Landscape Managers

  • Location

    Bristol

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-27

  • Client:

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About Us

RSK Environment Ltd, is a member of the RSK Group which has been ranked third largest UK environmental consultancy in 2020 by Environment Analyst, and we are the largest independently owned multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy in the UK. We have been a  registered practice with the Landscape Institute since 1999.  

RSK Landscape, our national team of landscape architects and landscape managers, provides a comprehensive range of landscape consultancy services (landscape planning & assessment, landscape design and landscape management) throughout the UK, and occasionally overseas.  We  are proud  to be able to allow our team to develop their careers and experience the wide variety of opportunities that a career in landscape can bring. We provide support to candidates embarking on the P2C and have a fantastic track record in helping candidates achieve chartered status.

The RSK Group offer a wide range of multidisciplinary environmental, technical  and contracting services.  These include ecology & arboriculture, habitat management, archaeology and cultural heritage, EIA & environmental management, transport planning, architecture, engineering, and site investigation & remediation amongst many others. The landscape team works closely with teams from across the group to deliver major infrastructure projects including transport; residential, industrial and commercial property; renewable energy generation; energy transmission; and waste management.

We have a consultancy role on the Homes England Estate Management Services Framework. This is primarily concerned with managing government-owned land awaiting development and encompasses a wide variety of site types and land uses.

What we are looking for - Landscape Managers in Hemel Hempstead, Tonbridge or Bristol

Due to our increasing workload we have a number of exciting opportunities for ambitious landscape consultants to join our  team in Hemel Hempstead, Tonbridge or Bristol, primarily delivering landscape management consultancy services for Homes England, for parks and open spaces, green infrastructure, business parks, residential areas, urban regeneration and environmental improvement schemes.

About you

As a landscape manager with RSK, you will be passionate about the environment, and in helping to create and manage healthy, sustainable, and resilient places for the benefit of people and wildlife.  You would be expected to ensure that landscapes can be effectively managed and maintained, preparing management plans and strategies, advising on new developments, designs and plans, and providing management-based solutions to site issues.

You will be required to undertake both field based  and office based work and will be expected to travel to various sites throughout the south, southeast and southwest of England, with the opportunity to work further afield. 

Whilst your  primary role will be to support the delivery of landscape management services there will be opportunities to also support us delivering wider landscape consultancy services.

The key tasks you will undertake include but are not limited to: 

  • Site surveys and appraisals

  • Production and implementation of landscape, habitat and conservation management plans.

  • Preparation of management plans for invasive non-native species.

  • Preparation of maintenance schedules.

  • Preparation of advisory reports and feasibility studies.

  • Liaise with third parties regarding the clients existing and proposed landscape management activity.

  • Tender preparation and administration, and contract management.

  • Liaison with clients and contractors on scope of works, work programmes and budgets.

  • Prepare detailed design proposals and construction information.

The skills and experience you will possess will include:

  • Degree or Masters in landscape management, landscape architecture or landscape planning or related.

  • Understanding/experience of:

    • Environmental legislation.

    • Landscape design and management principles and techniques across a range of landscape types.

    • Landscape surveying, appraisals and preparation of Landscape Management Plans.

  • Competency in Office 365, AutoCAD.

  • Competency in Keyscape, Adobe Creative Suite and Sketchup an advantage.

  • A high level of verbal and written communication skills in a commercial environment, including presentations and report writing.

  • The ability to work well within a team, assisting seniors as required.

  • Well organised to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

  • Full clean driving license.

The salary and benefits we offer include:

  • Competitive salary.

  • Contributory pension scheme.

  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care.

  • A relaxed, open, friendly and entrepreneurial working culture.

  • Flexible working arrangements including office location, part time working and home working.

All candidates will be required to apply via the RSK Careers page and must upload a copy of their CV together with, where relevant, recent examples of both written work and graphics. Alternatively, the candidate will need to provide the link to their online portfolio within their supporting statement.

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Listed a being as one of the top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. 

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer