a Graduate to join our environmental planning team as a Consultant Environmental Planner.  Based in either our London or Bristol 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:

  • 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 pa FTE for Bristol and £23,000 pa 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 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 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 2019-19 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at:  HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications:  07 June 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Planning Intern, Bristol

Reference 2019-18

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year!  We are seeking an intern to join our Planning team in Bristol.  Ideally, we’re looking for someone to join us for 2-3 months from June – August.

The purpose of this position is a combination of provision of junior technical (and occasionally administrative) support for the Planning team, with an opportunity to gain experience of this area of work and acquire technical skills and knowledge relevant to a consultancy environment.

The Planning Intern will learn about the projects undertaken at LUC, our clients and approach to work, while providing junior level input on a variety of aspects of technical work.  They will be welcomed as part of our friendly, award winning team, where the focus of their work will be Planning, but they will also have the opportunity to work alongside Landscape Architects / Managers and Ecologists.

Salary will be the UK Living Wage as a minimum.

About you:

You will be studying towards, or have achieved a relevant qualification such as Town and Country Planning, Spatial/Environmental Planning or Environmental Science/Consultancy and will be committed to pursuing a career in the field of Planning.

A good understanding of the plan-making and development management processes would be an advantage, as would some knowledge of Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal and/or Habitats Regulations Assessment.

Candidates must:

  • have an organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines
  • have the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients
  • be confident working within a team or on their own

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.  Proficient use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel is essential, and experience in using GIS would be an advantage.

We are keen to offer this opportunity to a candidate living and / or studying locally, and we particularly welcome applications from candidates from under-represented or minority groups.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2019-18 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at HR@landuse.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 04 June 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Team Coordinator, Bristol

Reference 2019-17

About the role:

We are looking for someone adaptable and well-organised to provide general administrative support to our friendly team of environmental planners, landscape architects and ecologists.  You will be based in our office in Colston Tower in the centre of Bristol.

You will be assisting the Office and Support Manager with the day to day smooth running of the office, as well as helping the technical teams in the production of documents, record keeping, travel booking and reception services.

The role would suit someone with prior experience of administrative or secretarial work, who is a good team-worker, proactive and willing to get involved with a wide variety of tasks as needed.  This is a full-time role.

Salary range £19,000 – £21,000 per annum FTE dependent on experience.

About you:

Competent use of MS Word, Excel and Outlook is essential.  If you have experience of using Adobe, PowerPoint or document management systems, that would be desirable, but if you do not have these skills you will receive training.

You must have prior experience in a role where you have used general administrative or secretarial skills, assembling the content of documents – e.g. letters, reports, tenders and questionnaire responses – as well as typing and formatting to a high standard.  These are essential requirements.

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

Experience on a reception desk would be helpful but not essential.

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

An interest in the environment or experience of working in our sector 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.  They must also be able to demonstrate intelligence and organisation in their approach to work.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2019-17 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at HR@landuse.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is 19 June 2018.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Historic Environment Consultant

Reference 2019-14

About the role:

Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! We are seeking an Historic Environment Consultant to join a friendly, award-winning multidisciplinary team of historic environment professionals, landscape architects / managers, urban designers, planners and ecologists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues across the practice, developing our historic environment research, policy and assessment portfolio, providing strong input to work across key services. Work would include:

  • Contributing to historic environment research, appraisal and assessment projects
  • Heritage management and conservation principles, policies and recommendations
  • Strategic planning: evidence base, site assessment and policy work
  • Development planning: impact assessment, heritage statements, heritage consents, and Expert Witness
  • Historic Characterisation, including HLC/HSC, and Historic Area Assessment
  • Supporting SA/SEA, providing ‘enhanced baseline’ preparation, expert input and consultee liaison
  • EIA: input to electricity transmission grid routeing and environmental assessment work, renewables, other infrastructure and housing/mixed-use development; peer review of Environmental Statements

Examples of recent projects include:

  • Advising clients on schemes ranging from major infrastructure to small-scale changes to designated assets
  • Training for the National Trust on the setting of heritage assets
  • Heritage Action Zone characterisation studies for Dewsbury, Weston-super-Mare and Ramsgate
  • Supporting a number of local authorities in preparing historic environment evidence for local plans, undertaking assessment of proposed allocation sites and acting as expert witness at EIP
  • Archaeological and heritage management contributions to Conservation Management Plans
  • Heritage impact assessment of ambitious environmental improvements on the Forth and Clyde Canal
  • Major research projects for Historic England as part of the National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the delivery of the projects. The individual will be actively supporting the strategy for the Planning business unit and LUC as a whole.

