Our government client is currently looking for a Senior Landscape Architect for a 12 months contract at £500pd inside IR35.
Role: Senior Landscape Architect
Contract Length: 12 months with a possibility of extension
Location: Flexible - remote working
Pay Rate to Candidate per day: £500 (Umbrella)
- Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with a minimum of six years post CMLI experience.
- Sound knowledge and experience of landscape planning, design and construction, green infrastructure, and of strategic landscape approaches for developing and delivering multiple environmental and social benefits
- Effective communication and influencing skills are required as well as an ability to work as a key adviser within, and to, project teams and within a NEAS team of dedicated landscape architects, heritage, SEA and EIA expert advisers who make an important contribution to the planning and delivery of our projects and programmes.
Interview Process: Online via Teams
This role provides the landscape architecture support to enable delivery of river and coastal flood risk projects and strategies, which meet national standards. In addition the post holder will provide expert advice on environmental and sustainability issues to clients to ensure projects and programmes meet wider objectives and are compliant with our agreed ways of working.
The consultancy advice supplied will ensure we take full account of our landscape duties and Corporate Plan requirements, including out carbon targets, when appraising, designing and constructing our schemes. The role is to provide advice to project teams developing capital schemes and strategies, primarily to manage flood risk. This will include in being proactively involved in defining the scope and input to procurement and bid evaluation and quality assuring landscape and environmental design consultancy work. The “Bought in Service” (BIS) consultant will form a key member of a wider “virtual team” of landscape architects in other NEAS teams based elsewhere in England. Your advice will help manage landscape risks to projects, identify opportunities and deliver innovative, cost-effective environmental outcomes to major civil engineering infrastructure projects.
Applicants should have a good knowledge and experience of strategic and landscape scale planning, green infrastructure, strategic approaches for developing multiple outcomes, landscape design and a thorough understanding of the requirements progressing to the preparation of landscape contract documentation and administration. 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. The consultant will be expected to support landscape visioning work in the north working closely with the NEAS Landscape Visioning Lead and the local Senior Landscape Architects.
1. Provide specialist guidance to operational teams in order to influence compliance with Environment Agency policy / legislation / best practice ways of working and contribute to the delivery of flood and coastal erosion risk management projects.
2. Keep up to date on changing legislation / best practice internally and externally, to inform internal priorities and appropriate alignment.
3. Lead or participate in projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing functional / specialist input to pro-actively manage environmental risk, and seek opportunities for efficiencies, partnership working and funding, socio-environmental improvements and sustainable outcomes.
4. Build and sustain effective relationships with operational customers and partners (such as FCRM Area teams, EA Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology, PCM project managers, EA suppliers) to understand issues and provide effective response / steer to manage risk and support project development and progression.
5. Ensure all reporting procedures are adhered to standards.
6. Update the NEAS Senior Landscape Architect / Principal Landscape Architect and Team Leader on a regular basis (monthly summary report +/or Project Service Plan/s) on progress, issues and their input to the projects they are working on.
- Achieves Results
- Legislative Knowledge
- Environmental Awareness
- Focuses on efficiency, innovation and quality Educational Requirements Educated at least to degree and graduate level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
Professional Qualifications Requirements Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with a minimum of six years post CMLI experience.
The BIS consultant should have sound knowledge and experience of landscape planning, design and construction, green infrastructure, and of strategic landscape approaches for developing and delivering multiple environmental and social benefits
Effective communication and influencing skills are required as well as an ability to work as a key adviser within, and to, project teams and within a NEAS team of dedicated landscape architects, heritage, SEA and EIA expert advisers who make an important contribution to the planning and delivery of our projects and programmes.
Essential Additional Information
Work will be across a geographic region and so regular travel will be required. Whilst the Agency’s preferred policy is for public transport, some driving may be required and so a UK driving licence is desirable.