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Landscape Architect - Associate (LVIA)


Company Description

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Job Description

We are currently seeking an Associate Landscape Architect with LVIA expeirence to join and support the growth and development of our landscape planning 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 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 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 experience in landscape planning, including LVIA and TVIA and should include giving evidence at hearings and public inquires. 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 projects throughout the UK and can lead in delivering our current portfolio of overseas projects. Ideally the individual would be based out of our London, Manchester, or Birmingham offices, however, we would consider one of our alternative office locations.

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. They should also be able to develop the skills of junior staff, provide mentoring and be integral in shaping the direction of the team. 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 lead on 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.

Size and scope of the team

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  • Minimum Requirements

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute
  • Technically competent in preparing and leading on LVIA/TVIA and evidence-base documents in accordance with best practice and providing expert witness services.
  • 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 license.

Additional Information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Landscape Institute accredited Bachelor’s degree, Diploma and/or Master’s degree.
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute.


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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at 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.