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Principal Landscape Architect

Principal Landscape Architect

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Landscape Architect to work in our Reading office. We are seeking an exceptionally talent, chartered Landscape Architect to help us design over 500 hectares of multifunctional green space associated with the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport - one of the UK's biggest ever construction projects. 


The successful candidate will become part of a friendly, dynamic, award-winning landscape team which is passionate about creating captivating spaces that enrich people's lives and help to combat challenging environmental and social issues. 


The expansion of Heathrow represents a unique opportunity to create a substantial legacy over 500 hectares of new and enhanced green space around the airport; including new public open space set within a rich tapestry of new and improved habitats and watercourses. 


Key Responsibilities


You will assist in developing design proposals, co-ordinating with others, attending meetings and undertaking consultation with stakeholders. The role requires proven design and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team. You will assist in seeking technical input from other disciplines to deliver carefully considered, well integrated, world class solutions for this extremely high profile project. You will also be an excellent staff manager; supporting the project lead in managing and guiding more junior members of the team to produce high quality work. 


Skills / Qualifications

The multidisciplinary nature of our business gives us direct access to a wealth of in-house technical knowledge and experience which we utilise to sensitively integrate development into the natural world and create climate-resilient, resource-efficient, bio-diverse places that enable people and nature to thrive. 


As well as providing exciting  and challenging project work, we offer a friendly working environment where you will be supported in reaching your career goals while maintaining a healthy work / life balance. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package, subject to experience. 


Qualifications Required

  • Postgraduate qualification in Landscape Architecture 
  • Charter membership of the Landscape Institute
  • Relevant postgraduate experience
  • A UK driving licence is required


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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