• Principal Landscape Architect Birmingham
  • Systra in Birmingham, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.

SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Transpennine Route Upgrade and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our... portfolio.

We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering and Environmental team in our Birmingham York, Leeds or Manchester office, initially working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team, by recruiting a Principal Landscape Architect.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Landscape Architect to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.

Main Duties
• Lead on project deliverables, and with the general operations of the Landscape Discipline
• Contribute to technical excellence within the discipline
• Lead with production and technical deliverables
• Support Discipline Lead in Developing and implementing processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery, and the quality, of output within the discipline and on individual projects
• Line management duties Maintain strong working relationships, communication, knowledge sharing, innovation sharing with SYSTRA resource centres around the world and our industry partners and supply chain
• Assist and support Landscape Discipline in Client engagement to provide a deeper understanding of future needs and to position SYSTRA in the UK market

• Degree qualified in a relevant discipline.
• Chartered member of the Landscape Institute.
• Previous experience in Landscape Architecture ideally within the infrastructure industry is desirable.
• Numerate and well organised and able to work on your own initiative.
• Experience or interested in working with international colleagues of different technical cultures or on overseas projects.
• Fully familiar with and ability to use a range of 2D and 3D software packages including but not limited to Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite and Bentley packages (Microstation, OpenRoads, Projectwise).
• Enthusiastic and creative designer.

In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.

Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:

reasonableadjustments@systra.com where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for
Birmingham UK


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