MKO is seeking to recruit a Landscape and Visual Assessment Professional to join the company’s Landscape and Visual team. The successful candidate will be conducting Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) for a broad range of large-scale infrastructure developments including, wind and solar energy projects, grid infrastructure, extraction industry and housing developments.

The key responsibilities associated with the role will be:

  • Landscape and Visual Assessment (LVIA) chapter for Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIAR) for projects at a variety of scales;
  • LVIA reports to accompany planning applications for various types and scales of project;
  • Carrying out site visits, fieldwork and photography to inform LVIAs;
  • Report writing and assisting with inputs for LIVA reports; and
  • Baseline constraints mapping, spatial analysis, and production of high-quality mapping outputs.

The key requirements of the post will be:

  • A third-level qualification in Landscape Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Environmental Science or related fields that give the candidate the necessary skills to complete the role;
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills, with high attention to detail;
  • A confident and creative approach to the work;
  • A collaborative and flexible approach to the role with the ambition to excel and grow within the team and company; and
  • A valid driving license.

Other desirable skills

  • Experience conducting Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments and an understanding of the assessment process required in Ireland;
  • An understanding of the Irish planning system, local and national planning policy and environmental policy;
  • Experience using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) such as QGIS;
  • Experience with the Adobe creative suite such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; and
  • Experience with photography and surveying techniques used for the production of photomontages.

Applications are invited from candidates of all levels of experience that satisfy the key requirements of the role.

Whilst this position focuses on LVIA, MKO is expanding its Landscape Architect service offering. Suitably qualified candidates will have the opportunity to experience a hybrid role incorporating both LVIA and Landscape Architecture.

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up-to-date curriculum vitae and Cover Letter/email to careers@mkoireland.ie