AECOM Principal Landscape Architect in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Midlothian, Edinburgh
AECOM is seeking a proactive and enthusiastic Principal Landscape Architect to grow our highly experienced and successful team in Scotland.
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams on projects of all scales within a friendly and supportive team. The work is highly varied, and you will be able to gain valuable experience across all aspects of the landscape profession and the development process, to support your career development.
As a member of one of the UK’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you will be involved in a range of large-scale projects, including strategic planning, major infrastructure, urban regeneration, campus design, historic landscapes and environmental enhancement schemes.
We are looking for a team player who wishes to assist in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and challenging. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.
The role is based in our Edinburgh Tanfield office but will support the wider team, principally across Scotland, but also nationally and so some travelling between offices will be expected. AECOM’s Freedom to Grow programme allows you to take control of your working life and work the hours that suit you. AECOM offers a flexible package of benefits and we would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part time or full time role.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise in order to be able to carry out the following job/project accountabilities:
Produce or oversee the production of drawings and other technical documentation using appropriate software, with the necessary level of detail as required at various stages of development: strategies, conceptual design, detailed design and production information.
Compile tender submissions and secure new work.
Be client facing and respond to client requirements
Develop and manage the work of others.
Clear communication, including the ability to write concise technical reports and to contribute to conference calls, meetings and workshops.
Establish strong working relationships with other members of the landscape team and internal teams across the business.
Have the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance to teach and develop junior staff, including as a P2C mentor
Working as a Project Manager, project management responsibilities, including contractual, financial and programme management.
Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.
Experience of detailed landscape design and preparation of tender documentation
Experience of contract administration and managing projects will be useful, including financial control and reporting and programme management.
Knowledge and understanding of the UK legal and planning system with respect to landscape architecture.
Some understanding of landscape planning.
Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively
Experience of some or all of the following would also advantageous: AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civils 3D, Revit, LSS or ProjectWise.
Landscape Institute accredited Bachelor’s degree, Diploma and/or Master’s degree.
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI).
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW
- way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Architecture and Design
Business Line Architecture
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 254493BR
Additional Locations UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Leeds, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.