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This job board is for professional opportunities in Landscape Architecture. We will not post submissions for Landscaping or gardening jobs. To have your job opening posted on this web page, please fill out our Job Board Submittal Form.

Positions will be posted as they are received. Postings are uploaded manually at least once or twice a week, depending on the workload in the Landscape Architecture department office. The department reserves the right to edit submittals for length and clarity. Jobs posted will typically remain visible for two months, unless you instruct us otherwise.

Email: landscapearchitecture@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805.756.1319
 

RRM Design Group

Landscape Designer

Location(s): San Leandro, CA
Contact Name: N'mah Kpulun
Contact Email: nykpulun@rrmdesign.com
Contact Phone: 805-250-2837
Salary Range: $27-$29.50/hr dependent on skills and experience
WebSite: www.rrmdesign.com

Job Description:

Our San Leandro office is seeking an RRMer to join us as a full-time Assistant Designer on our Landscape Architecture team! Our growing firm is looking for an individual who is eager to be part of a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative team that offers a great balance of professional fulfillment and fun.

The Assistant Designer will work within a team setting to contribute to all phases of the design process, primarily on park design and implementation. From Conceptual Design to Construction Documents, this person will assist with the preparation of presentation graphics, site plans, and technical documents. As an integral part of our multidiscipline design team, including architects, urban planners, and civil and structural engineers, the Assistant Designer will see projects begin as simple hand-sketches and develop into built work.

YOUR ROLE LOOKS LIKE:

  • Preparing construction documents (drafting, Base mapping, planting design, cost estimation, etc.)
  • Assisting project managers with preparing designs and components of design.
  • Working on graphic materials (illustrations, computer, and hand graphics, rendering)
  • Understanding of planning principles, methodology, and practices of research and data collection
  • Developing innovative solutions for our clients
  • Upholding RRM’s high standard of quality
  • Fostering and promoting a positive work environment and healthy company culture

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Experience preparing presentation graphics using the Adobe Suite
  • Strong understanding of AutoCAD and design drafting
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling software such as SketchUp or Rhino (Lumion experience is a plus!)

ABOVE & BEYOND:

1-2 years of experience working at a Landscape Architecture firm or in a related design field. We’re eager to learn more about your qualifications and interest in joining our team!

*Psst…at RRM, we recognize that factors such as imposter syndrome or the confidence gap may deter some applicants from applying. However, we encourage you to apply anyways, as we recognize these restraints do not reflect an applicant’s abilities, and we don’t want them to get in the way of us meeting potential RRMers!

ABOUT US:

Ensuring the health and happiness of our RRMers is paramount to how we run our business. RRM Design Group is a 100% employee-owned multidiscipline design firm with a full spectrum of services including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil and structural engineering, and surveying. Our offices are located along the California coast from Orange County to the Bay Area. Over one-third of our workforce has been with us for a decade or more and we work on engaging projects in several diverse markets throughout the state.

We value the diversity of intersecting identities and strive to maintain an environment that is equitable, respectful, and inclusive. We expect our work environments to be places of diverse engagement and informed discourse. Ultimately, we acknowledge that our standards of excellence as a multidiscipline design firm are not separate from the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How to Apply:
Apply https://www.rrmdesign.com/jobs/landscape-architecture/
Make sure to submit your portfolio with your application.

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2024

Landscape Development, Inc.

Assistant Project Manager

Location(s): Valencia, CA
Contact Name: Nelly Thaler
Contact Email: NThaler@landscapedevelopment.com
Contact Phone: 661-531-8565
Salary Range: $27-$34/hr
WebSite: landscapedevelopment.com

Job Description:

The primary roles and responsibilities performed by the Assistant Project Manager are:

  • Handle client relationships and many forms of daily communication.
  • Participate in the job hand-off process from the Sales Team to the Project Management Team.
  • Manage submittals, material requests (as applicable) project documentation, close-out documentation, project archives, etc.
  • Proactively identify and manage bid discrepancies.
  • Create material orders and submit to Purchasing Staff, as appropriate.
  • Collaborate daily with Superintendents, Foreman, Laborers and office staff.
  • Visit job sites to manage projects in a dynamic setting.
  • Assist in the creation of Extra Work Authorizations, manage the Change Order process
  • per client and contract requirements.
  • Participate in weekly operation meeting with office staff.
  • Attend bi-weekly Foreman meeting.
  • Manage labor, turnover process, and maintenance walk-throughs.
  • Acts as the communication between foremen, PM’s, Superintendents, fleet and purchasing for all project needs.

