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.

Landscape Planner, Glasgow

Reference 2019-08

About the role:

We are looking for a graduate or assistant Landscape Architect to join the team at the forefront of landscape and seascape planning in the UK.  You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in a range of fields including:

  • Landscape character assessment
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)
  • Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (SLVIA)
  • 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, 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.

This post will be based in LUC Glasgow’s west end office, but 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.  If you are interested in this role, but would like to be based in one of our other locations, we would be happy to discuss options with you.

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

  • Landscape and visual impact assessments of 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 infrastructure projects across Scotland
  • 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
  • High profile infrastructure projects such as assessment and design for sections of HS2
  • Niche international assignments

Whatever your stage of progress towards professional qualification, we will support and sponsor your Pathway to Chartership with the Landscape Institute.  This role will enable you to gain the breadth and variety of experience required, 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 – either recently graduated, or with some relevant work experience.

We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience in the preparation of LVIAs, but we are also keen to meet with graduates who have developed skills in other areas but have an understanding of the context and principles of LVIA.

We would prefer your qualifications to include a relevant Bachelors or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  However, as well as candidates with accredited landscape qualifications, we also welcome applications from candidates with planning, geography or similar related qualifications if you can demonstrate experience or understanding of the work and a passion for the subject.

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 2019-08 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications: 27 March 2019

Senior / Principal Landscape Architect, London

Reference 2019-07

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 will be 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.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, with samples of work quoting Ref: 2019-07 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications: 15 March 2019

Senior / Principal Ecologist, Glasgow

Reference 2019-06

About the role:

LUC is an award-winning environmental planning and design consultancy.  From offices across the UK, our team of 140+ enthusiastic consultants delivers projects that allow us to contribute to truly sustainable development while tackling some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our communities.  We work hard for our clients and take pride from the innovative and creative approaches we adopt.

Owned entirely by its employees, LUC has the resources to invest in and develop our teams.  As an SME, every member of our team plays an important role in the direction and development of our company.  We aim to be the best in the industry at what we do and we provide the time and resources for our consultants to learn, develop and share experiences.

LUC’s Ecology team comprises 15 skilled, experienced and passionate Ecologists.  We work both as a national resource and as local teams to deliver exciting, challenging and rewarding projects for our clients.  Our team is united by a passion for ecology, an ambition to achieve sustainable development and an enjoyment of working together.

The successful candidate will work with our senior management team to develop the business in Glasgow, and will contribute to the technical and professional development of less experienced members of the team. As a Senior or Principal Ecologist you will also be expected to prepare tender submissions and manage and deliver new ecology projects in Scotland.

This role will be of particular interest to candidates currently working for small businesses that may not have the resources to support your ambition, or large consultancies where your voice doesn’t seem to be heard.

The salary for this role will be in the range of £25k to £35k plus benefits package, including flexible work options, 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, with a minimum of associate membership of CIEEM.

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 SNH 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.  You may have experience of winning new work and business development.

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, 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.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting Ref: 2019–06 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 12 April 2019 but early applications are encouraged.

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

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Team Coordinator, London

Reference 2019-05

About the role:

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills to work with the technical teams who create amazing places and protect our environment. As the starting point of our involvement in the projects that shape the world around us you will have the opportunity to play your part in our delivery of award-winning planning and design.

This role is intended to provide comprehensive general support to technical teams in the London and Bristol offices, with co-operation and cross-working with support teams across all the offices, ensuring a consistent and high quality level of service is provided at all times, ensuring work is progressing in a timely manner and all deadlines are met.

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

A key responsibility is to fulfil the role of Project Administrator in the context of LUC’s project / document management and quality management systems.

We are advertising this as a full time role, but we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. The role requires a minimum of 30 hours per week and these would need to be based in the office, but we are happy to discuss how start / finish times are arranged.

The salary range for this role is £25,000 – £30,000 per annum (Full Time).

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a real team player who makes it their mission to ensure the technical teams’ day-to-day workload is made more manageable.

The role needs someone with lots of initiative, and someone who is highly organised. Being able to influence and persuade strong personalities or opinions will be useful. Having an eye for presentation and graphics would be highly beneficial.

Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook are essential. The Team Coordinator acts as an ‘expert user’ for company templates and the document management system (training will be provided), so you must be able to provide guidance to others in the use of Word in particular.

Experience of using Adobe, InDesign, Powerpoint, MS Project and document management systems would be desirable.

It would be preferred if you have prior experience of supporting large and diverse teams, assembling the content of documents – letters, reports, tenders and questionnaire responses – as well as typing and formatting to a high standard. However, we will also consider applications from individuals who can acquire the necessary skills quickly.

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

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

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

An interest in the environment and / or prior experience of working in our sector or a related field would be an advantage.

We do not require a specific level or type of academic qualification but candidates must have relevant experience, be numerate and have a good standard of written and spoken English. You must also be able to demonstrate intelligence and organisation in your approach to work.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2019-05 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

The closing date for this role is 25 February 2019.

