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AECOM Landscape Architect in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Landscape Architect to join and support the growth of our landscape architecture team, based in any of our north/east offices (Leeds, Chesterfield, Cambridge). As a member of one of the UK&I’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you will take a lead on a range of types and sizes of projects, including strategic planning, flood resilience, urban regeneration, major infrastructure, and environmental enhancement schemes. We are working with major clients that include Environment Agency (EA), National Highways, National Grid, Homes England, universities, local authorities, and numerous private clients. We work across the design stages integrating our strengths in landscape planning, design, and management to produce design and implementation solutions which are in harmony with the environment, sustainable and deliver in an imaginative and innovative way.

As part of the role, we are looking for applicants with on-site landscape implementation and maintenance experience, with the opportunity to join our growing team of Contract Administrator and Landscape Clerk of Works delivering our framework contract services for the EA. This would require a proven track record of managing JCLI Landscape Works and Maintenance Works (2017) contracts and a passion for horticulture and establishment aftercare best practice, sharing the Environment Agency’s sustainability and innovation objectives.

We will consider applicants with a wide range of experience and a proven track record in landscape design, implementation, and contract administration. This is an opportunity to join a team which is growing and with strong links across many disciplines. 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. 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. AECOM offers a flexible package of benefits, and we would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part time or full-time role.

Minimum Requirements

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI).

  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the UK legal and planning system with respect to landscape architecture.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of JCLI Landscape Works and Maintenance Works (2017) contracts.

  • An understanding of project management, including financial control and reporting and programme management and ability to manage own budgets.

  • 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 licence.

Job Responsibilities:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise to be able to carry out the following job/project accountabilities:

  • Undertake site survey work.

  • Contract Administration and Landscape Clerk of Works, including financial forecasting and communication and negotiation with landscape contractors.

  • Produce and/or oversee the production of reports, drawings and other technical documentation using appropriate software, with the necessary level of detail as required at various stages of development from assessments and strategies to mitigation design.

  • Be client facing and respond to client requirements with the support of senior staff.

  • Clear communication, including the ability to contribute to conference calls, meetings and workshops.

  • Have the technical ability, knowledge, and competence to provide guidance to teach and develop junior staff.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.

  • Be aware of and understand the AECOM procedures, their importance, and their application to projects.

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Landscape Institute accredited Bachelor’s degree, Diploma and/or Master’s degree.

Additional Information

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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.

ReqID: J10081376

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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