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AECOM Senior Landscape Architect in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Senior Landscape Architect to join and support the growth of our landscape team, based across the UK and Ireland. As a member of one of the UK and Ireland’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you will support and take a lead on a range of types and scales of projects, including renewable energy, transport and infrastructure, urban regeneration and environmental enhancement schemes. These projects offer the opportunity to work in small multi-disciplinary teams, influencing design from an early stage and shaping the landscape on a broad scale, while supporting progress towards net zero and delivering wider environmental and social benefits.

We will consider applicants with a wide range of experience and a keen and demonstrable interest in landscape planning, including LVIA and TVIA. This is an opportunity to join a team which is growing and with strong links across many disciplines. The successful candidate would be involved in site survey in Scotland and throughout the UK and may also have the opportunity to support in delivering our current portfolio of overseas projects.

We are looking for a team player with good technical skills who wishes to be involved 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.

AECOM’s Freedom to Grow programme allows you to take control of your working life and work the hours that suit you. The role is also flexible on location, and we would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part time or full-time position. AECOM offers a competitive and flexible package of benefits which can be tailored to suit your lifestyle.

Job Responsibilities:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise in order to be able to carry out the following job/project tasks:

  • Undertake site survey and analysis in the field.

  • Produce and/or oversee the production of reports, drawings and other technical documentation, with the necessary level of detail for various stages of development, assessment and design.

  • Be client facing and respond to client requirements with the support of senior staff.

  • Clear communication, including the ability to contribute to conference calls, meetings and workshops.

  • Technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance to teach and develop junior staff.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Be aware of and understand the AECOM procedures, their importance and their application to projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, ideally with at least two years post Chartership experience, although more recently qualified candidates with excellent technical abilities will be considered.

  • Technically competent in preparing LVIA/TVIA and appraisals and evidence-base documents in accordance with best practice.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the UK planning systems with respect to landscape architecture. Understanding of Irish planning system also beneficial.

  • An understanding of project management, including financial control and reporting and programme management.

  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

  • Experience of some or all of the following useful: ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civils 3D, Revit, LSS or ProjectWise.

  • Full UK driving licence.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Landscape Institute accredited Bachelor’s degree, Diploma and/or Master’s degree.

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10075526

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid