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We have one single purpose that has held good for 40 years: to make great places where people belong. 

Join us now and you’ll be arriving at an incredibly exciting time as we move towards Employee Ownership.  What you will find is a friendly and supportive team shaped by our values, where you can thrive. 

We work as one team from eight offices dotted around the UK, in London, Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford and Peterborough.  Each office has its own personality formed by the people and place. All are great spaces within which to learn and develop.

Your approach is as important as your skills. We’re eager to hear from people who have the ambition and energy to match ours, and who want to add their expertise to our highly collaborative team.

We offer excellent remuneration, but know there’s more to a great place to work than the salary. We’ve devised a strong benefits package. This includes taking a flexible approach to our working day, with around 20 per cent of our team enjoy flexible contracts with us.

Our people make us special and we work hard to ensure they know this, whether that’s supporting our graduates with their professional qualifications, offering sabbaticals to those who want to explore the world or offering generous benefits to our new parents – our maternity, paternity and shared parental leave all provide the same company pay.

Interested? Then find out more. We have the following vacancies:

We are involved in the UK’s most exciting development projects, ranging from nationally significant transport infrastructure and renewable energy development to new settlements and urban regeneration.

We are looking for someone with a special blend of skills combining landscape architecture with assessment and green infrastructure planning to join our talented and motivated team.

You will be a landscape architect or be able to display relevant experience in practice and have excellent communication skills and creative flair.  You’ll be keen to develop in both technical and professional areas, and we will support you in this endeavour.

You can expect to enjoy a challenging and varied role and will typically divide your time between authoring and providing input to a range of studies, assessments, technical documents, site work, and creative collaboration as part of our exciting team culture. You’ll share our passion for context-led design and will be expected to apply your understanding of landscape to a range of social and environmental drivers to achieving well planned and designed developments at all scales – from new public realm to nationally significant infrastructure.

You will have two to four years’ experience working in a consultancy and be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of landscape planning work including LVIA, Landscape assessment and capacity studies
  • An interest in context led green infrastructure and environmental design and management
  • Good written skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact comfortably with people at all levels and across multiple disciplines

A knowledge of and demonstrable abilities in GIS, graphics software and/or AutoCAD is desirable but not essential.

This is a full-time post. However, please talk to us if you would like to work flexibly and we will also consider job share/part-time arrangements. We are also open to where this role is based. Our landscape planning team is predominantly in Oxford and Peterborough, but this role could suit somebody working from one of our other studios or looking for a home-based role. We will provide the support and mentoring to ensure you feel part of our team, wherever you are based. 

If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please contact Ruth Knight on 01733 310471 or Ian Houlston on 01865 887050.  Otherwise please send your CV, portfolio and an example of a report/LVIA you have authored to Anne South at recruitment@lda-design.co.uk.

We are looking for a senior landscape architect to join our Cambridge team to lead on landscape design and public realm projects locally, nationally and internationally. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong design skills, drive and enthusiasm for their work and for design in general.

You’ll need to have:

  • Good experience with all RIBA stages, project running, team leading, and consultant liaison are all very important for this position.
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Rhino and ideally Revit.

Chartered status with the Landscape Institute or equivalent professional body is also desirable.

The Cambridge team is new and ambitious, and the successful candidate will play a significant role in its development by shaping and strengthening the studio’s combined skills, capacity and character.

The Cambridge studio is supported by, but also contributes into, a larger and established entity with a rich and diverse set of resources and expertise. LDA Design is currently in an exciting transition phase into employee ownership and we pride ourselves as a people first company.

Please email your CV, a brief statement introducing yourself and a portfolio of reference projects that illustrate your experience and your personal design work (5Mb max) to Anne South at recruitment@lda-design.co.uk

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please email your CV, a brief introduction to who you are and why you do what you do, and a portfolio showcasing some of your best work (5MB max) for the attention of Anne South at recruitment@lda-design.co.uk 

Please state which role and studio you are applying for and confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.

No recruitment agencies, please. Thank you.

LDA Design is an equal opportunities employer. We are ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 accredited.

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