How to Apply:
Please use the Online Application:

https://www.indeed.com/job/assistant-project-manager-0920d3de63ffcf1a

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2024

Horizon Design & Development, Inc.

Landscape Architect

Location(s): San Antonio, TX
Contact Name: Charlene
Contact Email: csoberal@horizondesign-sa.com
Contact Phone: 210-233-9650
Salary Range: $50-62K
WebSite: Horizondesign-sa.com

Job Description:

Established and growing professional office in San Antonio is currently seeking an entry level designer to join our growing team! Our extensive portfolio of built, under-construction, and in-design projects features a diverse array of private and public sector works, including the following:
Community Amenity Centers; Sports Parks and Recreation Centers; Entry Monuments; Parkways and Streetscapes; Retail, Office, and Mixed-Use Developments; Churches, Schools, and Institutional Facilities; Courtyards, Plazas, and Community Spaces; Sports Facilities and Golf Courses.

Our horizontally-structured small office, healthy workload, and aggressive marketing will afford the motivated, capable, and committed professional an opportunity to design from Day One.

Education and skills required:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or relevant design field
• 0-2 years employment history or internship in a design or design/build office
• Proficiency with AutoCAD, MS Office, Sketch-Up, Adobe Suites, etc.
• Excellent communication skills, graphics, written and verbal
• Organized an detail oriented
• Understanding of geometry and spatial reasoning
• Ability to read, understand, and implement applicable regulatory requirements
• Pronounced desire to get of the bench and succeed!

In addition to the opportunity to design and run your own projects, we offer
a competitive compensation package, flexible work week, performance incentives, and full benefits.

If this sounds appealing, and if you possess the skills listed above, what are you
waiting for? Email your resume and portfolio today to:
csoberal@horizondesign-sa.com.

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2024

ORCA

Junior Designer/Drafter (Apprenticeship)

Location(s): Los Angeles; Bay Area
Contact Name: Zach Laurie
Contact Email: hello@orcaliving.com
Contact Phone: NA
Salary Range: $18-$22/hr based on experience
WebSite: www.orcaliving.com

Job Description:

The Junior Design/Drafter role assists the design development of ORCA’s gardens. They assist our design team in detailing conceptual landscape plans into comprehensive sets. This is an opportunity for an entry-level designer with strong drafting skills to work in a studio environment that uses plants and materials in their rawest form to (re)connect humans with earth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting plans and detail sets within AutoCAD and Photoshop
  • Collating client feedback to markup and update design plans and presentation images
  • Image selection & compiling boards for conceptual presentations
  • Portfolio development including presentation plans with colored labeled diagram and renderings for selected projects on the boards
  • Manage sourcing and cataloging of high-resolution conceptual imagery for ORCA’s design services and general digital asset management
  • FFE organization and presentation: assist designer in specifying and source materials (FFE), including client facing FFE, sample submittals and material sign-offs


Key Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of AutoCAD, landscape design, construction standards, details / elevations and landscape plans.
  • Strong design acumen and interest in ORCA’s philosophy
  • Able to communicate well and work semi-remotely with small studio


Compensation: 15 - 20 hrs per week, with 1 day in office if LA local

How to Apply: To apply, please email hello@orcaliving.com with the subject line: ORCA JR Design/Drafter Application. Please include your resume, location, and a short note about why you think you'd be a good fit.

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

CA Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans)

Landscape Associate

Location(s): District 1 - Eureka, CA
Contact Name: T. Chris Johnson
Contact Email: tchris.johnson@dot.ca.gov
Contact Phone: 530-708-5244
Salary Range: $6175 - $11567 per month
WebSite: calcareers.ca.gov

Job Description:

Under the direction and supervision of a Senior Landscape Arch, the Landscape
Associate will provide a full range of professional landscape architectural
duties such as planning, design, and contract document preparation pertaining
to public art, enhanced landscaping, site furnishings, livability and other
complete streets elements.

