About the role:

We are seeking an experienced and talented Principal / Associate Landscape Architect / Landscape Planner to join our friendly, established landscape team within LUC.

LUC’s award-winning LPM team is passionate about our environment and are proud of the positive impact we make. 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, green infrastructure strategies and landscape designation reviews, along with research projects.

With established teams in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, our team of landscape architects and landscape managers supports a broad range of projects and an established client base with projects at local, regional and national levels.

Through LUC’s Corporate Social Environmental Responsibility activities programme we have the opportunity to volunteer our time to exciting environmental/ nature led projects and community engagement across the country.

We are enthusiastic about influencing the wider conversation and policy agenda, and promoting positive outcomes for nature, people and place, responding to emerging guidance and land-based schemes. We draw on the skills and experiences with colleagues in other disciplines including ecology, historic environment, landscape design and planning to fulfil these aims.

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.
  • 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.
  • Providing high quality project outputs (including written reports), and ensuring the deliverables meet our highest quality standards.
  • Getting involved in recruitment and line management of consultant level colleagues.
  • Contributing to tenders and pricing exercises and driving the development of our growing portfolio of work.

LUC encourages professional development, supporting team members from graduate / qualifying membership status to chartered / fellow member of their chosen professional body. This not only includes the opportunity to work on an exciting range of dynamic projects but also training and development opportunities.

The role includes the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust, which places full ownership of the company with the employees. Being employee-owned gives us the independence to do things our way and grants every employee the power to shape our future, together.

A full-time role is based on 37.5 hours per week (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. There will also be travel required to visit sites, client offices and other office locations.

Salary: £39,000-60,000 FTE, depending on experience (including London allowance of £4,000 if applicable)

This is a great time to be joining 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.

About you:

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, 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.

LUC is a people-centred organisation, so we look for leaders who will work collaboratively and positively in order to maintain our reputation for being some of the friendliest professionals in the market.

Experience and qualifications

Essential

  • 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, Aviation Lighting Impact Assessment etc.)
  • Educated to degree or post graduate level (from a landscape related field)
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Experience of writing or inputting to fee bids/ winning work
  • 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 and experience of undertaking field work
  • Competent photography skills

Desirable

  • Experience of one or more of the following:

– 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

  • Knowledge of LVIA viewpoint photography and visualisation production process
  • Experience of working with renewable energy infrastructure and windfarm design software
  • 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)
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Please apply by uploading your CV and covering letter via the link above

LUC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. We value the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce represents, and we strive to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all our people related activities.

Start date
Location London
Salary £39,000 - £60,000 FTE, depending on experience (including London allowance of £4,000 if applicable)
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Contact nameRebecca TeagleContact emailtalent@landuse.co.ukReference2024-01