Senior Landscape Architect – 12764
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Kings Meadow House
Staff Grade 5
Environment & Sustainability
We’re looking for experienced Senior Landscape Architects to join National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) to provide technical advice and guidance on landscape issues to the Environment Agency. You will play an important role in helping the Environment Agency reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK by 2021. Your contribution will be key to ensuring that the flood projects are delivered with attention to landscape impacts and relevant consents secured to help deliver positive outcomes for people and wildlife.
The role will provide advice to project teams developing capital schemes and strategies, primarily to manage flood risk. This will include defining the scope and input to procurement and bid evaluation and quality assuring landscape and environmental design consultancy work. Your advice will help manage landscape risks to projects, identify opportunities and deliver innovative, cost-effective environmental outcomes to major civil engineering infrastructure projects.
NEAS are responsible for the input of high quality environmental and sustainability advice to collaborative Project Delivery Teams principally at project development stages to ensure that environmental landscape risks are identified and appropriate measures are put in place to mitigate and reduce risk to acceptable levels. A critical role of NEAS is to identify opportunities to enhance the environment for people and wildlife and liaise with environmental stakeholders to get their buy in.
Applicants should have a good knowledge and experience of strategic and landscape planning, green infrastructure, landscape design and contract administration. You’ll be qualified to at least graduate standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (or working towards) with a minimum of 6 years professional experience. You will need to have effective communication and influencing skills and be able to work as a key adviser to project teams. You will work within a team of dedicated landscape architects, heritage, SEA and EIA expert advisers.
Contact and additional information
For further information please contact Linda Philpott:
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27/10/2019, 23:55 hours
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Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment
Appreciates the impact that activities have on the environment and identifies ways to protect and preserve the environment for the future and limit negative environmental impact
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes and without, compromising quality or accuracy.
Role specific license requirements
Role specific professional membership requirements
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (or working towards)
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.
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