Landscape Architecture Graduate Scheme 2019 - Infrastructure
As a Graduate Landscape Architect within Atkins, you will work towards delivering a diverse range of high-profile landscape, public realm and environmentally focussed projects for both public and private sectors.
Our philosophy is centred on creating distinctive and stimulating solutions that have a strong identity, design and aesthetic; and that respond to existing site characteristics. We have delivered exciting proposals from concept feasibility through to planning and full implementation on the ground. Our work is always well considered and driven by meaningful dialogue with our clients. We are mindful of the demands of the people who use the spaces, the clients who pay for them and the teams who maintain them in the long term. Our practice wide team of over 70 landscape architects, urban designers and masterplanners work throughout the UK and internationally, delivering award-winning and inspiring designs that transform people’s lives.
Whatever your ambitions, we feel we have a role to match your passion, while our training will help you towards achieving Chartered status and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.
What you’ll be doing
With a Master’s/post-graduate degree in landscape architecture and a passion for design, you’ll work with a diverse team of specialists across different regions for research, design and planning on high-profile projects – some of our recent examples include Glasgow waterfront, Morecambe Promenade, Birmingham New Street Station, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Hampstead Heath.
Key activities will involve:
- Assisting in the production of conceptual and detailed designs - associated contract drawings, presentation drawings, schedules and specifications for landscape and urban design improvement schemes.
- Develop illustrative graphics, images and visual presentations to prepare base plans.Providing input into the production of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments [LVIA] and associated planning documents through site surveys and analysis.
- Analyse the environmental impact of a proposed development plans and determine the best use of each site.
Where you’ll be based
Opportunities are available in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Epsom, London, Leeds and Warrington
Who we’re looking for
- Talented graduates with/expecting a Master’s/post-graduate degree (or equivalent) in Landscape Architecture.
- Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyze problems and create innovative solutions.
- Ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status
- Strong interpersonal and team working skills.
- Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and working knowledge of 3D software packages. Revit, Civil 3D or VectorWorks will be an advantage.
- Understanding and experience of BIM and previous exposure to landscape design is preferable.
- Good technical and communication skills and an understanding in site surveying and LVIA.
- A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK and possibly abroad.
Rewards and Benefits
If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of Infrastructure. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:
- A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
- Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins. With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete
- A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
- 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days per year
- 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
- Assigned graduate buddy upon joining and a strong graduate network across all locations
- Various annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends and team building activities.
How to apply
Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible. For further details on our recruitment process please refer to our website.
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.