Landscape Designer | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Landscape Designer

PLANT Architect Inc.
Job Description: 

Company Name & Place of Work:
PLANT Architect Inc.
101 Spadina Avenue, Suite 208
Toronto, ON M5V 2K2

Title:   Landscape Designer- NOC 2225
Term:   2-year contract with potential to permanent, full time. 40 hours / week.
Salary:   $60,000 to $72,000 based on experience. Time-off in lieu for additional hours.
Benefits:  Dental care, extended health care, life insurance, paid time off, relocation allowance.
Language:  English

Objective:  We are looking for a Landscape Designer to join our team. We require a creative, inquisitive, and motivated individual with a dedication to idea-driven work. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic about landscape architecture, architecture, and design. The successful candidate would work closely with both the architecture and landscape architecture teams.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum College/CEGEP in Architecture and Related Services.
  • 3+ years of postgraduate professional office experience working in a landscape architectural or urban planning firm responsible for large and medium-scale projects such as urban squares and parks, street-scapes and public realm projects, and ecologically sensitive sites.
  • Familiarity with urban landscape projects, knowledge of arboriculture and horticulture, experience with community engagement processes.
  • Demonstrated excellence in design. Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly. Enthusiastic about landscape architecture, architecture, and design.
  • Demonstrated strong skills in conceptual and detailed design and in preparing technical working drawings for both hardscape and soft-scape elements (grading and layout plans, material plans, planting plans, construction details).
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making capabilities on graphics and representation related tasks.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development.
  • Traditional hand-drawing skills, technical and design and layout architectural software programs, including but not limited to, MS office (Word and Excel), AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), MS Powerpoint, Vectorworks, ArcGIS, Rhino, VRay for Rhino, 3ds Max.
  • Landscape design experience in residential projects, institutional construction, park and recreation sites, restoration and preservation projects, streetscapes.
  • This position requires a combination of sitting, standing, walking.

Job Duties / Skills:

  • You would be involved in the following: Management of projects, design, research, preparation of technical drawings, budget and schedule management, client presentations and meetings;
  • Projects will include public landscapes, public realm and urban infrastructure, research and experimentation, exhibition work, and custom private commissions;
  • Prepare proposals, estimate costs, write specifications, prepare contracts and tenders, read and interpret blueprints/technical drawings, coordinate project;
  • Build models, manage landscaping projects, prepare conceptual designs, prepare presentation graphics and drawings, survey and assess designated sites, plan and construct landscaped environments which may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, walkways, patios, walls, and other landscape structures, select materials, and;
  • Consult with government regulatory agencies, coordinate multidisciplinary projects.
  • We’re looking for candidates who are reliable, flexible, organized, excellent oral communication, team players, client focused, have excellent written communication, effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a studio environment;
  • Well-read, articulate, and engaged individual with the ability to organize their thoughts and work, and the ability to speak and write clearly in English.

How to apply:

Please send your resume to c/o Mary Tremain - Partner
Email Title: Landscape Designer - 2021

You must include the following when submitting your application:
• Cover letter
• References attesting experience
• Letter of recommendation
• Link to web portfolio, copy of portfolio or relevant work examples.
• Highest level of education and name of institution where it was completed

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Only persons who are legally allowed to work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, do not apply as the employer will not consider your job application.
No phone calls please.

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