Atkins is looking for a creative, talented and enthusiastic assistant Landscape Architect to join its growing London Landscape and Urban Design studio. You will be working with our friendly team on a diverse and expanding portfolio of high quality and high profile landscape and public realm projects.
We work with both private and public sector clients, and our portfolio of live projects encompass all stages of the design process. They include commercial, educational, residential and major infrastructure projects across London, and we also have a number of overseas schemes, which would give you the opportunity to travel and work with colleagues around the globe.
Working in a multi-discipline team environment, this role would suit those with a Masters/Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture or equivalent experience, and an interest in how our cities work – particularly the impact of a high quality public realm and landscape. You would also need to have good technical reporting, presentation and communication skills – and be keen to learn how to support project delivery from masterplanning and feasibility, through concept and detail design, to construction.
The successful candidate will be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite) complemented by good hand drawing, sketching and word processing skills. 3-D software packages such as Rhino, as well as BIM compliant packages including Revit & Vectorworks would also be an advantage. Demonstrating a commitment to the Landscape Institute’s Pathway to Chartership will be encouraged, and mentoring will be available from senior staff to support you through the process.
Day-To-Day responsibilities will include:
• Working within a multi-disciplinary team environment to generate ideas and solutions, assisting the lead designer.
• Preparing drawings and drafting reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality including specifications for design and construction for hard and soft landscape.
• Delivering high quality and accurate drawings and reports.
• Liaising with client and other professionals to establish landscape brief, LI work stage and scope of assessment and or design work.
• Delivering agreed tasks to time and budget, and follow company processes for change management.
• Studying site characteristics and undertake survey advising on constraints and opportunities of the site and landscape context to ensure site integration.
• Presenting technical work at meetings with both clients and colleagues.
• Identifying potential opportunities for additional work on current and related projects.
• Playing a part in the day-to-day activities of the team, and helping organise team events and meetings.
Rewards and Benefits
In return we offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to develop and learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment.