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AECOM Principal Landscape Architect in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

AECOM have landscape architecture teams based in London, Belfast, Dublin and Cork and we are looking for a talented landscape architect to join our busy studio in London. You will be part of a growing Landscape, and Planning Team which operates within a large friendly integrated multi-disciplinary design studio across the UK and Ireland.

We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work within an established team of Landscape Architects in The Landscape Studio on a variety of projects including:

    • Landscape design from inception to completion, including town centre/ urban public realm Improvement schemes, parks, business and commercial developments, residential developments, healthcare and education campuses, and transport based landscape projects.
    • Tourism and community projects, including interpretation planning, community-led planning, public consultation, design workshops, village and town appraisals, and public realm design strategies.

In this role you will be responsible for Project Management from inception to completion to include:

  • Manage a small team of Landscape Architects and workload to comply with AECOM Standards for Health &Safety and Quality;

  • Assistance in preparation of tenders/ bids;

  • Financial management of projects;

  • Tasks will include site surveys and analysis, research, public and stakeholder consultation, and production of concept/ detail design, construction drawings and works specifications;

  • Production of high quality presentation drawings and graphics;

  • Production of high quality written reports;

  • Supporting project managers and other staff with other office duties with integrity and flexibility;

  • Organising and managing your professional work responsibly and independently where necessary;

  • Carry out professional work with care, conscientiousness and with proper regard to relevant technical and professional standards.

  • In addition the candidate will be responsible for managing a small team of Landscape Architects and will be expected to provide mentor support for Graduate Landscape Architects working towards P2C professional development.


As a senior professional in our Landscape Architecture studio, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types from landscape and visual impact assessment through to the concept design and implementation process. The scope will include preparation of designs using various software, undertaking site work and assessments and working collaboratively across our network of offices.

We enjoy an exceptional team approach working closely with architects, engineers, ecologists, economists, community outreach and other related professionals to develop award winning integrated projects. Our local practice network leverages AECOM’s global presence to address urban and climate changes in the next century and to serve as catalysts for regeneration.

Our team of Landscape Architects deliver a range of exciting and varied projects across UK and Ireland, Europe, Middle East and Africa region. We work in dynamic and challenging environments, in multi-disciplinary teams delivering solutions to a broad base of client sectors including development, energy, oil and gas, water, government and transportation.

We are looking for creative and highly motivated team players that have the ability to integrate with an established Landscape Architecture team and would like to be part of exciting projects on a local and national level.

Minimum Requirements


  • Degree in Landscape Architecture accredited by EFLA/IFLA, Landscape Institute (LI) and/or the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI)

  • Full membership of Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) or Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute (UK) or equivalent with an accredited Institute.

  • Full Irish, UK or European driving licence

Experience :

  • Minimum 10 years’ post full member / chartership experience in a Landscape Design Office

  • Specific experience in acting as lead designer and managing Urban Public Realm Design projects to completion

  • Experience in Client liaison and project management

  • Demonstrate experience of managing people

  • Experience in preparing tender bids

Skills :

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and excellent report writing skills

  • Good Design Skills with excellent computer and freehand Graphic Presentation skills. (Shortlisted Candidates will be expected to provide examples of work)

  • General IT skills and competence with Microsoft Office software.

  • Proficiency in using AutoCad, and Photoshop.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Sound Plant knowledge

  • Commercial awareness and finance skills including managing project budgets

  • Effective leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in Landscape Architecture accredited by EFLA/IFLA, Landscape Institute (LI) and/or the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246980BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.