AECOM Landscape Architects in Multiple Locations - Manchester / Chesterfield / Birmingham, United Kingdom

Business Line Environment

Position Title Landscape Architects

United Kingdom - West Midlands

Multiple Locations - Manchester / Chesterfield / Birmingham

Job Summary

AECOM is looking to recruit landscape architects into our Manchester, Birmingham and Chesterfield offices, following several major project wins. Roles exist at graduate (Chesterfield/Birmingham), senior (Manchester/Chesterfield) and principal (Birmingham) levels. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver projects from initial planning through to final completion. The successful candidates will join a large national team of landscape architects committed to delivering high quality work on time and within budget. You will be offered support to expand your experience and develop within a structured, friendly team environment. We encourage career development and offer mentoring on the Pathway to Chartership.

We work from modern offices with a multi-disciplinary focus with the opportunity to work alongside other professions and contribute to shared project objectives. Our offices are predominantly located close to easy access by public transport. Our private and public sector clients include Highways England, HS2, the Environment Agency and numerous Local Authorities.


Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local and national infrastructure improvements for major clients. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

  • HS2 Phase 2b landscape and visual assessment

  • HS2 Independent Assessor of Plant Material

  • HS2 Phase 1 – West Midlands metropolitan section assessment and mitigation design and enabling works contract

  • Detailed design and implementation of public realm for University of Salford as part of major transformational change to the campus

  • Detailed design and contract administration for six streets in Leicester’s heritage quarter

  • Neighbourhood planning – urban design studies and creation of new spaces and connectivity within towns

  • Oakham High Street - design options and subsequent detail design and implementation for enhancement

  • Public realm strategy for Paisley town centre as part of their bid for City of Culture 2021

  • Detail design for a major residential project in York on former industrial land.

  • Leicester flood conveyance design and implementation on multiple sites within the city centre

  • M54/M6 landscape and visual impact assessment for a new highway

  • SHLAA housing assessments for local authorities in Nottinghamshire

  • LVIA of numerous development types – from minerals to retail.

Minimum Requirements

  • You will have good technical and communication skills appropriate for the level of appointment

  • Evidence of ability to work in a team, and for senior posts to manage the workload of others

  • You will be able to demonstrate experience or understanding of Health and Safety compliance and for senior posts to review and approve risk assessments

  • You will have a flexible approach to supporting the existing teams, which is likely to involve travel to sites and potentially full days in the field

  • Good photoshop, ACAD and word skills as well as attention to detail and compliance with file naming and filing conventions.

  • Ability to make judgments based on site survey, analysis of development proposals and justify conclusions on likely effects and appropriate mitigation.

  • Driving licence essential for all posts

Preferred Qualifications

For graduate posts you will have a degree/post graduate qualification in landscape architecture and, for more senior roles, Chartered member of the Landscape Institute

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157237BR