Senior Landscape Architect
My client are seeking a talented and enthusiastic landscape architect with suitable professional experience to expand our award winning team of landscape and urban designers based in our Glasgow office which is located in Glasgow's attractive West End.
Their diverse team has a friendly and informal working atmosphere, but we are passionate about the quality of our work, providing the best solutions for our clients and the environment, and making excellent 'people places'.
They have an expanding portfolio of challenging and high profile projects including university campuses, public realm, streetscapes, parks, access and heritage work. Recent major projects include:
- Public realm design for the University of Glasgow's Gilmorehil Campus extension (ongoing)
- Newcastle Science Central Ph1 public realm design
- Shawfield Regeneration Project ( phases 1 & 2 ongoing)
- Inverness City Centre, Irvine and Maybole Town centres Public realm
- Urban regeneration and access projects for Scottish Canals
- Landscape conservation projects including the ongoing Lews Castle Grounds on Lewis, and Haddo Country Park (Aberdeenshire)
- Heritage/ tourism projects for National Nature Reserves and World Heritage Sites (e.g. Heart of prehistoric Orkney, Antonine Wall and various sites within Edinburgh WHS)
You will therefore have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of projects working alongside senior staff with strong reputations in the industry.
Our design projects are primarily UK-focussed and the company respects the need of staff to balance their home and working lives. We are therefore happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part time working (minimum 30 hours per week) core hours and a degree of location flexibility for specific circumstances.
The position ideally requires the candidate to have a minimum 2 years post Chartership experience although exceptional candidates on the Pathway to Chartership and / or those with a minimum 3-4 years post graduate experience will also be considered.
The position requires a combination of design flair and technical competence. You should have good all round skills in: design from concept to detail, graphic presentation, and verbal and written communication. Proficiency in both hard and soft landscape design will be beneficial. It is important that you have the ability to work collaboratively, articulate ideas and communicate effectively within an internal team structure as well as with external parties.
You will be comfortable and competent dealing directly with clients and have the confidence and experience to manage projects independently, but know when to seek support if this is necessary.
Proficient use of AutoCAD and Adobe software is a minimum requirement ideally supplemented by the ability to communicate with hand drawings and sketches. Proficient use of 3D software packages would be beneficial.
A degree and / or a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is required. Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute status is preferred.
Many of our sites are located in remote locations so a driving licence would be beneficial, but not essential.