Chartered/senior landscape architect

Location: Birmingham, UK
Added on: 15 Jan 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Mar 2024

BDP is hiring a chartered/senior landscape architect to join its team in Manchester, Sheffield or Birmingham, UK.

About the role

BDP’s landscape architect profession is continuing to grow due to securing a number of exciting and challenging projects. As a core discipline of BDP, the landscape profession is able to drive positive urban change through our integrated approach to design; creating places for people to experience and enjoy.

In the North of England our landscape team have recently been appointed by the National Trust to develop concept proposals for Phase 2 of the Castlefield Viaduct project in Manchester and continue to work on a wide variety of landscape-led projects across the UK and internationally. We are therefore seeking a chartered/senior landscape architect to join our team, working out of any of our Northern studios (Manchester, Sheffield or Birmingham).

Candidates will need to have strong design and technical skills and contribute to our large, evolving and exciting programme of work. As a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists, BDP offers a unique opportunity to work on a range of high-profile projects within multi-disciplinary project teams.

Teamwork is at the core of our approach, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate and support other members of our landscape team in the design and delivery of a broad range of projects.

About you:

  • have a degree in landscape architecture
  • be a chartered member of the landscape institute
  • have an attractive hand drawing style or equivalent skill in quickly visualising designs for clients in 3D
  • have excellent design and communication skills and capable of transmitting your passion for landscape architecture to clients, other professions and the broader team
  • have an in-depth working knowledge of 2D and 3D drafting packages, and ability in, or the aptitude to utilise, Revit
  • have detailed knowledge of landscape design and a keen interest in creating high quality and sustainable places
  • be results driven, enjoy challenging opportunities, have a positive attitude and are resourceful
  • have the potential to mentor others
  • be organised, have the ability to work to, and achieve, tight deadlines and will be able to work collaboratively with people at all levels and from all backgrounds
  • have a high degree of integrity, respect and sense of responsibility
  • be keen to develop your personal and professional skills in a supportive environment

About us

BDP is a continuous collective of architects, engineers, designers and urbanists. We design at every scale from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, streets and buildings to specialist, bespoke light and acoustic installations.

We are place makers who work at every stage of the design process from visioning to briefing to design, delivery and operation. We respond to the demands of our dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross-discipline design thinking that spans all of life’s activities, protects the environment and enhances social value.

Harnessing our collective ethos, the spirit of BDP is about making places for people. Our structure and governance as a global network of federated city studios create design hubs that are connected to the cities, regions and communities they serve. As part of the Nippon Koei Group, we fuse our passion for architecture and engineering with user-centred design and large-scale infrastructure projects to deliver world-class solutions for better, more prosperous places.

BDP offers

In return, BDP can offer you a wide range of learning opportunities to encourage personal and professional career development. From sponsorship to profession-led events, we also offer annual appraisals and a mentoring programme which is supported by our online internal learning platform.

We are committed to being an employer of choice and offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package as well as interesting work, a rewarding and friendly environment, excellent office space and a respect for the work-life balance of our people through hybrid working. All employees can participate in BDP’s stakeholder pension arrangement to which the company contributes, the BDP profit share scheme and tax-efficient smart benefits, life insurance, long term sickness insurance, private medical insurance and health screening, interest-free season ticket loans and enhanced maternity and paternity provision, plus many more.

We offer regular international and studio-based social, sporting and charitable activities. Some recent events include themed month-end socials, a hiking club, weekly complimentary yoga, wellbeing webinars and toolbox talks. Our variety of employee forums drives the development of new ideas, giving everyone the platform to have a voice and be heard.

To find out in more detail about what BDP can offer you, please visit our career page.

To apply

Please apply via our career page. You will then need to complete the online application form and attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (less than 400 words) outlining how your skills and experience match the requirements for the above job description. Please also provide a sample portfolio that demonstrates examples of your work. Once submitted, your application will then be passed on to the recruiting director(s) for review. If successful, you will be notified by our system inviting you to an interview.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly. BDP also operates a hybrid working policy.

No agency or third-party applications, please.

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