Graduate Landscape Architect / Trainee

Competitive Salary & Benefits
08 Feb 2013
08 Mar 2013
Katie Allen
Job Type

Since 2001 Capita Symonds' strategic partnerships have been transforming and improving the delivery of Local Authority services across the UK.

We are currently involved in eight such partnerships, many of them offering a full range of multidisciplinary and technical professional services to the partnering councils as well as the broader private sector market and even other Local Authorities.

The Southampton office has a highly experienced team of property specialists who can provide a wide range of multi-disciplinary consultancy services for our clients, which include Southampton City Council, Southampton Solent University, Associated British Ports and EMCOR Facilities Services Ltd.

We do much more than simply delivering projects; we design, manage and partner. We focus on building strategic relationships with our clients whilst delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention.

From the planned and reactive maintenance of over 200 buildings including the Grade 2* listed Civic Centre, schools, libraries, listed buildings, crematoria and houses to regeneration schemes, asset management, bridge engineering and design and build projects, we can provide a bespoke, comprehensive service that can assist with all of your property requirements and, if external expertise is required, we can rely on an extensive network of highly trained professionals from over 50 Capita Symonds offices across the UK

You will be expected to have:

Requirements: (Essential)

  • Progressively working towards professional membership of the Landscape Institute (LI)
  • Minimum qualification of Diploma/Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • CAD Proficient, Photoshop proficient and experience of other Adobe packages would be an advantage (Illustrator and In-Design). 3D graphic and visualisation skills would also be beneficial.
  • Must demonstrate a high standard of conceptual design skills with the ability to transpose these into competent computer graphic presentation work.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks or projects to deadline and / or budget
  • The ability to work under direction but to be able to use own initiative when required
  • Good relationship management with both colleagues and clients
  • The ability to work under direction but to be able to use own initiative when required
  • Be proficient in MS Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, Project etc)
  • Maintain annual CPD record to develop / maintain knowledge of industry best practices

Requirements: (Desirable)

Ideally you will have:

  • Be educated to degree level in Landscape Architecture
  • Experience performing a similar role
  • Ability to communicate with people in a co-operative and persuasive manner
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Commercially aware and financially astute
  • Experience of preparing specifications and contract documents
  • Must be fully IT literate and numerate
  • Ability to network and to successfully pursue new business opportunities
  • Experience of developing excellent Client relationships
  • Comfortable in client-facing situations, able to influence and convince
  • Experience working within an ISO 9001 certified environment

You will need to be self-motivated, open minded and have proven design and communication skills. You should enjoy working collaboratively in a busy team environment and must be able to display initiative, commitment, and rigour and have a sound knowledge of all stages of the design process. Above all, you will need to show that you have the drive, energy, and enthusiasm that could contribute to the success of our range of new, exciting, high profile, and challenging projects. They will need to be willing to develop new skills beyond the core functions and have the ability to meet deadlines.

The employee must pass a Criminal Records Bureau check.

Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

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