We’re looking for an experienced Senior Landscape Architect to join our National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) to provide technical advice and guidance on landscape issues to the Environment Agency. NEAS oversee the effective management of environmental risk on our Flood Risk Management projects and identify and help deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place. You will play an important role in helping the Environment Agency reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK by 2021. Your contribution will be key to ensuring that the flood projects are delivered with attention to landscape impacts and relevant consents secured to help deliver positive outcomes for people and wildlife.
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, identify opportunities 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, strategic landscape approaches for developing multiple outcomes, landscape design, and contract administration. You’ll be qualified to at least 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. You will work within a team of dedicated landscape architects, heritage, SEA and EIA expert advisers.
The posts are permanent contracts with the Environment Agency. Whilst advertised as full time positions, please note that we encourage applications from those who may only wish to work part-time. The posts will involve working across a geographical Unit and also require working with technical colleagues in other Units.