We support the Department’s goals including; safety and health, stewardship and efficiency, sustainability, livability and economy, system performance and organizational excellence in the products we design and value integrity, commitment, teamwork and innovation in the workplace.

The incumbent may be assigned by the Supervisor to be a lead-worker to train, direct, and manage the work of other staff within the assigned branch. The incumbent will also be required to handle multiple tasks concurrently. As the incumbent progresses in experience, assignments will increase from average to high difficulty. The multiple ranges of Landscape Associates are intended to provide recognition of assignment variety and complexity, increasing proficient/technical knowledge, skills and experience.

Eligibility for hire may be determined by your score on the Landscape Associate Exam. For those who do not have current eligibility (e.g. transfer, permissive reinstatement or voluntary demotions) and/or who will be new to state civil services employment, you must be on the state examination list to be eligible for these positions. The Landscape Associate Exam is located here:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=1PBF8

This position may be eligible for telework. The amount of telework is at the discretion of the Department and based on Caltrans’s evolving telework policy. Caltrans supports telework, recognizing that in-person attendance may be required based on operational needs. Employees are expected to be able to report to their worksites with minimum notification if an urgent need arises.

The selected candidate will be required to commute to the headquartered location as needed to meet operational needs. Business travel may be required, and reimbursement considers an employee’s designated headquartered location, primary residence, and may be subject to CalHR regulations or applicable bargaining unit contract provisions. All commute expenses to the headquartered location will be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

How to Apply:
Landscape Associate Exam:
https://exams.spb.ca.gov/exams/la/index.cfm

Landscape Associate Job Announcement:
https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=418606

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Jacobs

Junior Planner

Location(s): Irvine, CA
Contact Name: Amanda Morrell
Contact Email: amanda.morrell@jacobs.com
Contact Phone: 949-404-2107
Salary Range: $67,300 - $117,800
WebSite: careers.jacobs.com

Job Description:
The Advance Planning Group (APG) within Jacobs is a premier provider of facility planning/programming and consulting services to a variety of government, institutional, military, and corporate clients. These services include feasibility studies, project development studies, design guidelines, facility master plans, workplace strategies, visioning sessions, portfolio strategies, and real estate advisory services meant to enhance our clients’ business efficiencies. APG includes professionals within three specific service lines – Facility Strategies, Urban Design and Planning, and Visual Media. The APG team includes facility programmers, architects, interior designers, engineers, business analysts, workplace strategists, planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, and other related disciplines.

This Federal Land and Facilities Planning Team Role:

  • Assist with project planning and design deliverables, including graphic production for federal clients.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams (architects, landscape architects, engineers, cost estimators, and project managers) for holistic solutions.
  • Develop content and prepare written reports, graphics, and exhibits for presentations.
  • Participate in client meetings and team charrettes.

How to Apply:
Please use the online application at
https://careers.jacobs.com/job/20121799/junior-facility-planner-irvine-ca/

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

City of Modesto

Assistant Landscape Designer

Location(s): Modesto, CA
Contact Name: Ken Peterson
Contact Email: kpeterson@modestogov.com
Contact Phone: 209-571-5573
Salary Range: $75,000-$101,000
WebSite: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/modesto/jobs/4378263/associate-landscape-architect-associate-architect?keywords=landscape

Job Description:

The City of Modesto (population of 218,000 persons) currently has multiple job opening available on the Parks Planning and Development Division team from basic entry level to advance professional level with many of career growth opportunities in between. Our Division team is also able to provide on the job career training for landscape design, architectural and planning staff members. Salary includes fantastic benefits, retirement, paid time off and workplace flexibility. Starting salaries for Parks Planning Division basic entry level starts at $75K and senior level positions climb to $140K+ (as of 2024), with annual cost of living and promotional pay rate increases. Note: the job descriptions can look intimidating, but the job is not. If at all interested feel free to give Ken a call, apply and share with your friends if they also want to apply for the position(s). Junior and Assistance Landscape Designer: salary starting pay ~$75,450.00; salary peaks at ~$101,200.00 (plus a 2.5% instant pay increase if you have a Bachelor's Degree), as of 2024. Work can include: habitat restoration, recreation trail design, playground design, site inventory and assessment, recreation aquatic design, neighborhood and community park design, parks master planning, landscape design and more. Overall, the Parks Planning Division team has (100+) active park improvement projects within the City of Modesto totaling more than $81M in work. Information about some of the City's current park projects can be found on the following webpage.www.modestogov.com/547 How to Apply: See job application link:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/modesto/jobs/4378251/junior-assistant-landscape-designer?keywords=junior&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs The results of this submission may be viewed at:https://landscape.calpoly.edu/node/1006/submission/653  

