Join our team

Influence is currently hiring for the following positions …

Ethan Rice, Intern

Internship programme

A ‘Year Out’ position available to students at University for 2022/2023. Applicants should be ambitious, creative designers and be able to work well within a team.

Favourable attributes include:

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) & Microsoft Office 365
  • Keen interest in the environment, with good attention to detail
  • Experience using AutoCAD is preferential

Key Responsibilities:

  • Production of plans & figures to support reports
  • Assisting with techincal drawings: plans, cross-sections & visualisations
  • Supporting collegues with project workloads
  • Accompanying collegues on site visits
  • Team meetings & training

“I’ve always had a passion for urban design. After seeing the work Influence do within the realms of urban design and landscape architecture, I applied for this opportunity to learn about all their fascinating projects.”

Ethan Rice, Intern

Charlotte Dring and Rebecca Strassheim

Graduate Landscape Architect

A full-time position as a Graduate Landscape Architect. Applicants must have a BA or MA degree in Landscape Architecture or a closely related course.

Favourable attributes include:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) & Microsoft Office 365
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and project deadlines
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Eager to undertake additional training and professional development sessions

Key Responsibilities:

  • Production of plans & figures to support reports
  • Report writing i.e., LVIA
  • Production of techincal drawings: plans, cross-sections & visualisations
  • Team & client meetings, site visits & training sessions

“I have learnt so much about the industry since starting at Influence. Seeing how a landscape practice is run and the day-to-day responsibilities of a landscape architect has made me excited for my future within design. Over the past year I have developed a range of professional skill sets including my proficiency in design related software packages through the creation of visualizations, technical drawings and LVIA figures. Influence are a fantastic team to work with and they’ve given me real hands on experience of being a landscape architect.”

Rebecca Strassheim, Design Assistant

Charlotte Dring

Landscape Architect

Influence is seeking to appoint a proficient Landscape Architect to fulfil the role of full-time Landscape Architect. Ideally, applicants would have experience in all aspects of landscape design projects and an understanding of landscape planning.

This member of the team will have a degree or post graduate qualification in landscape architecture/design with experience in all aspects of landscape design projects and an understanding of landscape planning. They will have an involvement in the delivery of projects, including communication with clients and sub-consultants in order to meet objectives. It is essential that applicants have a strong work ethic with the ability to prioritise multiple projects and tasks to meet tight deadlines. It is preferential but not essential for applicants to be Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute (CMLI) and have experience in managing projects.

Applicants should have good, proven, all round landscape experience to enable them to work on a variety of projects including design and LVIA. A successful candidate would be able to demonstrate strong technical, design and documentation capabilities with experience across a wide range of project types and all work stages. Applicants should be creative and well-organised with good written and oral communication skills and experience of managing their own workload with minimal supervision in a proactive and efficient manner. The successful individual will be dedicated, flexible and happy to assist at all levels of the business and work well in a team.

Favourable attributes include:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign), Microsoft Office 365
  • Experience in the use of GIS, Sketchup, Keyscape and Vectorworks is desirable but not essential
  • 1-3 years practical working experience post degree
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English
  • A full driving licence is essential and use of your own vehicle is preferred

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing other team members including graduates, if and when required
  • Design and construction drawing production
  • Report writing i.e., LVIA
  • Client liaison

“Since joining Influence I have discovered my passion for landscape architecture. I have produced the supporting figures for LVIA reports using software such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, which has essentially grounded my knowledge in landscape planning. Within the past year, I have assisted on numerous site visits which has further expanded my knowledge and understanding of landscape planning. I am due to commence an MA in landscape architecture in autumn 2022”.

Charlotte Dring, Design Assistant

Benefits

A competitive salary will be offered to the selected candidates, commensurate with experience and ability.

Project types

We have a broad portfolio of projects nationwide. With our highly qualified team and passion for sustainable environments we are able to offer our clients a service that successfully takes their design brief from conception through to completion.

Growing company

Influence is looking to employ new staff members in three key areas. We want to hear from current students interested in a 2022/2023 Internship Programme as well as newly graduated professionals who are keen to kick start their career in landscape architecture. Influence is also seeking to employ a qualified landscape architect looking to further develop their technical experience and take on their next challenge.

Career development opportunities

All members of our team have the opportunity to participate in continuing professional development (CPD) and training sessions. Depending on the stage of your career, Influence is able to offer development opportunities through:

  • Providing opportunities for additional industry-related courses;
  • Enlisting and mentoring you upon the Landscape Institutes Pathway To Chartership programme to become CMLI;
  • Supervision and technical training within our Internship programme for current students.

Job openings are listed above. Please send your CV and portfolio to ruth.berry@influence.co.uk and we will be in touch shortly.

The Influence Team