About the role:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Principal / Associate Landscape Architect to expand our award-winning team in Bristol.

Our 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’.

We have an expanding portfolio of challenging and high-profile projects including masterplanning, university campuses, residential, parks projects and urban design work. You will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of sought-after projects with prestigious clients, working with Directors with strong reputations in the industry and gaining exposure to different specialist fields. Recent Bristol-led projects include: Bristol Zoo Gardens; Pinewood Studios; and numerous University Campus projects.

Based in our Bristol office, you will work in a senior role, supporting and inspiring our friendly team of 5 Landscape Architects. This key role involves close working with Bristol Design leadership to shape and guide the future evolution of the team. As a team, we are all passionate about the quality of our work. We care about the environment, the need to respond positively to the Climate Emergency, and aim to deliver the most sustainable outcome on behalf of our clients.

Your role will include:

  • Acting as a Project Manager and leading the day to day delivery of a wide range of design projects, reporting directly to Project Directors.
  • Being a key point of Client contact with the ability to form strong working relationships with the wider design team, external consultants and project stakeholders
  • Leading creative and pragmatic design solutions from concept to construction, and ensuring the deliverables meet our highest quality standards.
  • Line managing, mentoring and inspiring junior colleagues.
  • Work winning including business development, leading and supporting tenders.

The role includes the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust. 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 would be based on 37.5 hours 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 hybrid home / office working and / or part time hours (minimum 30 hours per week) if desired.

Salary range: £38,000 – £50,000 FTE dependent on experience.

About you:

The position requires good all-round skills in design, graphics, presentation, verbal and written communication, and a combination of design flair and technical competence. It is important that you have the ability to work collaboratively, articulate ideas and communicate effectively.

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 director support if this is necessary.

Where possible, applicants should demonstrate with examples their experience in working from inception to completion. Proficient use of AutoCAD and computer graphics and/ or excellent hand-drawing is required as a minimum.

A degree and / or a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline and Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute (CMLI) is required.

In this role you will expect to develop your career through actively contributing to LUC’s award-winning portfolio with diverse and challenging projects.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please apply by uploading your CV, covering letter and samples via this link:


Alternatively please contact HR@landuse.co.uk quoting Ref 2022-55

Closing Date for applications: Monday 5 December 2022

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.

To apply for this job email your details to HR@landuse.co.uk.

About LUC

LUC is a planning, impact assessment, landscape design, ecology and geospatial consultancy, working primarily across the UK but also internationally.

With a track record spanning almost 60 years and a team of more than 250 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across both the private and public sectors.

We became a fully employee-owned business in January 2020, sharing profits on an equal basis and involving everyone in key decisions. This helps secure our continued independence as well as aligning our governance structure with our culture and values.

Our people are united by a determination to achieve sustainable development on behalf of our clients. With the current climate emergency in mind, we ensure that all our work promotes climate change mitigation and resilience.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. We care about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

Whether we’re advising a commercial developer, Government agency, local authority, utility company or voluntary organisation, we take a collaborative approach. We also put our client and our ‘invisible client’, the environment, at the heart of the process.

Our approach has delivered a healthy financial position, high client and employee satisfaction and numerous industry and employer awards