Career opportunity

Senior/Principal Landscape Planner

Based near our Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol, Exeter, Edinburgh or Basingstoke offices with hybrid/flexible working

About Ecus

Ecus was founded 30 years ago and is a UK multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy specialising in environmental services including environmental planning and assessment, sustainability and environmental management.  We have in-house specialist teams in ecology, arboriculture, landscape, green infrastructure, cultural heritage and archaeology, air quality and carbon. As a medium sized company we have the ability to really understand our stakeholders at a local level, along with the agility to efficiently flex and adapt to the changing demands of the market.

We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment through responsible and sustainable practices and we work closely with our clients to ensure outcomes match this.

About the role

Our Landscape team works on a wide range of projects for public and private sector clients in the residential, energy, transport, regeneration and water sectors.  This includes high profile major infrastructure projects.

Due to the growing demand for our services from clients, in particular in the renewable energy sector, we are seeking an experienced and motivated Landscape Architect consultants to join our dynamic and growing tam.  You will be involved in delivering and managing projects and will help shape and sustainably grow our business in this area.

We’re looking for a passionate and dedicated Landscape Planner at Senior or Principal level, who is looking to further develop their career as part of a forward-thinking environmental consultancy. You will be working to expand our landscape planning services, particularly strengthening the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) capacity of our team.  The role will include developing and building a landscape planning team to complement the existing team.

We anticipate the day-to-day responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Managing junior staff and building a landscape planning team.
  • Leading on all aspects of the consultation, fieldwork and reporting involved with landscape planning including for LVIAs, SLVIAs, TVIAs, LCA with support from the landscape team.
  • Preparing drawings and reports using Microsoft Office, GIS, AutoCAD, BricsCAD and QScape software.


The skills and experience we hope to see:

As well as good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, nurture positive working relationships with colleagues and clients alike, we’re looking for the Landscape Planner to have:

  • A degree in Landscape Architecture or a related discipline.
  • Be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute or on the Pathway to Chartership.
  • Experience of carrying out and writing LVIAs and other landscape planning documents for a range of projects including renewable energy schemes.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCad and/or GIS or similar and a willingness to be trained in the use of QScape software, BricsCAD.
  • Willingness to travel for project fieldwork.
  • Full UK Driving Licence, ideally comfortable to travel nationwide though this is not essential.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and manage own workload to meet client deadlines.

Benefits we offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Additional days holiday per year worked (up to 5 additional days) after 2 years’ service
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • Employee perks scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Flexible and agile working culture
  • Career development and Progression (Professional Membership (s) paid)
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year

Working for us

Ecus is committed to ensuring our employees thrive.  We are proud of our values, diversity and inclusion, and the benefits we offer. Find out more about the benefits. If you are ready to advance your career in a people-centred company with a passion for the environment, we would love to hear from you.

Our culture is driven by our strength in teamwork and professionalism. We promote integrity and treat people with respect. We support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where people from every background can come together and do great things. We invest in our people and support professional development and are committed to supporting our people and giving them tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing.

Ecus is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. If you feel you could fulfil one of these roles but do not meet all of the criteria above, we’d still love to hear from you. We provide a supportive friendly working environment, offer competitive salaries, flexible working and we are proud to be an accredited Investors in People organisation.

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