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.

Our historic environment team is currently concentrated in our London and Edinburgh offices, so the role could be based in either location.

About you:

You will be educated to degree level (2:1 and above), post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential. At least one qualification must be in an appropiate historic environment discipline. However, candidates with extensive, relevant historic environment experience, but more general qualifications, will be considered on their merits.

It will be essential for you to have a minimum of two years post-qualification professional work experience to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge.

You must have strong understanding of historic environment legislation, policy and practice across the UK, and the interface with the planning system.

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

You will be confident writing for a range of audiences, and you will be able to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams.

GIS capabilities (preferably ArcGIS) would be desirable, to a level that enables you to understand and manipulate source data.

Project management skills would be beneficial.

Finally, some level of membership or affiliation to the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) or the Institute for Historic Building Conversation (IHBC) would also be desirable.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2019-14 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.

Year Out Landscape Architects

Reference 2019-13

About the role:

LUC is looking for applicants to join our busy design teams in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Year Out role is a fixed term contract of up to 12 months, with a salary of £21,000 per annum, for a student who has partially completed a course of study in Landscape Architecture.

The purpose of this position is a combination of provision of junior technical (and occasionally administrative) support for the Landscape Design team, with an opportunity to gain experience of this area of work and acquire technical skills and knowledge relevant to a consultancy environment.

As a Year Out Landscape Architect you will learn about the projects undertaken at LUC, our clients and approach to work, while providing junior level input on a variety of aspects of technical work.  You will be welcomed as part of our friendly, award winning team and will have the opportunity to work alongside landscape architects / managers, urban designers, planners and ecologists.

About you:

You will be studying towards a qualification in the field of Landscape Architecture and committed to pursuing a career in this field.

The applicants should be creative designers able to produce innovative and original work.  Strong freehand and computer graphic skills would be preferred.  Proficient use of AutoCAD, Photoshop and InDesign is essential, and additional experience in SketchUp would be an advantage

Candidates must have an organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, with samples of freehand and AutoCAD work, (maximum of 10 pages in a multi-page single pdf of up to 10 Mb) quoting reference: 2019-13 and specifying your preferred location(s) to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17 May 2019.

Ecology Fieldworker, Glasgow

Reference 2019-16

About the role:

LUC’s ecology team is growing; in 2019 we will provide support to a diverse portfolio of energy, transport, housing, and tourism projects, in a range of locations.

We require an Ecology Fieldworker to work full-time between May and September 2019 to support our Glasgow-based team.  You will help with the design and delivery of a range of ecological surveys, including Phase 1 Habitat and protected species.

You will travel across the UK and nature of the role will require you to work anti-social hours and often work away from home.

This is an early career role and will offer an opportunity to experience the varied role of professional ecological consultancy.  You will work closely with established members of the team, learning about all aspects of the ecologist role while developing important skills in field survey and data management.

Salary: £17k pa.

About you:

You will be an enthusiastic graduate with a degree in a relevant environmental discipline.  While protected species experience is preferred, you will receive full training, so a willingness to learn and explore professional ecology is of greater value.

You will:

  • Have a relevant undergraduate degree;
  • Have an understanding of protected species and the legislation relating to them;
  • Have a full driver’s licence;
  • Be a self-starter, capable of working alone or with minimal supervision, including in the field;
  • Be willing to work anti-social hours, particularly in support of bat surveys; and
  • Be willing to work away from home at locations across the UK.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting ref 2019-16 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 30 April 2019.

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.

