Landscape Architecture Designer/ Landscape Architect

Website Urban Systems Ltd.

About the Opportunity

Our BC landscape architecture team is seeking an enthusiastic Landscape Architect or Landscape Designer to join our growing professional practice. Our inter-disciplinary design team is committed to delivering high quality work on exciting and challenging projects that make a visible difference in communities throughout British Columbia and beyond. Our landscape architecture practice focuses on improving the quality of open spaces and communities in urban and remote settings. We are engaged in projects ranging from parks and open space master planning and design to site planning and design for First Nations communities, infrastructure projects, and stormwater management.

The person we are seeking will assist in all aspects of our projects, including the following:

  • Project planning
  • Site inventory and analysis
  • Concept design
  • 3D visualizations
  • Detailed design and contract documents
  • Cost estimates
  • Reports
  • Construction administration
  • Community engagement

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Determining project timelines and managing your workflow
  • Communicating with team and project leaders
  • Managing information related to project work
  • Collaborating with project teams both internally and externally
  • Advocating for the importance of the landscape architecture industry and assisting in raising the profile of the team

About You

Our preferred candidate has 2 to 5 years of related experience and a university degree in Landscape Architecture. Experience in private practice is preferred, but not mandatory. In addition, we are looking for the following skills, strengths and interests:

  • High level of proficiency in the following software

o   AutoCAD (Land FX ideally)

o   Microsoft Office for PC (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

o   Sketchup

o   Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop

o   Sketchbook Pro

  • Knowledge and experience in design, detailing, grading, construction specifications
  • Strong graphic skills including experience using 3D modeling software; hand drawing skills are an asset
  • A Class 5 BC Drivers license (required)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects while prioritizing deliverable deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with project teams as well as individually
  • Enthusiasm to participate in a collaborative approach to design projects
  • Passionate about the landscape architecture practice, design, drafting and illustration
    Commitment to expanding knowledge and skills
  • Proactive in the achievement and development of personal and professional goals

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