About the Role
We are seeking an experienced and talented Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner to join our growing team of award-winning Landscape Planners based in Glasgow.
We have an expanding portfolio of challenging and high-profile projects including the design and assessment of renewable energy projects (on and offshore wind and solar), routeing and assessment of strategically important electricity transmission infrastructure, landscape character and sensitivity assessments and working with protected landscapes.
We are seeking a Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner to support our wide portfolio of projects across Scotland, and the wider UK.
The role will include, but is not limited to:
- Project Managing and leading the delivery of a wide range of projects fulfilling the role of Project Manager, under the directorship of Project Directors.
- Providing high quality reporting, and ensuring the deliverables meet our highest quality standards.
- Line Managing and mentoring our consultant (graduate and year out student) level colleagues.
- Liaising with and forming a key point of contact for clients, and internal and external team members supporting business development initiatives in line with the LUC Strategy.
- Contributing to tenders and pricing exercises and driving the development of our growing portfolio of work.
This role would particularly suit candidates who are seeking the opportunity for progression and the ability to work with an ambitious team. This is an opportunity to work for a sincere, employee-owned company with strong values and a particular focus on addressing the climate emergency.
This role will be based in LUC’s offices in Glasgow. We work in a hybrid model and the role includes an expectation that successful applicants will be in the office a minimum of two days per week. If you are keen to be full time office-based we can discuss this option with you during the recruitment process. There will also be travel required to visit sites, client offices and other office locations.
A full-time role would be based on 37.5 hours Monday to Friday. However, LUC has a strong track record in flexible working and we have been recognised for our flexible working culture, so we are happy to discuss a range of flexible working options for this role including part time hours (minimum 30 hours per week) if desired.
Salary: £32,500 - £46,000 FTE (Dependent on experience).
This is a great time to join LUC. Since its creation nearly 60 years ago, LUC has been driven by the belief that planning has a critical role to play in shaping the world around us for the better. This work has never been more critical or urgent.
The role includes the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust. Being employee-owned gives us the independence to do things our way and grants every employee the power to shape our future, together.
Supporting us in continuing to resource and deliver our exciting portfolio of projects to an excellent standard, we provide the ability for the individual to develop and lead their own project workload.
The successful candidate will be a strong Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner with good all-round skills which include high quality reporting, graphics, presentation, verbal and written communication, with a solid technical competence and proven delivery experience. They will be capable of supporting work, whilst winning and identifying new work opportunities.
You will be highly collaborative and people focussed with a positive outlook that will help to motivate the team and engage with clients.
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.
Experience and qualifications
- Experience of managing and delivering Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) projects including some or all of the related aspects of LVIA (such as Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Residential Visual Amenity Assessment, Wild Land Impact Assessment, Aviation Lighting Impact Assessment etc.)
- Educated to degree or post graduate level (From a landscape related field)
- Excellent report-writing skills
- Experience of being client facing and working with other external team members
- Proficiency in the use of computer software to prepare high quality reports and tenders including Word and Excel
- A driving licence
- Experience of undertaking field work and competent photography skills Sound experience of tendering and work winning
- Experience of:
- Landscape Character Assessment (LCA)
- Landscape Sensitivity Studies (LSS)
- Green Infrastructure Strategies
- Assessment and management of protected landscapes
- Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change
- Landscape design principles and guidance
- Experience of viewpoint photography for LVIA
- Experience of examination and/or the appeal/ a public inquiry process, potentially as an expert witness or in support of others fulfilling this role
- Experience with consultation and engagement
- Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI) or working towards chartership