2022 UK Graduate Landscape Architect Career Path

Mott Macdonald · Competitive · Weavering
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Our award-winning landscape architecture and urban design team has an opportunity for a Landscape Architect to join the team assisting with nationally important infrastructure projects and high-profile urban regeneration. We work flexibility across the practice working as one team from six offices around the UK including Cambridge, Croydon, Glasgow, Leeds, London or Southampton.

The role requires a candidate with a passion for landscape and the wider environment, with good technical ability to support the team in the delivery of design and technical projects. As a practice, we aim to create amazing and resilient places for people, by developing designs and solutions that deliver multiple benefits for people and the environment. We have accredited Building with Nature assessors and we were the first engineering company in the world to be certified as carbon neutral for its global operations.

You will take responsibility for completing packages of work, reporting to a senior team member on a range of design, technical and assessment projects. You will take an active role in supporting our team delivering multi- disciplinary projects for key internal and external clients.

In addition to this, the candidates typical duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the delivery of high-quality design projects, technical designs and management

of multi-disciplinary teams from project inception through to completion. * Assisting in the production of conceptual, detailed and associated contract drawings, presentation drawings,

  • schedules, specifications and photomontages for landscape and urban design projects.
  • Raising the profile of landscape architecture and urban design in Mott MacDonald through
  • Contributing to Mott MacDonald early career professional network and attending events.
  • Supporting the Landscape Design Team in undertaking site surveys in support of Environmental Assessments
  • and the analysis and development of landscape and environmental improvement schemes.
  • Assisting in the production of conceptual and detailed designs and associated contract

drawings, presentation drawings, schedules and specifications for landscape and urban design improvement schemes. * Providing AutoCAD and/or Revit and other graphic support.

  • Delivering to the required quality standards in accordance with the current Quality Management Procedures.

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About this graduate scheme - is it the right one for you?

A graduate scheme should be more than just job. We know this and so do you. Thats why with our graduate programme, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.

From the moment you join us, youll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. Well support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with your chosen institution.

What else is involved?

With our innovative graduate development portal, you will be able to effectively track and plan your personal and professional development online.

Youll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year development programme which develops the strengths that we know graduates need to be successful at Mott MacDonald. It also gives you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. The programme is a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars and business challenges. We understand that each persons career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individuals development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

Youre probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and youll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, youll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that youre given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, youll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. Thats why with our flexible plan, youll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

Our social side

Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, theres a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in.

From the moment you join us, youll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether its meeting other graduates or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day. Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. Were committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

Its worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in whats already on offer, dont be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.

It doesnt stop there. As well as events, youll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.

To apply for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months experience and have a degree or are expected to achieve one of the following degree disciplines:

  • Landscape Architecture

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

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