Principal to Associate Director Landscape Architect

Associate Director - Scotland

Ref: 2448Tuesday 7 November 2023


Role - Principal to Associate Director Landscape Architect
Location - Scotland
Salary - £45 - £58K
We are searching for an Principal Landscape Architect to Associate Director level candidate on behalf of a large multidisciplinary consultancy with offices throughout the UK. They are looking for an experienced project leader in both technical and commercial to work on diverse projects with their Landscape and Urban Design Team.
They are looking for a Principal Landscape Architect / Associate Director lo take a lead, manage resource, and work directly on a variety of projects at all scales and of varying complexity. Project work will range from high profile strategic residential and urban regeneration schemes through to detailed public realm design. Strong design skills are essential for this role as well as the ability to demonstrate solid experience of running projects through all work stages.
Working directly with the founders, landscape and technical teams and our in-house Ecology team on an expanding portfolio of projects. You’ll be working on masterplanning some of the largest and most sustainable new settlements in the country. Opportunities to design all kinds of spaces from civic squares and urban realm to country parks, play spaces and strategic woodland. You’ll get involved in site inspections and implementation, community consultation, woodland planting days, design charettes and much more, all of which can be used to bolster and support Continuing Professional Development. 
They know how important a work /family/ social life balance is so they want their team to be motivated to enjoy both the work that they do and still have time to enjoy life outside of work, so they offer:
  • Twin office locations, their HQ in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside and their brand-new city studio in the heart of Birmingham
  • Flexible working, hybrid model of working 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home
  • Offer competitive salary and benefits package with bonus
  • Company breakfasts 3 days a week 
  • CPD and lunches once a month
  • Full programme of events: pop up pizza nights, bowling and beers, team building days and team study trips to Birmingham, London, picnics to test the parks and greenspaces we’ve created with family and friends 
  • Five a side football league
  • Cycling club
  • They encourage people to start their pathway with them and will actively support team members through mentoring, paid study leave, and Chartership bonus
  • They can provide visa support for their overseas team members
  • They operate a mentor programme and encourage monthly one to ones between mentors and mentees to nurture and support their team’s personal development


  • A competitive salary and benefits package with additional bonus
  • Flexible working (hybrid or otherwise tailored to your personal situation)
  • A superb variety of juicy projects in a variety of sectors
  • A professional development plan for personal goals and career development
  • Payment of key professional subscription fees
  • Private healthcare, pension, critical illness cover and life assurance
  • A superb office culture with team building days, trips & lunches
  • A forward-thinking employer with strong ethos
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • A great work /family/ social life balance
  • An equal Opportunities Employer


This practice know that mental wellbeing is one of the most valuable assets a business can have. Workplaces that prioritise mental health have better engagement, higher productivity, greater morale and all members of their team have higher job satisfaction.
If you are interested in this Principal Landscape Architect role or any other similar opportunities, please click apply and upload your CV, or contact Adam Johnston on or 07510919594 to find out what else may be out there.
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