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Principal Development Planner, Edinburgh or Glasgow

Reference 2019-04

About the role:

LUC’s presence in Edinburgh and Glasgow continues to grow and we 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 in Scotland.

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

The role includes engaging with a range of development projects for both public and private sector clients, including:

  • Advising clients on the feasibility of projects.
  • Pre-application advice.
  • Preparing and submitting planning applications.
  • Responding to development proposals and plans.
  • Working alongside our EIA team to provide advice on the planning implications of EIA developments and reviewing EIA-Reports.

The role will also contribute to a range of policy and research 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 project management and delivery, and assisting with the generation of new business.

We are looking for someone with the following experience:

  • detailed understanding of development planning, ideally in both the public and private sectors;
  • preparation of planning application reports / pre-application discussions and some experience dealing with local authority planning departments;
  • providing robust planning advice within a multi-disciplinary team.

Salary: to be discussed, dependent on experience and location.

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 planning degree graduate or post-graduate, and hold full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

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.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2019-04 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Team Coordinator, Glasgow

Reference 2019-03

About the role:

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills to work with the technical teams who create amazing places and protect our environment. As the starting point of our involvement in the projects that shape the world around us you will have the opportunity to play your part in our delivery of award-winning planning and design.

This role is intended to provide comprehensive general support to technical teams in the Glasgow office, with co-operation and cross-working with support teams across all the offices, ensuring a consistent and high quality level of service is provided at all times, ensuring work is progressing in a timely manner and all deadlines are met.

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

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

We are advertising this as a full time role, but we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. The role requires a minimum of 30 hours per week and these would need to be based in the office, but we are happy to discuss how start / finish times are arranged.

The salary for this role is £20,000 per annum (Full Time).

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a real team player who makes it their mission to ensure the technical teams’ day-to-day workload is made more manageable.

The role needs someone with lots of initiative, and someone who is highly organised. Being able to influence and persuade strong personalities or opinions will be useful. Having an eye for presentation and graphics would be highly beneficial.

Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook are essential. The Team Coordinator acts as an ‘expert user’ for company templates and the document management system (training will be provided), so you must be able to provide guidance to others in the use of Word in particular.

Experience of using Adobe, Powerpoint and document management systems would be desirable. Knowledge of InDesign and MS Project would be beneficial.

It would be preferred if you have prior experience of supporting large and diverse teams, assembling the content of documents – letters, reports, tenders and questionnaire responses – as well as typing and formatting to a high standard. However, we will also consider applications from individuals who can acquire the necessary skills quickly.

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

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

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

An interest in the environment and / or prior experience of working in our sector or a related field would be an advantage.

We do not require a specific level or type of academic qualification but candidates must have relevant experience, be numerate and have a good standard of written and spoken English. You must also be able to demonstrate intelligence and organisation in your approach to

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting reference 2019-03 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk

LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

Senior Planner, Manchester

Reference 2019-02

About the role:

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.

The role includes contributing to a range of development management projects for both public and private sector clients, including:

  • Advising clients on the feasibility of projects.
  • Pre-application advice.
  • Preparing and submitting planning applications.
  • Responding to development proposals and plans.
  • Environmental Impact Assessments of development projects, and reviewing Environmental Statements.

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.

We are looking for someone with specific development management experience, in an ideal world both in the public and private sectors, and specifically in the preparation of planning application reports / pre-applications etc. and some experience with dealing with local authority planning departments.

Salary range: £25,000 – 30,000 per annum FTE, depending 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:

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.

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 / 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:

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.

Associate Ecologist, Bristol

Reference 2018-36

About the role:

LUC is an award-winning environmental planning and design consultancy. From offices across the UK, our team of 130+ enthusiastic consultants delivers projects that allow us to contribute to truly sustainable development while tackling some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our communities. We work hard for our clients and take pride from the innovative and creative approaches we adopt.

Owned entirely by its employees, LUC has the resources to invest in and develop our teams. As an SME, every member of our team plays an important role in the direction and development of our company. We aim to be the best in the industry at what we do and we provide the time and resources for our consultants to learn, develop and share experiences.

LUC’s Ecology team comprises 15 skilled, experienced and passionate Ecologists. We work both as a national resource and as local teams to deliver exciting, challenging and rewarding projects for our clients. Our team is united by a passion for ecology, an ambition to achieve sustainable development and an enjoyment of working together.

Our Ecology team has ambitious plans for growth and we are seeking to appoint an Associate Ecologist to our and Bristol office. As a member of the Ecology senior team, our new Associate Ecologist will be involved in all aspects of our work.

The successful candidate will work with our Director of Ecology and other senior managers to develop new business in all parts of the UK, while managing and delivering an existing portfolio of exciting and challenging projects. The successful candidate will hold line management and mentoring responsibilities for less experienced colleagues.

This role will be of particular interest to candidates currently working for small businesses that may not have the resources to support your ambition, or large consultancies where your voice doesn’t seem to be heard.

The salary for this role will be in the range of £35k to £45k (depending on experience and location) plus benefits package, including flexible working options, 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 UK.

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.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter quoting Ref: 2018-36 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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