RSK Group plc

  • Landscape Architect / Landscape Manager

    Category
    Environment
    Contract Type
    Full-Time
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead or Bristol
  • Overview

     

    RSK Environment Ltd, a member of RSK Group plc, 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.

     

    Landscape Architect / Landscape Manager

     

    We now have an exciting opportunity for a Masters graduate, experienced post-graduate or recently chartered professional to join our team in Hemel Hempstead, Bristol or Abingdon. 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.

     

     

    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 in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning or Landscape Management essential.
    • A 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
    • Landscape Management principles and techniques across a range of landscape types
    • 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, childcare vouchers and private health care

     

     

    Applicants should forward a copy of their CV together with, where relevant, recent examples of both their written work and graphics (A3 Maximum), or a link to your online portfolio.

     

    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 to Harriet Baker, HR Advisor, at hbaker@rsk.co.uk or call 07725 790908.

     

    To see further career opportunities with RSK Group, visit our website www.rsk.co.uk

     

     

    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.

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