The Capital Delivery Service of Sheffield City Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Landscape Architect (Graduate Trainee) to join an expanding Landscape team.

The Landscape Team is involved in a wide range of existing and transformational landscape projects and programmes across the City. This includes Heart of the City, Grey to Green, Future High Street Fund, Transforming Cities Fund, Stockbridge Towns Fund, New Social Housing developments and many other regeneration initiatives across the city.

The Landscape Team also provides advice and support to colleagues in the Planning Service in relation to landscape matters on planning applications.

You will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects of varying value The role will include carrying out accurate surveys, producing high quality designs, production drawings and specifications. It will require a high degree of technical competence and will offer experience of all aspects of the construction process in a multi-disciplinary office.

Upon taking up the post in May/ June you will be a degree qualified Landscape Architect (minimum 2:2) with the intention of undertaking the Landscape Institute Chartership whilst in this role. Responsibility will be appropriate to the role but all design team staff are expected to be technically excellent and able to work independently at the appropriate level, with a good record of ongoing professional development.

Applicants should have good experience of all Microsoft packages and be accomplished users of Autodesk software (AutoCAD and Revit in particular). They should also have sound knowledge of the construction industry and have full awareness of BIM. Shortlisting will be carried out based on the person specification. Sheffield City Council does not accept CV’s – please apply via

The Capital Delivery Service

Sheffield City Council has a strong Capital Programme with an ongoing value of approximately £200m per annum. The Capital Delivery Service was created as a hub of project delivery expertise to drive improvements in performance, pace and quality of the wide variety of projects within the Programme.

The Capital Delivery Service employs over 80 staff in a variety of management, technical and professional roles and has a Capital Programme Management Office that leads on the continued improvement and development of best practice delivery across the capital programme. 

The roles and services provided by the Capital Delivery Service include:

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
  • Structural and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Cost Management
  • Capital Programme Management Office
  • Work Assurance and Project Safety
  • The Service is a fully traded service, charging fees for the services it provides and operates as a professional services consultancy within the Council.

    Best Practice

    The Service has a strong track record of delivery and operates an ISO 9001 certified Service Management System. The Service has a vision for developing into a public sector leading centre of excellence for the delivery of capital projects and programmes and is at the forefront for driving change in how the Council delivers its capital programme.

    Partners

    The Service operates a “core and flex” delivery model where the internal team is supplemented by external resources when workload requires this.

    To support this, the service has appointed a private sector capital delivery partner that can provide the full range of services needed to support the delivery of the capital programme and support the development of best practice and staff within the service.

    The Service also works with a wide range of local and national contractors and service providers for the delivery of the programme and prides itself on the strong working relationships that it has developed with its partners.

    Training and Development

    Working within the service, there are many opportunities for ongoing training and development, including support with achieving professional qualifications. We seek to provide a range of training opportunities to suit the ongoing development needs of our staff and the Capital Programme.

    Project Portfolio

    The Service is engaged across the diverse range of projects within the Capital Programme. The programme averages around £200m per annum, with recent and current projects including:

  • New Council Housing – General Needs and OPIL (£100m)
  • Council Housing Repairs (£100m)
  • Head of the City II (£100m+)
  • City-Wide Flood Alleviation Programme (£80m)
  • Transforming Cities Transport Programme (£50m)
  • Towns Fund Programme (£25m)
  • School expansions, new builds, refurbishments and SEN provision (£20m)
  • Transport Programme (£20m)
  • Future Highstreet Fund Programme (£16m)
  • General Building Refurbishments (£10m per annum)
  • Working for Sheffield City Council and the Capital Delivery Service

    If you are due to or have recently completed your degree in Landscape Architecture and are looking for an opportunity to secure a positon that will enable you to gain valuable work experience and the ability to undertake your professional training then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council may have the opportunity you are looking for.

    Working for Sheffield City Council brings with it great opportunities and benefits. We are of the offer we make to staff which includes one of the best pension schemes available in any sector, values that support family friendly working arrangements, attracting staff that represent and value the diverse and vibrant communities of Sheffield and perhaps, best of all, the opportunity to help shape the City you live and work in.

    Sheffield City Council sets out the behavioural expectations of all employees. Please read and consider these in your application, you will be expected to demonstrate these behaviours at interview.

    We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

    Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.

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