Job Title: Graduate Landscape Architect – Ireland
Business Line: Design, Planning & Economics – Landscape Architecture
Locations: Applicants could be based in any of our Landscape Architecture offices in the UK or Ireland
Opening & Closing Date:
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CVs will be reviewed, and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis for either immediate or advanced offer start.
We’re seeking a Graduate Landscape Architect to support our design team. This role will suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in an award-winning team that’s growing and at the forefront of innovation within the wider business.
AECOM offers an extensive, highly flexible package of benefits and we would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part-time or full-time role. We’ll consider applicants with excellent design skills and a desire to gain experience in landscape design and planning work.
At AECOM, as a member of one of the largest, most influential and diverse global design practices, you’ll take a key role on a range of national and internationally significant projects, including exemplar regeneration, environmental enhancement and infrastructure schemes, as well as ground-breaking national and international projects. You’ll be supported in expanding your experience and developing your career within a structured, friendly team environment.
We offer an exceptional team approach working closely with architects, engineers, cost management and other related professionals to develop award winning integrated projects.
Our local practice work leverages AECOM’s global presence to address urban and climate change, and to serve as catalysts for regeneration.
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.
As a Graduate Landscape Architect in our studios you will have the opportunity to work with senior members of the team on a wide range of project types in diverse geographies You will experience projects at all stages of design through to implementation including:
Public realm and Landscape design from conceptual to detail design stage, including Town centre/ Urban Public Realm Improvement schemes, parks, business and commercial developments, residential developments, healthcare and education campuses, and transport-based landscape projects.
Tourism and community projects, including interpretation planning, community-led planning, public consultation, design workshops, village and town appraisals, and public realm design strategies.
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for developments such as: Roads, Wind farms, grid infrastructure and substations, quarries, industrial, commercial and residential developments as part of Environmental Impact Assessment projects.
Position responsibilities include:
Site surveys and analysis, research, public and stakeholder consultation, and production of concept/ detail design, construction drawings and works specifications.
Production of high-quality presentation drawings and graphics.
Production of high-quality written reports.
Supporting project managers and other staff with other office duties with integrity and flexibility.
Organising and managing your professional work responsibly and independently where necessary.
Carry out professional work with care, conscientiousness and with proper regard to relevant technical and professional standards.
Ability of working to meet demanding deadlines.
Our Graduate Development Programme (ADVANCE), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.
We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.
The Professional Institutes you may work towards are the Landscape Institute (UK), Irish Landscape Institute or equivalent IFLA approved.
Please ensure you upload a portfolio to your application adhering to the size specification set.
Degree or master’s in landscape architecture accredited by EFLA/IFLA, Landscape Institute (LI) and/or the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI).
Excellent computer and freehand graphic skills (Shortlisted Candidates will be expected to provide examples of work).
Sound knowledge of Adobe suite and AutoCAD are essential.
3D computer skills are an advantage; in particular, Rhino or REVIT.
Interest in all aspects of Landscape Architecture from concept to detail design.
Self-motivation, enthusiasm, hard working with ambition and drive
Excellent research and report writing skills.
Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus.
Ability to work flexibly under pressure, responding to changing project and programme demands.
Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback
Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
Strong attention to detail
Full driving licence as site work with equipment may be required
Previous relevant work experience in a year out capacity from recognised Landscape practice would be beneficial.
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