Principal Landscape Architect - LVIA / DCO
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1d ago


Principal Landscape Architect - LVIA

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories.

From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most and improving quality of life.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.

It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

Job Description

Our Landscape, Masterplanning and Urbanism (LMU) team are looking for a Principal Landscape Architect to come join our growing team, which consists of 30+ people offering the full spectrum of Landscape Architecture, Masterplanning and Urban Design services, from Masterplanning, urban regeneration, strategic planning, design concept through to detail and implementation as well as Environmental Assessment and LVIA.

At Arcadis, you won’t just be transforming the world around you, you will also have the opportunity to reimagine where you could go.

Because at Arcadis, careers have no boundaries and you’ll be encouraged to embrace your imagination and curiosity, think big and think differently.

As part of our team you will have a strong focus on infrastructure led projects taking a technical lead role in their delivery.

You will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams including our in-house disciplines and high-profile designers as well as our sector leading external partners.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s largest, most complex and technically demanding projects. These currently include major large-scale Masterplans, City Centre public realm Regeneration projects, Green Infrastructure strategies and Landscape Masterplanning for some of the UK’s largest residential and mixed-use developments as well as significant infrastructure projects such as :

  • Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) such as Lower Thames Crossing.
  • High Speed Rail 2
  • Perry Barr Regeneration Development
  • DMRB Landscape Guidance
  • Northstowe Masterplan / Urban extension
  • Otterpool Park Garden Settlement
  • Rochdale Canal and various other Projects (Canal and River Trust)
  • Poynton Link Road
  • However, not all of our projects are large scale. We have equally exciting smaller projects and, together, present a rich and varied portfolio of projects and clients including at national and local levels, and in both the private and public sector.

    You’ll be challenged and inspired by projects that demand a variety of ideas and solutions. It’s why we value collaboration.

    Why you’ll work with talented colleagues who bring fresh thoughts. And whilst each Arcadian brings their own perspective, we are united by a passion for sustainability, collaboration and a desire to solve the most complex challenges our world faces.


  • Degree / Diploma in Landscape Architecture or closely related subject. Chartered membership with Landscape Institute or equivalent
  • Experience on leading on projects and delivering exceptional outcomes for clients focusing on Landscape Architecture, Landscape Assessment and Landscape Planning.
  • Experience with relevant LVIA experience including infrastructure and energy infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with DCO applications including the examination process. Expert witness experience would be advantageous.
  • Highly capable and crafted experience in successful high-quality bid writing
  • Experience as a Line Manager, ability to manage with proactive dialogue encompassing staff wellbeing and personal development.
  • Understanding of staff professional development needs and career pathway

  • Proficient AutoCAD and experienced Adobe Suite user, BIM, PW etc
  • Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals.

    And, as a people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

    We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.


  • Degree / Diploma in Landscape Architecture or closely related subject. Chartered membership with Landscape Institute or equivalent
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