Senior Landscape Architect



The National Environment Assessment Service (NEAS)
33,990 - 42,109
Location: Solihull or Exeter

We're looking for an experienced Senior Landscape Architect to join our small team that provide technical advice and guidance on landscape issues to the Environment Agency.

The National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) is a successful business orientated group within the Environment Agency, project managing the environmental impact of the Environment Agency's own multi-million pound capital and revenue flood risk management schemes and strategies.

The role will provide advice to project teams developing capital schemes and strategies, primarily to manage flood risk. This will include defining the scope and input to procurement and bid evaluation and quality assuring landscape and environmental design consultancy work.

Your advice will help manage landscape risks to projects and deliver innovative cost-effective environmental outcomes to major civil engineering/infrastructure projects. Applicants should have a good knowledge and experience of strategic and landscape planning, green infrastructure, landscape design and contract administration. You'll be qualified to at least post-graduate standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with a minimum of 6 years professional experience.

You will need to have effective communication and influencing skills and be able to work as a key adviser to project teams. As a national specialist you will work within a team of dedicated landscape architects, heritage, SEA and EIA expert advisers.

The post is a full time, permanent contract with the Environment Agency. The post will involve working across the West of England and is based in Environment Agency offices in either Solihull or Exeter. The post will also require work with technical colleagues in other areas, so will require regular travel and some overnight stays. As a result the post requires a full UK driving licence.

For more information please contact Ed Wilson at NEAS_REC@environment-agency.gov.uk. To apply, please visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/jobs (link is external) and search for 4174.

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Closing date: Saturday 25th March 2017

posted: 23 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.