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Associate / Principal Landscape Architect, Bristol

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The Opportunity
We are recruiting for an Associate or Principal Landscape Architect to join our Landscape Team in Bristol, to provide landscape consultancy advice and work on a rapidly expanding range of projects. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and expertise by joining a growing business area and part of PBA’s successful Environment Group. 

We are looking for candidates who are competent landscape planners and who share our desire to work with clients and stakeholders to create excellent places which provide multiple benefits to people, communities and the environment.   

A registered practice with the Landscape Institute, our landscape team works on projects which require collaboration with other environmental specialists and multiple discipline experts across the business. Our projects include some nationally significant development, infrastructure and regeneration projects, which offer the opportunity to deliver effective and creative development solutions.

The successful candidate will provide direct support to the landscape team leader, contributing to, and growing, our flourishing landscape planning portfolio. The role includes preparation of fee proposals, financial management and mentoring junior staff. There is opportunity to influence and help shape the growth of the landscape business at PBA, now part of Stantec, as well as opportunity to progress in your career. 

The technical focus of the role is to provide landscape planning support to projects for a wide range of developments throughout the UK. In addition, the role includes leading and managing the landscape input to projects for clients and cultivating strong client and project team relationships, where you are the day-to-day contact providing rounded and high-quality consultancy advice. You will be encouraged to innovate and work with clients and other disciplines to create sustainable value for our clients and communities. 
About You
Our ideal candidate is a confident and motivated landscape architect with significant post-qualification UK project experience, who is a proactive team player and has excellent interpersonal skills. The candidate is required to have:
Proven experience of undertaking LVIAs and appraisals, in support of planning applications;
Excellent analytical and technical abilities, being well-organised and able to be flexible in their approach to tasks and collaborations;
Confidence in client interactions and building effective relationships;
An established network of contacts;
A good knowledge of environmental planning issues, beyond the discipline of landscape architecture, and environmental impact assessment;
Excellent communication and writing skills, with the ability to compile and check reports;
Experience of managing others.

It will be advantageous, but not essential, to have:
Experience in undertaking townscape assessments;
Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute (CMLI);
Expert Witness experience.
About PBA
We are an ambitious and enterprising team of multi-disciplinary consultants. Consistently ranked as an industry leader for training and development, we actively support and encourage your professional growth, enabling you to continually develop and realise your full potential. This typically translates into a stimulating project workload, collaborating with colleagues in different disciplines, driving highly innovative solutions for clients. We are looking for people that are seeking personal growth in dynamic, exceptionally motivated project teams.

Our journey of growth is set to exponentially accelerate with the recent announcement that we are joining forces with Stantec, a global consulting business, with a team of over 300 environmental consultants in the UK. This is a significant game changing move, with an increase in opportunity as we join forces, and maximise collaboration opportunities. Now is a great time to join our team as we move forward into our next stage of growth.

We offer a competitive salary and flexible benefits package, which includes contributory pension plan, discretionary bonus scheme and flexible benefits allowance.

We are focused on recruiting the best ecologists to join our team, and are supportive of flexible working arrangements, including working at home.
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PBA is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.