We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Townscape consultant/ landscape architect with up to 7 years’ experience to join our urban design and major projects workgroup. The team supports both development projects and land promotion for both external clients and in-house planning teams covering a wide range of sectors (including housing, education, retail, leisure, sport and infrastructure). The focus of the role is supporting the preparation of townscape/landscape character assessments, urban design and context appraisals, analysing the visual effects of development and providing townscape and urban design advice on emerging schemes. Depending on candidates interest and aptitude there may be the opportunity to get involved in masterplanning and urban design projects.
Lichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK and is recognised as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Property’ by Property Week magazine. We are looking for bright, creative and committed people who can deliver high quality assessments for our clients.
We are owned by an employee benefit trust and run and managed for the benefit of its staff with no obligations to external shareholders. Our profits are reinvested into the business and shared with staff through bonuses.
The role involves the preparation of desk top published and word based reports (including Environmental Statement Chapters) together with associated 2 and 3D graphics. You can expect to undertake fieldwork and research, provide analysis and advice on Townscape/Landscape/ Visual effects of development proposals, liaise with internal and external clients, co-ordinate inputs from sub-consultants, GIS and visualisation specialists, contribute to internal project management and winning work.
More information on our urban design and T/LVIA services can be found here.
We expect all candidates to have at least a 2:1 or equivalent at first degree and full information on A level, GCSE and other qualifications should be provided. Candidates are most likely to have a background in architecture, landscape architecture or planning with a secondary qualification in urban design, however candidates with different degrees but relevant experience will be considered.
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the technical aspects of townscape and/or landscape and visual impact assessment (T/LVIA) and an understanding of the UK planning system. Strong analytical and report writing skills and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD is required as well as being a competent photographer. An understanding of 3D graphics or GIS programmes and interest in innovative techniques would be an advantage. For more experienced candidates, Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute or Recognised Urban Design Practitioner status will be an advantage.
Lichfields offers a highly competitive benefits package which is subject to negotiation. We are a very sociable company and it’s a great place to work.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.