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Vacancies 2018-06-20T13:00:35+00:00

Senior / Associate Landscape Architect, London

Reference 2018-20

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic landscape architect to expand our award winning team of over 20 landscape designers, based in our London office.

Our diverse team has a friendly and informal working atmosphere, but we are passionate about the quality of our work, providing the best solutions for our clients and the environment, and making excellent ‘people places’.

We have an expanding portfolio of challenging and high profile projects including residential masterplanning, university campuses, parks projects and urban design work.  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.

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

Salary range: £35,000-£45,000 FTE dependent on experience.

About you:

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

You will be comfortable and competent dealing directly with clients and 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 development-led and residential projects.

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

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

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

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 work quoting Ref: 2018-20 Lorena Estevez-Vazquez at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications: 9 July 2018

Team Administrator, London

Reference 2018-18

About the role:

Reporting to the Office and Facilities Manager, 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.

This role is intended to provide comprehensive general administrative and secretarial support to technical teams in the London office, with co-operation and cross working with other offices, ensuring a consistent and high quality level of service is provided at all times and ensuring all deadlines are met.

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

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

The role holder will work in co-operation with the administrative teams in all offices, including providing secondary cover for Reception and also the other London Team Administrator’s when required.

The role needs someone with lots of initiative, and someone who is highly organised.

Salary range: £20,000 – £22,000 FTE

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

About you:

Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook are essential.  This role also acts an ‘expert user’ for company templates and document management system (training will be provided) and the post-holder must be able to provide guidance to others in the use of Word in particular.

Experience of using Adobe, PowerPoint, and document management systems would be desirable.

You must have prior experience in a general administrative/secretarial role in a team administrator capacity supporting large and diverse teams (ideally within this type of industry), assembling the content of documents – 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.  You will also have an exceptional eye for detail. 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.

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

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

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.  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: 2018-18 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at HR@landuse.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 4 July 2018 at noon.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Non Executive Director / Chair

Reference 2018-17

Purpose:

We are seeking to appoint a Non Executive Director / Chair to replace the current NED / Chair on completion of the current term of appointment.

As well as chairing the Board, the NED will bring an external, independent perspective to company matters and advise the Board accordingly.  This will include contributing to the formation of strategy and challenging the executive directors on their decision making.

The Board and shareholders expect the NED to guide the performance of management in line with the objectives and values of the company, help to determine appropriate remuneration for executive directors and senior management, and advise on governance arrangements and assist with succession planning, including chairing the Appointments Panel for Board level roles.

Drawing on experience, the NED will be asked to advise on risk management and internal control frameworks, and systems which support the integrity and quality of management information.

Internally, the NED will be required to Chair and participate in AGMs / strategy meetings with shareholders or all staff, and participate in the Spring and Autumn Gatherings of the shareholder group.  Therefore travel will be required; Board meetings are usually held at one of the LUC offices, but may also be in an off-site location e.g. on the same day as a wider company gatherings.

Externally, the role will include a degree of involvement in business development such as client visits and presentations at events or conferences.  The NED will be expected to provide access to useful contacts and networks to help develop new business in line with strategy, and to identify opportunities for LUC.

About you:

We are looking for someone preferably from a consultancy background, ideally in environmental-related services, with an understanding of the markets in which LUC operates.

You should have experience as a Director (Executive or Non Executive) of a similar-sized company which has undergone sustained growth, as well as of chairing business committees or Boards.

It is important to us that you understand and share our values and our environmental ethos.

Other skills and qualities which will assist in the performance of this role:

  • Gravitas to be respected internally and externally
  • Ability to engage constructively with senior management and to challenge on difficult issues in a non-confrontational way
  • Successful motivation of senior management
  • Clear and enthusiastic communication; verbal and written
  • Strategic thinking and business development orientation
  • Understanding of systems and risk management
  • Good understanding of management accounts and related management information
  • Knowledge of reward and motivation mechanisms
  • IT literacy

Full details are available here: NED Job Description 2018_06_06.

If your experience could be viewed as being suitable for this role please email a CV to Helen.Ash@landuse.co.uk quoting Ref 2018-17

Closing date:  15 July 2018

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

EIA Project Manager, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Reference 2018-08

About the role:

We are looking for someone with experience in EIA project management to join our established team in Glasgow or 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 responsible for managing EIA projects, which currently include, but are not limited to, wind energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, housing & 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.

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 (EIA-Rs).
  • Managing our EIA Report/ES review work and reviewing draft review reports.
  • Contributing to EIA tendering and business development activities.

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

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

About you:

You will be an experienced EIA project manager who has worked previously in a consultancy, with both public and private sector clients.  Ideally, your experience will span a number of market sectors in which LUC is engaged, with particular recent experience of infrastructure projects such as overhead electricity lines and renewable energy developments.

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: 2018-08, to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

GIS Intern, Bristol

Reference 2018-13

About the role:

We are seeking a GIS graduate for a 6 to 12 month paid internship in our Bristol office, although students who are part way through their courses will also be considered.  This is an entry level role which will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance your GIS skills in a consultancy environment.

