Graduate Landscape Architect

Greater Manchester, UK

My client, a growing Landscape Architecture Practice based in the heart of Manchester, is looking for a talented Graduate Landscape Architect to join their busy team. This practice offer specialist, high quality services including Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Masterplanning and Landscape Design to client projects throughout the region. This organisation work with a varied client group from private clients to local authorities, to deliver expert services to sectors including commercial and industrial, health and education, residential developments, sports and leisure and green infrastructure.


To be considered for the position of Graduate Landscape Architect, you will be expected to meet the following requirements:

* A degree and post-graduate qualification in Landscape Architecture
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills; confident liaising with a range of clients and colleagues
* Strong design and creative flair and a commitment to quality awareness
* Demonstrable hand drawing skills
* Strong working knowledge of industry standard software, e.g. AutoCAD, Sketch Up and Adobe Creative Suite
* Knowledge and understanding of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) work
* Ability to work well independently as well as within a larger team
* Ability to work well under pressure, within given time and budget constraints
* Experience assiting with the coordination and management of projects of varying scales

Role Responsibilities

Working as a Graduate Landscape Architect, your role will include:

* Conducting site visits and surveying landscapes with subsequent design processes and LVIA work in mind
* Developing masterplans and detailed design drawings
* Preparing LVIAs to the highest possible standards
* Preparing detailed design layouts for various hard and soft landscapes
* Involvement with preparing tenders and fee proposals
* Liaising with a varied client group, maintaining excellent working relationships and spotting opportunities for follow up work
* Producing quality drawn and written material, by hand and computer aided, that meet the client’s standards

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package, a friendly and supportive working environment and excellent training and progression opportunities.

For more information or for further vacancies within the landscape or ecology sector, please contact Gemma Seaman of Penguin Recruitment directly on 01792 365 002. Alternatively, you can send an email and we’ll call you back. Emails to:

KEYWORDS: landscape, landscape architect, landscape design, design, LVIA, impact assessment, consultancy, AutoCAD, CAD, graduate, Manchester

published: 01 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.