Landscape Architects – All levels, Glasgow and Edinburgh

Reference 2019-10

About the role:

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic Landscape Architects at all levels to join our award winning Landscape and Urban Designers based in our Scottish offices.

Our rapidly growing 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, parks projects and urban design work.  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 these roles, including part time working, flexible start/finish times and partial home working.

Salary range dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

About you:

We are looking for 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.

According to your levels of experience and qualifications, we will expect you to be comfortable and competent dealing with clients and have the appropriate confidence and experience to support or manage projects, knowing when to seek director support as necessary.

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 is required.  We expect all our Landscape Architects to achieve Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute and we will support you practically and financially in this endeavour if you don’t already hold the qualification.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, with samples of work, quoting Ref: 2019-10 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior / Associate Landscape Architect, Glasgow

Reference 2019-09

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: 2019-09 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Reference 2019-01

About the role:

We are looking for a senior Landscape Architect /Landscape Planner to join the team at the forefront of landscape and seascape planning in the UK. You will have the opportunity to work with experts in a range of fields including:

  • Landscape character assessment
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)
  • Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (SLVIA)
  • Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment (TVIA)
  • 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, 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 Glasgow or Edinburgh offices and 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 London, Bristol, Manchester and Lancaster.

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

  • Landscape and visual impact assessments and mitigation proposals for 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 grid infrastructure projects across the UK
  • 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, including energy infrastructure, residential, mineral extraction and large scale built development
  • High profile infrastructure projects such as assessment and design for sections of HS2
  • Niche international assignments

Candidates will ideally be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI) or working towards Chartership. The role will enable you to gain the breadth and variety of experience required to complete the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership (P2C), 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 with relevant work experience. We would prefer your qualifications to include a relevant Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, with 2-3 year’s experience of working in a similar role, in which you will have gained experience in undertaking LVIA.

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 2019-01 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

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.

Head of Urban Design and Masterplanning, London, Bristol, or Manchester

Reference 2018-39

About the role:

Join the 2019 RTPI Planning Consultancy of the year! LUC is looking to appoint a new Head of Urban Design and Masterplanning to develop and lead this area of work. This is an exciting new role, designed to take forward and refine LUC’s strategy to strengthen our urban design and masterplanning services. We anticipate appointing at Associate Director or Director level.

LUC has engaged in masterplanning for many years, both for the private sector and local authorities, including landscape masterplanning of school and university estates and larger scale masterplanning of urban extensions and new settlements.

In partnership with others, we recently led the preparation of a masterplan for new garden settlements at Penrith, Cumbria and supported others in the masterplanning of a new settlement at Dunsfold and major development in Rochester. We have identified further opportunities to undertake urban design and masterplanning work, particularly at a larger scale, as well as town centre regeneration projects.

Initially, the role will focus on work for the public sector, as we have a good range of local authority clients for whom we have undertaken sustainability appraisal and spatial options assessments, as well as landscape character, historic characterisation and Green Belt assessment work.

The role will include:

  • Developing and implementing a ‘mini business plan’ for urban design and masterplanning services in collaboration with LUC Board Directors for Landscape and Planning.
  • Leading tenders and pitches for new projects.
  • Delivery of client projects.
  • Focusing on urban design, masterplanning, including urban extensions, new settlements and town centre regeneration, and building a team around this work area.
  • Providing market intelligence and liaising with existing and new contacts to generate opportunities for assignments and partnerships.
  • Carrying out line management responsibilities as appropriate.

This role will offer a competitive salary (depending on experience and location) plus benefits package and flexible working options.

About you:

You will work alongside the LUC’s Director of Strategic Development and other Planning and Landscape Directors across the country, drawing on relevant expertise within the practice.

You will need to combine technical expertise (ideally with an urban design qualification) with a strong aptitude for developing business and providing leadership in a broad sense.

You should have knowledge of the market, a strong network of contacts, both with respect to potential clients in the private and public sector, and partners, and a proven track record of winning and delivering urban design and masterplanning work in the UK.

As part of the senior team, must be able to demonstrate sound leadership competencies and model positive behaviours.

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

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting Ref: 2018-39 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

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

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.

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