In this role, you will provide GIS input into projects for all of LUC’s service areas, including planning, ecology and landscape planning and management projects.  Your work will be varied, and will include map production, digitising, geographic data analysis and reporting.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to a diverse range of projects including ecology mapping, Landscape and Seascape Character Assessment, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and Open Space and Green Infrastructure audits.  You will work as part of an innovative and fun team comprising GIS, graphic design and 3d visualisation experts.

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.

Salary: £18,000 pa FTE

About you:

If you have the following qualifications, skills and experience we would like to hear from you:

ESSENTIAL

  • GIS or related degree (partial or completed)
  • Practical experience in data processing and analysis using GIS and Excel
  • Experience of applying GIS analysis to landscape, planning and wider environmental issues
  • Experience of ESRI software products, particularly ArcGIS 10 and AGOL
  • A proactive, organised and effective approach to your work and an appetite for diverse projects
  • The ability to work efficiently and respond quickly to meet deadlines, whilst working on a number of projects simultaneously
  • A good knowledge of using UK environmental and Ordnance Survey datasets

DESIRED

  • Knowledge of other GIS or CAD software
  • Knowledge of graphics packages (Photoshop, InDesign, etc)
  • Knowledge of 3D visualisation packages
  • Experience / interest in reporting on your findings

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2018-13 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications:  1 June 2018

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Consultant Environmental Planner, London and Bristol

Reference 2018-15

About the role:

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: £19,000 pa FTE for Bristol and £22,000 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: 2018-15 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at:  HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications:  1 June 2018

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

Closing date for applications:  28 May 2018

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Year Out Landscape Architects

Reference 2018-14

About the role:

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

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.

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

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: 2018-14 and specifying your preferred location(s) to Lorena Estevez Vazquez at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1 June 2018. 

Consultant Landscape Planner, Glasgow / Edinburgh

Reference 2018-11

About the role:

We are seeking a Landscape Architect/Landscape Planner to work on a diverse portfolio of projects including:

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

Some current projects include:

  • Landscape and visual impact assessments of electricity grid infrastructure in National Parks, AONBs and National Scenic Areas
  • Assessment and design inputs to a major eco-tourism development in the Highlands
  • Routeing studies for electricity infrastructure projects across Scotland
  • Studies of landscape sensitivity to housing development, solar panels and wind turbines
  • LVIA as part of Environmental Impact Assessment for a range of development types
  • Assessment and design for sections of HS2

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

Our work includes all stages of project development, from tendering through to completion and implementation.  You will be expected to participate in all aspects of the work carried out, including assisting with generation of new business, through to project support and administration.

The post will be based in Glasgow and/or Edinburgh, with extensive opportunity to undertake landscape fieldwork across Scotland, the UK and further afield.  We are also keen to provide practical and financial support to candidates undertaking, or wishing to undertake, the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership.

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 Landscape Architect or Landscape Planner – either recently graduated, or with a limited amount of relevant work experience, including the preparation of LVIAs.

Candidates will typically have a relevant Bachelors or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  However, as well as candidates with accredited landscape qualifications, we will also consider candidates with planning, geography or similar related qualifications.  You should be CMLI or have an aspiration to work towards Chartered status.

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 will 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.

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

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

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2018-11 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 25 May 2018.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Landscape Architect, London

Reference 2018-09

About the role:

We are seeking a consultant Landscape Architect to join a friendly, award winning team of landscape architects / managers, urban designers, planners and ecologists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.

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 urban regeneration schemes, university / hospital campus projects, major parks projects, residential developments, and public open space projects / master planning projects.

Some examples of our work are:

  • Tumbling Bay in the QEII Olympic Park in Stratford, East London
  • The Eden Project in Cornwall
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Russell Square, Bloomsbury
  • Major infrastructure projects

Involved in all stages of project development from concept through to construction, the 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. Many of our projects are multidisciplinary, and you will have the opportunity to work with ecologists, landscape managers, planners, and more.

The post will be based in our recently refurbished London office, close to Euston and Kings Cross stations.

Salary range: £21,000-£28,000 FTE dependent on experience.

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:

This position requires a Landscape Architect with relevant experience in a consultancy team, and committed to pursuing a career in this field.

Applicants should be creative designers able to produce innovative and original work.  Strong freehand and computer graphic skills are essential.  Proficient use of AutoCAD, Photoshop and InDesign are basic requirements; competent use of SketchUp or Revit would be an advantage.

A degree and / or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is required.  Applicants should be on the Pathway to Chartership or have an ambition to work towards Chartership.

You should have an organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines and excellent oral and written communication skills. 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.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter with samples of freehand and AutoCAD work (maximum of 10 pages in a single pdf of up to 10 Mb) quoting reference: 2018-09 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior-Principal Landscape Planner, Bristol

Reference 2018-03

About the role:

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

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

Work would typically include:

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

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

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

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

About you:

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

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

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

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

You will hold a valid driving licence.

