Chartered Landscape Architect

Location: Bournemouth

Salary: to £40k doe

Our client is an award winning landscape designer who are now looking to strengthen their team. This is a great role within the team and would require someone with min 2 to 3 years industry experience.

This role will see you being responsible for desktop research for potential projects looking at the visual impact of that project on the community and landscape generally. This is all completed from a factual perspective and will involve you looking at previous planning applications to see what has and hasn’t been approved. You will be generating ports  and design work to satisfy all areas of LVIA, EIA and LCA applications, master plans, landscape plans for the release of planning conditions, planning applications, design statements and client specifications with support from the Head of Studio.  You will be working with the internal team but also with clients, architects and the community at large.

You will have excellent communication skills both verbally and face to face and be a driver with your own vehicle. Excellent training and support is given throughout the company at all levels.  You will have superb attention to detail and be able to produce reports to an exemplary standard.

This is very much a “work hard, have fun” environment where every team member supports each other. You will be confident but not cocky and have relevant industry experience (ideally being able to provide a portfolio of work as evidence).

Person Specification

 

  • A dynamic individual with passion and drive for exceptional landscape design and horticulture. The chartered landscape architect must have the ability to research and understand LPA policy, national government legislations (inc biodiversity, ecology, transport and housing) and develop meaningful, detailed solutions for commercial, community and private schemes
  • The ability to respond to a changing environment and to go above and beyond when required. If deadlines are tight, working additional hours will be necessary to keep the project on target
  • My client has a package of procedures, processes and templates, designed to make tasks easier for every member of the team. As part of this role, following these procedures is expected to ensure all design work is completed to the high company standards
  • The ability to work under pressure, with strong commercial awareness and to specific timescales for projects is particularly important
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills are expected within this role
  • A strong work ethic and exemplary attitude to the studio environment, team members and the business is required
  • A desire to mentor and support landscape architects to achieve Chartership is essential

 

Skills

 

Essential:

  • Exemplary attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of local and national planning policy
  • Proficient in digital map creation
  • Excellent Literacy skills
  • Excellent photography/photomontage skills
  • Ability to listen effectively
  • Full driving licence is essential

 

Desirable:

 

  • Exemplary Vectorworks Landmark/Photoshop and InDesign skills
  • Exemplary ability to use a Mac
  • Excellent Horticulture knowledge
  • Excellent Construction knowledge
  • Excellent 3D digital modelling skills
  • Good drawing and sketching skills – with the ability to take ideas from your head and visualise quickly on paper
  • Good IT skills

 

Qualifications:

 

  • A degree in landscape architecture
  • OR
  • A proven past record in the industry with a min of 3 years of experience demonstrated through a comprehensive portfolio

 

Experience

  • Proven track record of conducting landscape and visual impact assessments
  • Planning legislation knowledge related to the business & industry

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