Senior Landscape Architects - London and Oxford, UK – Permanent full-time role + hybrid working.

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 Roles:

We are looking for talented Senior Landscape Architects to join our London and Oxford studios, with strong graphic skills and direct design implementation experience. Experienced chartered landscape architects are welcome to apply.

All candidates must be available to start immediately or within no longer than a month.

Essential Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree and Post Grad Diploma/MA in either Landscape Architecture or Architecture
  • Portfolios including a wide selection of work, from concept design sketches through to technical details/built work.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe suite & SketchUp. Revit would be an advantage.
  • Strong conceptual and technical design skills coupled with the experience of delivering projects through to construction
  • Excellent ability to develop, draw and communicate design ideas from early concepts through to technical stages
  • Excellent communication skills. Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to lead complex projects
  • UK practice experience at all levels
  • Ability to lead and direct assistants and mentor junior members of staff
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Applicants should be motivated all-rounders with a positive attitude to demonstrate technical abilities, design flair and advanced CAD & presentation skills in a beautiful portfolio of work.

Successful candidates will ideally be CMLI, although not essential (an equivalent overseas qualification would suffice), and have a strong interest and proven skills in landscape design and project management of landscape projects in the UK and/or internationally.

Experience in delivering planning applications in the UK, dealing with client and landscape contractors, and good tendering and on-site experience is desirable.

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 great 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:

  • 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.

To Apply:

If you think you are a suitable match for these roles, please email your CV and portfolio to south.recruitment@gillespies.co.uk (10MB maximum). Please specify the location (Oxford or London) you are applying for in the application email subject line.

Gillespies is passionate about design and dedicated to making a positive impact on the built environment. We offer great 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.

References will be required after interview.

Gillespies is an equal opportunities employer. We regret that we can only respond to successful applications. No agencies, please.