Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment (TVIA) | Consultant/Senior Consultant


We are looking for a talented Consultant/Senior Consultant to help expand our Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment (TVIA) work.

The successful candidate will have relevant consultancy experience and be able to demonstrate a proven understanding of all technical aspects of Landscape/TVIA for both EIA and non EIA projects.

Lichfields is a multi-award winning, sociable and supportive company. It has been recognised for being one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Property’ by Property Week magazine, and Planning Consultancy of the Year by the RTPI on three separate occasions. Lichfields will mark its 60th anniversary in 2022 with a year-long celebration involving staff and clients. Since 2012 we’ve raised over £213,000 for local charities, for which we were awarded ‘JustGiving Company of the Year’.

We are employee-owned through an Employee Benefit Trust, meaning that we have no financial or other obligations to external shareholders.  All our people share in the success of Lichfields through a competitive benefits package, with profits shared via bonus schemes.  Our people are bright, creative, committed and adaptable whilst remaining focused on delivering the highest levels of planning excellence.  You will be providing advice to some of the UK’s best companies on some of the most exciting and challenging projects. In return, you will work in a culture that is dynamic and highly innovative, sharing in many benefits.

Working within our heritage and townscape team, the successful candidate will prepare townscape and visual impact assessments liaising with our in-house GIS, graphics and visualisation Consultants. There is also an opportunity to provide inputs to heritage, urban design and placemaking assessment projects.

The role is part of a busy team who provide support to development projects for in-house planning teams across a wide range of sectors (including; retail, housing, education, leisure and infrastructure) as well as providing independent advice to Clients including leading housebuilders, developers and landowners.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work as part of a team. 

You must demonstrate a very high level of technical competence with an excellent standard of written and spoken English, excellent analytical and communication skills. 

You will be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and VuCity as well as being a competent photographer. Familiarity with AutoCAD would be helpful but not essential.

The minimum requirements for the successful candidate are:

  • to have at least a 2:1 or equivalent at first degree, in a relevant subject;
  • excellent report writing and graphic presentation skills;
  • experience in Consultancy and/or a good commercial focus.

Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute would be an advantage.

When applying please ensure that you state your grades at Degree, A Level and GCSE level (or equivalent qualifications). 

As an equal opportunities employer no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity or marital status than any other.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment (TVIA) | Consultant/Senior Consultant Job Listing Urban Design Group
Closing Date
Monday 31 January 2022