Senior Landscape Architect - 23344

North West
Penrith , Preston , Warrington
Staff Grade 5
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability, Governance, Operational Delivery, Planning, Procurement and Contracts Management, Programme and Project Management, Risk Management, Other
Are you passionate about working to protect people and wildlife?
Do you want to be involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management projects?
Do you enjoy advocating for positive environmental outcomes?
Does managing a varied portfolio of environmental projects excite you?

Then the National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) team is looking for you!

We are looking for a Senior Landscape Architect to join the NEAS team. This role is the Landscape client role supporting the North West hub team.

NEAS works on Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects. NEAS hub teams provide the following input to the Integrated Delivery Teams for each delivery hub:

We give high quality environmental and sustainability advice.
We identify and manage environmental risk on our projects.
We identify and deliver environmental enhancements to create a better place.
Our input includes assurance at a strategic and project level.

You’ll be involved in ground-breaking, award-winning work, leaving a legacy for the future. This will be achieved in collaboration with a network of stakeholders. These include internal departments, statutory bodies, delivery partners, businesses, and communities.
We are the National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability team (NEAS). NEAS is part of Major Projects and Programme Delivery.
We are a very friendly, very supportive North West team. The wider, national NEAS team is equally supportive and friendly. We work collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders, and suppliers.
Experience/Skills Required:

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with professional experience
Landscape planning
Multi-disciplinary team working
Landscape design and contract administration
Proven communication and influencing skills


Qualified or conversant in PRINCE2 terminology
Experience in mentoring and supporting colleagues
Knowledge of flood and coastal erosion risk management
Public and private sector experience

You will be offered comprehensive induction/training. We also give you the time and space for you to learn
Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance, and for those seeking career progression excellent training and learning opportunities are available. Please see the candidate pack for more information.

You will be required to regularly travel across the region. Some national travel with occasional overnight stays will be required. Working from home when not needed at site or in an office is supported.

When providing evidence for competencies within your application, please give examples of how you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills.

For further information please contact:
Mark Nagy on 07979 282526 or via email
Interviews are anticipated to take place in the fortnight commencing: 17/11/2022

23/10/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Ensuring high quality products are delivered to an agreed timetable and budget.
You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Works in partnership with colleagues and external organisations to identify acceptable solutions .
You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Influences and Persuades Others
Effectively delivers credible technical advice.
You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Provides innovative cost effective risk management solutions.
You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Achieves Results
Demonstrates the ability to influence a project design to deliver social and environmental outcomes.
You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Full clean UK Driving Licence
Chartership of Landscape Institute
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.