About the role:
We are seeking enthusiastic Landscape Architects/ Landscape Planners at all levels to join our friendly and talented Landscape Design and Landscape Planning teams in Scotland. LUC can provide you with an excellent environment in which to further develop and enhance your skills in a consultancy environment, along with career-building opportunities to take on management and leadership roles. As a member of our highly collaborative teams, you will benefit from knowledge sharing among peers as well as guiding the professional development for our graduates and consultants.
With the opportunity to work across both the Landscape Design and Landscape Planning and Management teams we have an expanding portfolio of challenging and high-profile projects including:
- Town centre regeneration and placemaking.
- Estate redevelopment and rural community based projects.
- University campus and healthcare developments.
- Landscape Character Assessment.
- Routeing studies for electricity infrastructure projects across Scotland.
- Studies of landscape sensitivity to housing development and renewable energy development.
- Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) as part of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a range of development types.
- Niche international assignments.
Based in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh office, with the option for hybrid working, there is the potential to work on projects throughout Scotland from the Shetland Isles to the Scottish Borders.
The role includes the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust, which places full ownership of the company with the employees.
A full time role would be based on 37.5 hours Monday to Friday, however, LUC has a strong track record in flexible working. 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 working and /or part time hours if desired. We would require a minimum 30 hours per week to fulfil the role.
If you have some of the following qualifications/ skills and experience we would like to hear from you:
- Educated with a relevant landscape related qualification at degree or post graduate level. Depending on your experience, you would ideally be Chartered, or on the Pathway to Chartership/ keen to work towards chartership, with professional experience working in the UK (where applicable).
- The position requires good all-round skills in design development, graphics production, presentations, verbal and written communication, and a combination of design flair and technical competence.
- It is important that you have the ability to work collaboratively within a team structure whilst also be confident to manage projects on a day to day basis. You should be able to articulate ideas and communicate effectively with both internal and external parties. You should be organised and personable with an appetite for continuous learning and development.
- Depending on role, you should have good verbal and written communication ability with report writing experience particularly required for our landscape planning roles.
- Have experience of being client facing and working with other external team members.
- Proficiency in the use of computer software to prepare high quality reports and tenders including Word and Excel.
- Have a driving licence and experience of undertaking field work, often alone and sometimes in remote locations.
- Depending on role, you should be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite software is required as a minimum although knowledge of 3D modelling software, such as Revit is beneficial for our landscape design roles.
- Strong organisational skills.
- Excellent communication skills and a proactive approach to building relationships with colleagues and project partners.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, with samples of work quoting reference: 2022-27 to Maheen Rai, People & Culture Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk
Closing date for applications: 10 June 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.
LUC is an independent planning, impact assessment, landscape design and ecology consultancy, working across the UK and internationally.
With a track record spanning 50 years and a team of over 200 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.
In order to help secure our continued independence, we have recently become a fully employee owed business after establishing an employee ownership trust (EOT). This aligns with our strong focus on people; everyone at LUC is involved in key company decisions and has a say in how we work.
Whether we are advising a commercial developer, utility company, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.
We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. No matter what the project, we aim to find the most sustainable solution.
We are also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.