Job Title: Principal Landscape Architect

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000

Location: Oxfordshire

We are working with a specialist architecture and planning consultancy in Oxfordshire, who are looking for a Principal Landscape Architect.

The company was founded 20 years ago, and offers a range of design and planning services to the renewables, infrastructure, housing, leisure and other sectors.

They are a welcoming team and have a relaxed working atmosphere. As well as a good salary, they have a flexible approach to working which would be ideal if you’re a parent or have extra commitments outside of work.

As a Principal Landscape Architect, your duties will include:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of the project stages, from inception through to design development and preparation of LVIA’s, (and other written submissions), to discharging landscape related conditions and preparation of design detail.
  • Management of multiple deadlines and other members of the Aspect project team, and excellent communication with the team to ensure all priorities are met at all times.
  • Working with the Seniors and Associates to oversee the management of office workloads to ensure that the Directors are fully informed on priorities, deadlines, and team workloads and be able to prioritise the most appropriate/important work where multiple office deadlines need to be met. Input to weekly project list as necessary.
  • Assist the Directors and Associates in business development and looking for new opportunities whilst also being one of the main contacts for new work and client queries and prepare accurate, robust and competitive fee proposals and quotes to ensure new business is forthcoming where required.

To be considered for the Principal Landscape Architect position, you will need the following:

  • Principals will be a Landscape Architect with relevant degree and post graduate diploma / MA, with approximately 8-10 years’ experience working as a Landscape Architect.
  • You will be a fully Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • Be highly experienced at LVIA’s, ES Chapters and excellent knowledge of the planning process, GLVIA3 and other relevant guidance.
  • Good working knowledge of Office, AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop/Creative Suite.
  • Ability to produce exceptional written reports (LVIA, LVA, ES Chapters and Proofs of Evidence etc) within the time constraints and under pressure, whilst also being able to prepare accurate evidence for planning appeals.
  • A good communicator who can liaise at a professional level with both clients and all 3rd parties involved in a project, including the public, attending external meetings with either the consultant team or the Local Planning Authority and public exhibitions.

If you are interested in this or other Landscape Architecture roles, please contact Lloyd Key via or call 01792957382. We have many more vacancies available on our website.

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This is a permanent role.

Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

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