- Pay Rate: £17.52 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
- This opening assignment is for 6-7 months
- Cambridge, CB2 3QJ
To assist in the provision of an effective, high quality and comprehensive Landscape Service, in accordance with required objectives to maintain and enhance the quality of the City’s environment.
To act as an advisor on landscape issues with regard to Development Control and the Growth Agenda including the analysis and responses to masterplans, landscape details and other planning application information.
To negotiate with developers and their consultants in issues related to landscape to ensure the best possible outcomes for the Council and the City.
To have input into and comment on strategic planning documents such as the Local Plan, design codes etc. which give guidance to the future development of the City.
To assist in providing landscape advice and input into relevant landscape planning policies.
To ensure that all input and guidance given related to development control is in accordance with national and Council planning policy as well as best practice.
To promote good practice in landscape issues and ensure they are appropriately represented and addressed and in particular within the Growth Agenda and Development Control.
To design a variety of hard and soft landscape schemes with due regard to best practice as well as the design brief, public consultation, timetable, procedures, maintenance implications and costs specified by clients.
To prepare high quality drawings, schedules and contract documentation and to place orders for works in compliance with standing orders.
To audit and monitor the implementation of ground works, planting works and minor fencing and paving works on site on behalf of the client and to monitor, with appropriate Project Officers, construction works.
Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.
- Your address (including post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Degree or Post Graduate qualification in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design or equivalent
- Proven post qualification experience at an appropriate level working on the design and implementation of landscape projects.
- Working towards Chartered Landscape Architect status and Member of the Landscape Institute.
- Fully conversant with current environmental legislation, regulation and guidance, including CDM and Health and Safety.
- Experience of working within current planning legislation.
- Experience of commenting upon and dealing with planning applications.
- Good organisational skills.
- Ability to manage conflicting demands and pressures on self and other members of the team.
- Creative thinking and ability to generate ideas.
- High quality drawing and presentation skills both written and oral. Including:
- Experience of writing and presenting well written reports to a range of audiences.
- Proven ability to provide an input to key meetings.
- Ability to communicate with the public and key stakeholders.
- Negotiating skills to secure agreements
- Good IT skills (Computer aided design, MS Project, PowerPoint etc)
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via email@example.com but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:
Temporary Landscape Architect – Environmental Services
Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.
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