Landscape Architecture Industrial Placement

AECOM · Competitive · South East England

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We are currently seeking Landscape Architect Placement Students to support our planning and design teams. This role will suit a self-motivated individual looking to develop their career in an award-winning team that’s growing and at the forefront of innovation within the wider business.

We would be interested to hear from applicants seeking either a part-time or full-time role fixed term placement role to be based in one of the locations above.

We’ll consider students with excellent design skills and a desire to gain experience in UK-based, LVIA and landscape planning work.

As a member of one of the UK’s largest and most diverse landscape practices, you’ll work on a range of regionally significant projects, including exemplar regeneration, environmental enhancement and infrastructure schemes, as well as ground-breaking national and international projects.

You’ll be supported in expanding your experience and developing your career within a structured, friendly team environment.


Job Accountabilities

You should be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of technical expertise to carry out the following:

  • Excellent design skills
  • Ability to innovate and develop inspirational ideas to resolve complex project issues
  • Assist in project management responsibilities, including contractual, financial and programme management under the supervision of senior colleagues
  • Ability and personality to establish strong working relationships with other members of Landscape team and with multi-disciplinary teams across the business
  • Clear communication, including the ability to write concise technical reports and contribute to conference calls, meetings and workshops
  • Produce drawings and other technical documentation using appropriate software, with necessary level of detail as required at various stages of development for LVIA, planning and design projects
  • Assist in compiling tender submissions



  • This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an established and successful consultancy.



Minimum Requirements

  • Working towards a Degree or Master’s in landscape architecture
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK legal and planning system (or Irish) with respect to landscape architecture
  • Experience of working / desire to work on high-quality landscape and /or townscape and visual impact assessments and appraisals
  • Fluency in English, excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience of some or all of the following: AutoCAD; Adobe Creative Cloud; ArcGIS; AutoCAD Civils 3D; Revit; and ProjectWise

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous relevant work experience in a year out capacity from recognised Landscape practice would be beneficial but not essential
  • Full driving licence

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