J&L Gibbons are looking for a talented Landscape Architect to join our team.

Our visionary studio, established 37 years ago, is based in London, with a broad range of projects across the UK and an emerging international portfolio.

Current projects include a range of high-profile public works, for world leading institutions such as the Natural History Museum, the Museum of London, the Horniman Museum and Gardens, the National Railway Museum, the London School of Economics and the British Library. We are also designing a garden for a Maggie’s Centre  and supporting the John Muir Trust with a mountain woodland project at Schiehallion in Highland Perthshire.

We are looking for a Landscape Architect with 3-5 years post-graduate experience.  Creativity and enthusiasm are key, with a willingness to engage with all stages of the design process in a collaborative manner with colleagues, clients, professional teams, the local community and contractors.
The position is full time, we support flexible working and encourage a collaborative studio-based design approach, we operate on a 9-day working fortnight with every second Friday a ‘free day’.

At J&L Gibbons we nurture a friendly and supportive workplace from our Islington design Studio. We are a small team who multi-tasks with a hardworking and focused approach, passionate about our reputation for quality and the exceptional service we provide. We foster an inspiring work environment, promote professional development and offer: a competitive salary, pension scheme, opportunities to participate in our social enterprise Landscape Learn and access to professional subscriptions.  We also have a studio dog called Gin.

J&L Gibbons is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and portfolio to info@jlg-london.com                

We will endeavour to reply to all applications, but in some cases this may not be possible.

Posted: 18th December 2023
Closing date: 8th January 2024 at 5pm

You will be required to:
- Contribute to a harmonious, creative atmosphere and be respectful to colleagues and collaborators.
- Share in the ethos of the studio to produce beautiful and considered work that has a positive impact on the Planet and responds to the challenges of climate and biodiversity emergencies.
- Design at multiple scales, from masterplanning to detail design and implementation.
- Communicate and engage with contractors, other design disciplines, clients and the general public.
- Take direction, support other team members as well as be comfortable with self-direction and structuring your own work load.
- Have a proactive, motivated and positive attitude.

Required skills and experience:
- A degree in Landscape Architecture or a related design field.
- Strong graphic communication skills.
- Fluent spoken and written English.
- Strong design and technical skills, including analysis, design development to project delivery.
- Proficient drafting skills; drawings, schedules and specifications through all RIBA workstages.
- Technical expertise of Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD are essential, a working knowledge of REVIT would be viewed favourably.
- Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute (or equivalent professional certification) or commencement on the Pathway to Chartership is viewed as a positive but not essential.
- Knowledge of the UK planning system would be advantageous.
- Experience of the tender process and experience on site during construction would be an advantage.
- Experience of projects in a heritage context or sensitive landscapes would be desirable.
- Knowledge of hard landscape detailing and planting design preferable but not essential.
- BIM project experience advantageous but not essential.

Should you be successful we will require:
- References from previous employers.
- Confirmation of your ability to live and work in the UK.
- We are looking for someone to start immediately subject to pre-existing notice periods.