Landscape Architect Associate Director at AECOM

  • Permanent
  • London


Join AECOM as a Landscape Architect Associate Director. Lead high-profile projects, drive design innovation, and shape the future of urban landscapes.

Landscape Architect Associate Director at AECOM

AECOM, a leading infrastructure and support services firm, is actively seeking a talented Landscape Architect Associate Director to join their growing landscape architecture studio in London. As the Landscape Architect Associate Director, you will play a pivotal role in driving design initiatives and shaping AECOM’s response to industry challenges. Join the management team, lead projects, and contribute to the development of high-quality products. If you are a visionary thought-leader with extensive experience and a passion for innovation, this is the perfect opportunity to make your mark in the field. Don’t miss out on this exciting role at AECOM!

With nearly 100,000 employees — including landscape architects, engineers, urban designers, planners, and scientists — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • lead the design of high profile international projects
  • deliver results through design quality, managing people, processes, operational and commercial outcomes
  • develop and motivate a team and individuals to deliver high quality projects, as a ‘hands-on’ team player
  • task and project management, across a range of landscape design and landscape masterplanning projects
  • preparing and presenting landscape designs to clients and approving agencies including specific technical expertise in landscape architecture and urban public realm design
  • play a key role in ensuring projects are profitable and shows this in his/ her financial metrics
  • contribute to studio management, including financial reporting
  • lead marketing activities, including proposal writing
  • work winning
  • on occasion you will be required to spend time away from office, which may involve long hours travelling to and from international destinations

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • excellent design skills
  • excellentorganisational skills
  • self-motivated and able to take responsibility
  • able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
  • good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team
  • flexible attitude
  • able to build good relationship at all levels, internally and externally
  • able to work as part of a an effective team assisting and supporting team members
  • ability to communicate efficiently and clearly both in written form and through graphic representations
  • project management, for example holding client meetings and managing budgets
  • preparing and presenting talks, in-house, to clients and wider audiences
  • proposal writing and other marketing activities
  • you must be technology adept in the use of all design software including AutoCAD, Rhino/SketchUp, Adobe suite and Microsoft Office software


  • bachelor’s degree and diploma in landscape architecture accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) or its international equivalent • Chartered landscape architect (CMLI) preferred
  • a minimum of 12+ years’ experience in landscape architecture is required with at least the last three years’ spent within a senior capacity

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