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Principle Landscape Architect

  • Location:

    Ipswich

  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

  • Contact email:

    tfrancis@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    TFR404_1631110518

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-08

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Principle Landscape Architect
Ipswich
£50,000

The Job
To manage all aspects of Landscape design to the required standards within the Architectural Design Studio for our client.

Team leader:

Lead the Landscape team, supporting the business, team and colleagues to achieve maximum potential
Manage the team effectively with adherence to commercial performance and resource management via productivity and time methods
Support the Associates and Directors, linking effectively and proactively with other teams within the company
Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus
Take ownership for own personal development
Support the professional development of team members

Customer service:

Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact
This includes responding to internal and external enquiries (via face-to-face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)
Liaise professionally with current and potential clients
Work collaboratively with other professionals within the company and also with third party consultants/contractors/suppliers
Provide an initial point of escalation for issues both internally and externally to support the team, the business and the clients

Measures of success:

Feedback from team members and line manager
Performance Objectives
Contribution to service
Team performance
Service improvements suggested
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of systems and processes
Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Feedback from staff and managers
Service delivery indicators
Customer feedback
Director feedback

It's essential you have:

Post-graduate degree in Landscape Architecture or equivalent
Have five+ years professional experience as a Landscape Architect
Chartered member of the Landscape Institute (desirable)
Good design and drawing skills
A keen interest in the environment
Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of other professionals
An understanding of the relationship between people, buildings and the wider environment
Microsoft Office proficiency
CAD proficiency

Business delivery:

Be the authority for Landscape design matters (Conceptual/Technical/Compliance)
Pro-actively seek to improve the Landscape studios' design processes
Actively contribute to conversations with clients over landscape design matters
Ensure projects are completed on budget and to schedule, overseeing and resolving any issues that may arise
Take full responsibility of allocated project work
Preparing and managing scheme designs and specifications for the completion of projects
Prepare and present feasibility reports and high quality design proposals to the client
Ensure the Landscape teams work meets the required expectations and quality standards
Cultivate new business clients and retain existing clients
Work around constraining factors such as planning legislation, building regulations, environmental impact and project budget
Prepare applications for planning
Produce BIM compliant working drawings and specifications
Choose materials to be used and the requirements for the project, based on site and environmental criteria
React and resolve issues which arise during the pre-design/design construction/post-construction stages of a project

Business strategy:

Assist with leading the Landscape team strategy for the business
Develop and deliver a team business plan linked to the companies strategic business plan
To have a sound understanding of the companies strategic business plan, providing support accordingly
Cultivate new business clients and retain existing clients

BIM roles and responsibilities:

Ensuring Asset Information requirements and/or MIDP requirements set out in the Employers Information Requirements are delivered on a BIM project
Enable reliable information exchange through a common data environment
Overall lead for configuration management and project outputs
Populate the information exchange format for the information model
Production of design outputs related to a discipline-specific, package-based or time-based task
Undertake clash detection process and liaise with design team
Produce BIM compliant working drawings and specifications
Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
Assure delivery of information exchanges
Coordinated delivery of all design information
Enable integration and co-ordination of information within information model
Manage information development and information approvals
Confirm Design Deliverables
Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
Direct the production of task information using agreed systems
Propose resolutions to co-ordination clashes
Accept / reject information exchanges within the common data Environment
Oversee team to ensure compliance of their job responsibilities

How you act:

Professional, friendly and honest - builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
Attention to detail - able to deliver clear and accurate information
Team worker - you work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
Service deliverer - you focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
Shows initiative - you come up with ways of improving how we do things
Well organised - you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
Willing to learn - you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
Flexible attitude - you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service

Communication:

Discuss the objectives, requirements and budget of a project
Liaise with construction professionals on the feasibility of potential projects
Create a positive and professional first impression of our client
Communicate with all staff efficiently
Work closely with teams of other professionals such as Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Architectural Assistants
Travel regularly to construction sites, proposed locations and client meetings
Lead on introducing more efficient and joined up projects and processes