Landscape Architect / Urban Designer
If you are passionate about protecting and improving the natural and built environment, and the quality of life for those in it, Buckinghamshire Council has an exciting opportunity for you to join the Council as Landscape Architect and/or Urban Designer.
About the role
This is a new role that has been created to join the Urban Design & Landscape Team, one of 5 specialist teams that sit within the Planning and Environment. You will work collaboratively with these teams, and across the Planning & Environment Service and the wider Council, to advise and support the delivery of high-quality, sustainable places.
In this varied and influential role you will advise internal and external customers on a wide range of proposals and policies, identifying opportunities for the protection of and improvement in the quality and function of the environment.
You will play a leading role in providing design advice in respect to Planning Performance Agreements, pre-application advice, and in assessing the quality of planning applications and infrastructure schemes. You will support the Council’s case at appeal, and will influence the formulation of policy and guidance to ensure the delivery high quality landscape and design outcomes across Buckinghamshire. You may also contribute to or lead on the design and delivery of environmental improvement projects.
You must have professional experience of working as a Landscape Architect and/or Urban Designer, and be able to demonstrate sound practical knowledge. You will have excellent negotiation skills and the ability to respond diplomatically and effectively to challenging situations.
You will work flexibly from Council offices and sites across Buckinghamshire, as well as from home up to 3-days per week.
This is a permanent, full-time, career-graded role which will allow for and recognise skills in both Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, and allow you to progress as your skills and experience increases. You will work within a supportive team of experienced Landscape Architects and Urban Designers, and alongside other specialist teams including Arboriculture, Ecology, Archaeology and Heritage, and the Environmental Records Centre.