Landscape Architects Wanted – Leeds, UK

New Year, New You?

Are you looking for a new challenge, amazing projects, a great supportive working environment, and flexible working arrangements? If the answer is yes, then apply now!

We are seeking talented and creative Landscape Architects, with good graphic skills to join our studio in Leeds to provide creative and technical support on a variety of exciting UK and International projects.

Gillespies is a leading landscape design and masterplanning practice with an outstanding reputation for delivering responsibly-designed, transformative and award-winning spaces that add real value to people's lives. We work with forward-thinking clients on pioneering projects that push the boundaries in creativity, innovation and sustainability and an exciting national and international portfolio of projects. The pandemic has strengthened the importance of delivering well-designed healthy spaces that are inclusive for all. Gillespies is leading a new nature led urbanism, and we are looking for passionate and highly talented designers to help us redefine the landscapes of our time.

The Role:

The role will require you to work alongside an existing team of Landscape Architects, so a collaborative approach is essential.

Successful applicants must demonstrate a passion for Landscape Architecture, have good graphic and proven illustration skills, as well as excellent technical abilities and proven proficiency in using AutoCAD, Sketch-up and Adobe Creative Suite package, and Microsoft office.

Essential Requirements

The successful landscape architect will have the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree and Post Grad Diploma/MA in either Landscape Architecture or Architecture
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in delivering UK OR international landscape projects
  • Strong AutoCAD, sketch-up, visualisation and Photoshop skills
  • Revit experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Excellent organisation and presentation skills
  • Solid construction knowledge and the ability to put together high-quality technical drawing packages
  • Proven ability in the delivery of large-scale, complex landscape projects in the UK and/or internationally.
  • Experience in delivering planning applications, dealing with client and landscape contractors as well as good tendering and on-site experience, would be desirable.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Essential Behaviours
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Resilient
  • Creative thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Interested in learning
  • Enthusiastic and driven
  • Passionate
  • Self-motivated

Join a talented team

Gillespies is passionate about design and dedicated to making a positive impact on the built environment. We offer excellent opportunities to develop your design skills and professional knowledge within a supportive and stimulating work environment. Our studios are creative and sociable, with an international team of talented designers.

Our offer:

The friendly and supportive culture at Gillespies is something we are proud of, and we offer a range of benefits:

  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits
  • A 'flexi-hours' scheme to allow for a healthy work-life balance.
  • 2 days a week working from home for full-time staff or 1 day a week for part-time staff.

Note: Due to the current pandemic, our teams generally work remotely from home but our Studios remain open for those who can't work from home.

To Apply:

If you think you are a suitable match for these roles, please email your CV and a summary portfolio of your work (10MB maximum) to:

References will be required following interview.

Gillespies is an equal opportunities employer. We regret that we can only respond to successful applications.