Graduate Opportunity

Landscape Architecture

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AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

We enjoy what we do at AECOM as we bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work. We’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed. We offer an exceptional team approach working closely with architects, engineers, economists, community outreach and other related professionals to develop award winning integrated projects. Our local practice work leverages AECOM’s global presence to address urban and climate change and to serve as catalysts for regeneration.

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AECOM is a collaborative force of world-class innovators, ideators, and visionaries, on a journey to transform our world for the better.


As a Graduate Landscape Architect in our studio you will have the opportunity to work with senior members of the team on a wide range of project types at all stages of the design and implementation process which includes:

  • Public realm and Landscape design from conceptual to detail design stage, including Town
    centre/ Urban Public Realm Improvement schemes, parks, business and commercial
    developments, residential developments, healthcare and education campuses, and transport
    based landscape projects.
  • Tourism and community projects, including interpretation planning, community-led planning,
    public consultation, design workshops, village and town appraisals, and public realm design
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for developments such as: Roads, Wind farms, grid
    infrastructure and substations, quarries, industrial, commercial and residential developments as
    part of Environmental Impact Assessment projects.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Site surveys and analysis, research, public and stakeholder consultation, and production of
    concept/ detail design, construction drawings and works specifications.
  • Production of high quality presentation drawings and graphics;
  • Production of high quality written reports;
  • Supporting project managers and other staff with other office duties with integrity and flexibility;
  • Organising and managing your professional work responsibly and independently where
  • Carry out professional work with care, conscientiousness and with proper regard to relevant
    technical and professional standards;
  • Ability of working to meet demanding deadlines.


  • Degree or Masters in Landscape Architecture accredited by EFLA/IFLA, Landscape Institute (LI)
    and/or the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI).
  • Excellent computer and freehand graphic skills (Shortlisted Candidates will be expected to
    provide examples of work).
  • Sound knowledge of Adobe suite and AutoCAD are essential.
  • 3D computer skills are an advantage (in particular Rhino or SketchUp )
  • Interest in all aspects of Landscape Architecture from concept to detail design.
  • A hard working and highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills.
  • Previous relevant work experience in a year out capacity from recognised Landscape practice
    would be beneficial.


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

Working within our integrated design team you will have the opportunity to broaden your experience on a variety of innovative projects with mentor support for the LI Pathway to Chartership (P2C). You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Cork, Belfast and Plymouth
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Architecture
  • Town & Transport Planning
  • Transport

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