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Principal Landscape Architect

38000-42000 per annum
Closing date
9 Sep 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Landscape Architect
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The Royal Parks is the charity responsible for over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland landscapes, gardens, woodlands, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These are: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. They also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens. The eight Royal Parks and other public spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

As part of the growing TRP Landscape Studio you will contribute to the design and management of resilient and sustainable parks for the 21st Century, contribute to their post pandemic renewal and explore their unparalleled landscape history to reveal the past. You will initially be located in the Greenwich Park Revealed team taking a leading role in the detailed design and delivery of the Greenwich Park Revealed project, working closely with the GPR Senior Landscape Architect/ Project Manager to design and deliver the capital works RIBA Stages 4-6. You will then take a leading role on key landscape projects across all the Royal Parks.

As a core role you will support the Head of Landscape, contribute to strategic thinking, ensure design quality and consistency across all the parks, and provide design and technical input to projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver the landscape elements of the GPR project RIBA Stages 4-6 including detailed design, schedules, specifications, supplier engagement and development of tender packages
  • Work closely with the architectural design team, specialist consultants and suppliers
  • Provide detailed design drawings and technical information to discharge planning conditions, the requirements of Historic England etc
  • Manage and administer contracts
  • Work with the project Quantity Surveyor to produce cost estimates, deliver value engineering and compensation events and other financial information
  • Develop detailed tender packages using CAD, NBS Chorus, KeySCAPE and other software as required
  • Produce hand drawn sketches and/or digital visualisations to illustrate ideas and proposals
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the project, recording and supplying information as required
  • Support the Head of Landscape in the design and delivery of landscape projects across all Royal Parks from RIBA Stages 0-6, writing briefs through concept development, planning and detailed design to delivery
  • Work closely with the relevant Park Management teams and relevant TRP specialists to define, develop and deliver projects
  • Contribute to the development of strategies and masterplans
  • Contribute to Park Management Plans including landscape character assessment, research and development
  • Ensure design quality and consistency across all the parks, updating TRP’s Landscape Design Guide and providing technical and design support to park teams and other specialists
  • Be responsible for the project management and financial management of projects
  • Support the writing of grant applications, grant management and reporting requirements

Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate/Masters qualification in Landscape Architecture
  • Demonstrable experience in practice
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institute
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in RIBA Stages 4-6 on projects of a similar nature
  • Experience working in historic landscapes would be advantageous

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