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

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Associate Ecologist, Bristol

Reference 2018-02

About the role:

LUC is a unique Planning, Design and Environmental Consultancy; owned and run by its employees we focus on high quality work, professional standards and employee well-being. With 120 consultants across a range of disciplines we take on some of the biggest sustainable development challenges facing the world today. We work hard and deliver interesting and challenging consultancy projects that delight our clients and make a real difference. As a consistently successful business we have the financial resources to invest and develop but because we are an SME your role can make a real difference.

The Ecology team at LUC is an experienced and supportive group of 13 consultants working on numerous development, energy, transport and strategic planning projects from Caithness to Kent. We aim to be the best in the industry at what we do and provide the time and resources for our consultants to learn, develop and share experiences. You can expect your ecology and consultancy skills to develop rapidly as well as passing on your knowledge and experience to junior staff and other team members. The team is actively engaged with developing and implementing the strategy for the ecology business and LUC as a whole.

In line with LUC’s wider Strategy, our Ecology team has ambitious plans for growth.  With ecologists established in London and Glasgow, we now intend to grow our team in Bristol, where LUC’s existing office supports a vibrant and growing team of environmental professionals.

This role is an opportunity for an experienced associate ecologist to bring their business development skills to the fore and support our existing teams in developing new opportunities for challenging and rewarding project work in the South West of England and Wales.

The role will involve the management and technical delivery of ecology projects; however a considerable part of the role will involve generating new business by creating, maintaining and developing relationships with existing and new clients.  The role will be supported by our existing team of ecologists, with strategic support from our Director of Ecology and other senior managers within the Bristol office.

The role offers an exciting challenge for an ambitious and experienced consultant with a developing opportunity for career advancement and management responsibility.  Perhaps your existing role in a smaller consultancy is no longer providing the challenge you’re looking for, or your voice isn’t being heard in a large global consultancy.  LUC is the perfect shape and size to support enthusiastic ecologists and recognise their career ambitions while working with a highly motivated (and fun!) team of experienced ecologists.

LUC offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous training budget and opportunities to work across the UK.

About you:

You will have a degree and /or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline, and full membership of CIEEM is essential.

Your skills will include Phase 1 Habitat Survey of a range of habitats, with verifiable knowledge of higher plants.  Demonstrable skills in at least one faunal taxonomic group (such as bats or other mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds) would be highly advantageous, as would a NE licence for one or more species.

Your experience to date should include at least one role with a consultancy and within a wide range of development sectors, for example transport and housing.

Your experience should include the full range of report production, including EcIA and BREEAM, as well as a demonstrable track record of attracting and winning new work in the South West of England.

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

The role requires competency in and familiarity with UK ecological issues more generally, including relevant planning policy and legislation.

You must have proven experience in project management, including survey design and survey team management, project financial management and the delivery of Ecological Impact Assessments, research reports and EPS licences.

The nature of this work means a full driving licence is required.  In addition, suitable candidates will be physically fit and feel comfortable working in remote environments.  Lone working and working out of usual working hours will also be required (in accordance with LUC’s H&S Policy).

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

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference 2018-02 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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Senior-Principal Landscape Planner, London or Bristol

Reference 2017-14

About the role:

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to work with our Landscape Planning team on a diverse portfolio of projects.  We require someone with sound experience in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and/or Landscape/Seascape Character Assessment; and excellent field work, report writing and verbal communication skills, combined with an appetite for diverse projects.

Our landscape planning and assessment team is a market leader in Landscape Character Assessment and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment. It has a particular interest in the development of methodologies and the application of characterisation to strategic and local planning, including the production of landscape management strategies, design guidance and boundary reviews for designated landscapes. We work in both urban and rural contexts.

Work would typically include:

  • Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and sensitivity/ capacity studies: our recent commissions include assessments for East Cheshire, Dartmoor, Sevenoaks and Bracknell Forest, as well as specific studies for seascape.
  • Assessment and management of protected landscapes: our recent projects include looking at the extension to the Lake District National Park and AONB monitoring.
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and associated mitigation/ design: our recent projects include LVIAs for residential development, railways, university campuses, mineral extraction and renewable energy.
  • Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change: our recent projects include green infrastructure strategies across London.

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 London or Bristol, but we will also consider applications for our Manchester and Lancaster offices.

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

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

About you:

You will be an experienced Landscape Architect or Landscape Planner, preferably with consolidated experience practicing in a consultancy team.  You will hold a degree and / or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (for example Landscape Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography).  Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute is not essential.

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

You will have knowledge and understanding of producing visual representations/ photomontages, and skills in using relevant software (e.g. sketchup, AutoCAD, 3D Studio, Photoshop) would be an advantage, but are 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.

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

You will hold a valid driving licence.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference 2017-14 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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43 Chalton Street,
London NW1 1JD.

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