RSK Group plc

Landscape Graduate

Contract Type
Hemel Hempstead
£Competitive salary


RSK Environment Ltd, a member of RSK Group Ltd, is a Landscape Institute registered practice and the largest independently owned multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy in the UK. RSK’s landscape team provides a comprehensive range of landscape consultancy services (landscape planning & assessment, landscape design and landscape management) throughout the UK.  We provide support to candidates embarking on the P2C, and have a fantastic track record in helping candidates achieve chartered status.


Working very closely with other RSK experts including Ecology, Arboriculture, Archaeology & Built Heritage, Transport Planning, Geosciences, and Site investigation and Remediation, we provide multidisciplinary environmental services for major infrastructure projects including transport, property & construction, conventional and renewable energy generation and transmission, waste projects. We also have a consultancy role on the Homes England Green Estates Management project. This is primarily concerned with government-owned land awaiting development, and encompasses a wide variety of site types and land uses.


We now have an exciting opportunity for a graduate or experienced post-graduate to join our team in Hemel Hempstead in the summer of 2018. Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with providing support to our team of Chartered Landscape Architects & Managers, Landscape Surveyors, Arboriculture and Ecologists providing landscape consultancy services and undertaking landscape stewardship on regeneration areas, agricultural land, development sites and a range of public open spaces.


You will gain experience in providing:

  • Landscape and visual appraisal and assessment
  • Landscape masterplanning
  • Landscape design
  • Contract administration and construction support and
  • Landscape management services


This position requires both field and office work, and the successful applicant will be expected to travel to various sites throughout the south of England, with the opportunity to work further afield.


Landscape Graduate– Hemel Hempstead


Key Tasks: 

  • Undertake desk top and field based research and site analysis
  • Prepare landscape and visual appraisals and assessments
  • Prepare site masterplans and develop strategic landscape mitigation proposals
  • Prepare detailed design proposals and construction information
  • Undertake the role of Contracts Manager following the relevant administrative procedures
  • Oversee contractors to deliver projects and work activities
  • Liaison with clients on scope of works, work programmes and budgets
  • Undertake landscape management in parks and open spaces, business parks, residential areas, urban regeneration and environmental improvement schemes including:
  • Production and implementation of landscape management contracts
  • Preparation of management plans for parks and open spaces
  • Completion of site surveys, inventories and production of lifecycle costings
  • Preparation of advisory reports and feasibility studies
  • Liaise with the community and neighbouring landowners regarding the clients existing and proposed landscape management activity


Skills and experience 

  • A Degree, Masters or other Post-Graduate qualification in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning or Landscape Management or studying towards obtaining these qualifications in the summer of 2018
  • Understanding/experience of environmental legislation
  • Understanding/experience of Landscape Management principles and techniques across a range of landscape types
  • Understanding/experience of Landscape Surveying, appraisals and preparation of Landscape Management Plans
  • Competency in Microsoft office applications, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD and Sketchup
  • A high level of verbal and written communication skills in a commercial environment, including presentations and report writing
  • The ability to work well within a team, assisting seniors as required
  • Well organised to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Full clean driving license


Salary and benefits:

  • £Competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular training and career development


The closing date for applications will be 30th April 2018 with interview held in May 2018.


At RSK we operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.


Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.


The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 


All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.


For more information please call Kate Pine, HR Advisor on 01928 728156 or email


RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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