Graduate Landscape Architects 2024

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Job Description

We’re seeking Graduate Landscape Architects to support our planning and design teams. This role will suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in an award-winning team that’s growing and at the forefront of innovation within the wider business. AECOM offers an extensive, highly flexible package of benefits and we would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part-time or full-time role.

We’ll consider applicants with excellent design skills and a desire to gain experience in UK-based, LVIA and landscape planning work.

Role responsibilities include

The production of drawings and other technical documentation using appropriate software at various stages of development for LVIA, planning and design projects, assist in compiling tender submissions, writing concise technical reports and contributing to conference calls, meetings and workshops, project management and the development of inspirational ideas to resolve complex project issues.

We would like you to bring your skills and embed placemaking and climate resilience into our projects.

As a member of one of the UK’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you’ll take a key role on a range of regionally significant projects, including exemplar regeneration, environmental enhancement and infrastructure schemes, as well as ground-breaking national and international projects.

You’ll be supported in expanding your experience and developing your career within a structured, friendly team environment. We’ll pair you with an experienced team member as your guide and mentor as you start working on live projects.

At AECOM, our large, national team delivers a range of exciting and varied projects across the UK and beyond. We work in dynamic and challenging environments, in multi-disciplinary teams delivering solutions to a broad base of public and private sector clients, including Highways England, HS2, the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, the National Trust, Universities and educational institutions. We work across the fields of development, energy, oil and gas, water, government and transportation to develop integrated and award-winning projects.

You should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise to carry out the following:

  • Excellent design skills
  • Ability to innovate and develop inspirational ideas to resolve complex project issues
  • Assist in project management responsibilities, including contractual, financial and programme management under the supervision of senior colleagues
  • Ability and personality to establish strong working relationships with other members of Landscape team and with multi-disciplinary teams across the business
  • Clear communication, including the ability to write concise technical reports and contribute to conference calls, meetings and workshops
  • Be client facing and respond to client requirements.
  • Produce or oversee the production of drawings and other technical documentation using appropriate software, with necessary level of detail as required at various stages of development for LVIA, planning and design projects Assist in compiling tender submissions

Qualifications

  • Degree or Master’s in Landscape Architecture
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK legal planning system with respect to landscape architecture Experience of working / desire to work on high-quality landscape and /or townscape and visual impact assessments and appraisals
  • Fluency in English, excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback

Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint Experience of some or all the following:

  • AutoCAD; Adobe Creative Cloud; ArcGIS; AutoCAD Civils 3D; Revit; and ProjectWise Self-motivation, enthusiasm, hard working, with ambition and drive Excellent research skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues, client and stakeholders as appropriate and independently without losing initiative & focus.
  • Ability to work flexibly under pressure, responding to changing project and programme demands.
  • Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole Strong attention to detail.
  • A full driving licence would be beneficial as the role will involve travel for site surveys often with equipment
  • Previous work experience in a landscape architecture environment. Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment would be beneficial, including work placements or relevant voluntary experience.
  • Full driving license as site work with equipment may be required
  • Previous relevant work experience in a year out capacity from recognised Landscape practice would be beneficial.

You must have permanent right to work in the UK or Ireland as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
  • Please include a CV, Portfolio & Covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.
  • You must have permanent right to work in the UK&I as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.

About AECOM

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

DEADLINE 26th January 2024