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Principal Landscape Architect - North Region

  1. Warrington, Leeds, Manchester
  1. Cities & development

Principal Landscape Architect - North Region

“Atkins have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Principal Landscape Architect to join us, based from either our Leeds, Manchester or Warrington offices.

Atkins is an award-winning and market-leading global design, engineering and project management consultancy. Our practice wide team of 75 landscape architects, urban designers and masterplanners work throughout the UK and internationally, delivering award-winning and inspiring designs that transform people’s lives. We have an established innovative team within Atkins with over 40 years of experience. We are proud of our rich heritage as one of UK’s larger landscape practices and the future growth opportunities available within the Atkins landscape, urban design architecture and masterplanning practice.

We are a regionally focused and nationally connected practice working in a multi-disciplinary environment. We deliver a diverse portfolio of high-profile landscape, public realm and masterplanning projects for the public, private and international sectors.

The position requires a Chartered Landscape Architect with an excellent track record in design and delivery. The role offers a wide variety of experience and provides an excellent opportunity for career progression. You will have a proactive can-do attitude and demonstrate an innovative approach, high-quality presentation and communication skills, and confidence in undertaking site analysis and writing technical reports.


  • Design input to a huge range of projects, including public realm and urban regeneration, schools, rail, road and flood infrastructure,.
  • Preparation of bids and and tender responses
  • Provision of landscape advice to external and internal clients
  • An understanding of project management, including the financial management of projects
  • Resource allocation in liaison with the landscape senior leadership team
  • Mentoring of junior staff


  • A relevant landscape degree or equivalent qualification
  • Chartered membership of the Landscape Institute
  • A creative approach to design solutions
  • Experience in the management and delivery of multi-disciplinary projects, particularly in the sectors of schools, transport, flood infrastructure and urban regeneration
  • Excellent project management skills for multi-disciplinary projects
  • Some Experience and knowledge of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to varying methodologies i.e. GLVIA 3, DMRB is desirable
  • Proven ability to manage budgets
  • Consultancy experience is an advantage, as is a need to demonstrate commercial expertise
  • Competent in AutoCAD and Adobe software packages with a passion to explore the use of Revit, Sketch Up and Enscape used as a design tool and for presentational outputs.
  • Experience and an understanding of BIM.
  • Communication through hand drawing invaluable.
  • Commercial awareness and business development skills

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 (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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Cities & development




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