**At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.**
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We are currently seeking a Principal Landscape Architect to join and support the growth of our landscape design team, based in Belfast. 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 residential, urban regeneration, resorts, major infrastructure and environmental enhancement schemes. We are working with major clients, both in the UK and overseas that include central government, universities, local authorities and numerous private clients, including many of the major global developers. Our current projects range from international resorts such as Alula to local public realm projects like Portaferry Public Realm. We work across the design stages integrating our strengths in landscape planning and management to produce design solutions which are in harmony with the environment, sustainable and delivered in an imaginative and innovative way.
Our office is based in the heart of Belfast and is 5 minutes’ walk from Belfast City Hall, 6 minutes’ walk from Great Victoria Street Railway Station and 14 minutes’ walk from Belfast Lanyon Place Station. The office is modern and open plan, with spectacular views over the Belfast Hills and Castlereagh Hills. It contains a range of break out spaces, meeting rooms, a lunch space and secure cycle storage and showers. A range of social activities take place throughout the year as part of our Sports and Social Club ranging from Bowling/Family Days/Panto/Go-Karting and much much more. A monthly contribution of £2 will provide a discounted price for any events that you wish to attend.
We are looking for applicants with a proven track record in landscape design, but with demonstrable experience in public realm and working within multi-disciplinary design teams. This is an opportunity to join a large growing team with strong links across many disciplines. We want an enthusiastic team player with sound technical and communication skills who wishes to be involved in the development of 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 and develop our portfolio of projects with our external and internal clients.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise in order to be able to carry out the following job/project accountabilities:
+ Direct project management responsibilities, including contractual, financial and programme management.
+ Establish strong working relationships with other members of the landscape team and internal teams across the business.
+ Develop and manage the work of others, including as a line manager and P2C mentor.
+ Secure and deliver new work by forming and maintaining good relationships with external and internal clients.
+ Clear communication, including the ability to produce clear graphics to convey ideas to clients and stakeholders and to write concise technical reports and to lead conference calls, meetings and workshops.
+ Responsible for managing graduates in the delivery of projects.
+ Attendance at client meetings and presentation of landscape design requirements.
+ Preparing concept designs and convey graphically for client presentations through to preparation of construction information including creation of specifications
+ Produce and/or oversee the production of reports, drawings and other technical documentation (specifications) using appropriate software, with the necessary level of detail as required at various stages of development from strategies to construction detailing and planting design.
+ Have the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance to develop junior staff.
+ Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.
+ Awareness of AECOM procedures, their importance and their application to projects.
**Your benefits will include:**
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW
* way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle. You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid Social Value days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
**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 neighbourhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
+ At least five years post Chartership experience.
+ Technically competent in preparing landscape design schemes for public realm and major infrastructure projects.
+ Thorough knowledge and understanding of the UK legal and planning system with respect to landscape architecture.
+ Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively.
+ Experience of managing projects, including financial control and reporting and programme management.
+ Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
+ The successful candidate will be competent in the use of AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud software.
+ Experience of some or all of the following would also be very useful: AutoCAD Civils 3D, Revit, LSS or ProjectWise.
+ Experience of working collaboratively with other design disciplines.
+ Full UK driving licence.
+ Landscape Institute accredited Bachelor’s degree, Diploma and/or Master’s degree.
+ Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI).
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.
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.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
**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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