Posted on Monday February 26th, 2024

City of Modesto

Associate Landscape Architect

Location(s): Modesto, CA
Contact Name: Ken Peterson
Contact Email: kpeterson@modestogov.com
Contact Phone: 209-571-5573
Salary Range: $91,900-$111,700
WebSite: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/modesto/jobs/4378263/associate-landscape-architect-associate-architect?keywords=landscape

Job Description:

The City of Modesto (population of 218,000 persons) currently has multiple job opening available on the Parks Planning and Development Division team from basic entry level to advance professional level with many of career growth opportunities in between. Our Division team is also able to provide on the job career training for landscape design, architectural and planning staff members. Salary includes fantastic benefits, retirement, paid time off and workplace flexibility. Starting salaries for Parks Planning Division basic entry level starts at $75K and senior level positions climb to $140K+ (as of 2024), with annual cost of living and promotional pay rate increases. Note: the job descriptions can look intimidating, but the job is not. If at all interested feel free to give Ken a call, apply and share with your friends if they also want to apply for the position(s). Associate Landscape Architect: salary starting pay ~$91,900.00; salary peaks at ~$111,700.00 (plus a 2.5% instant pay increase if you have a Bachelor's Degree), as of 2024. Work can include: habitat restoration, recreation trail design, playground design, site inventory and assessment, recreation aquatic design, neighborhood and community park design, parks master planning, landscape design and more. Overall, the Parks Planning Division team has (100+) active park improvement projects within the City of Modesto totaling more than $81M in work. Information about some of the City's current park projects can be found on the following webpage.www.modestogov.com/547 How to Apply: See application link below:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/modesto/jobs/4378263/associate-landscape-architect-associate-architect?keywords=landscape&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs The results of this submission may be viewed at:https://landscape.calpoly.edu/node/1006/submission/654

Posted on Monday February 26th, 2024

Kimley-Horn

Landscape ARCHITECTure Analyst

Location(s): San Diego
Contact Name: Emilie Choy
Contact Email: emilie.choy@kimley-horn.com
Contact Phone: 1-657-452-0290
Salary Range: $71,000-74,500
Web Site: https://careers-kimley-horn.icims.com/jobs/11189/landscape-architecture-analyst/job

Job Description:

Overview
Kimley-Horn is looking for Landscape Architecture graduates to join our San Diego, California, (CA) office! This is not a remote position.
Responsibilities

  • Utilize technical software programs on a regular basis to analyze, produce, and QC deliverables for our clients.
  • Contribute to the site planning, urban and landscape design, and graphic and technical production.
  • Projects can include land planning, urban design and redevelopment, mixed-use and all types of residential development, streetscapes, design guidelines, public infrastructure design, parks, and other community facility design.
  • Solve complex problems, assist project managers, and collaborate across disciplines to produce our clients’ visions for the future built environment.
  • Develop familiarity with the federal, state, and local regulations, as well as Kimley-Horn’s and our client’s practices, procedures, and standards.
  • Analysts will learn one or more software programs: Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup, InDesign, Illustrator, GIS/Arcview, and PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and/or Excel.
     

Growth Opportunities

As a Landscape Architecture Analyst with Kimley-Horn, you will benefit from hands-on experience, technical software and consulting trainings, and developmental programs geared towards growing Kimley-Horn’s future leaders. You will also gain exposure to managing tasks and client relationships. We believe mentorship should be formed naturally and organically. Kimley-Horn provides ample opportunities to facilitate the best mentor relationships for you! These opportunities include, but are not limited to, employee resource groups, lunch and learns, networking events, national training programs, volunteer events, and social outings. At Kimley-Horn, we do things differently. People, clients and employees, are at the forefront of who we are. Clients know we prioritize achieving their goals and growing their success. Employees know our culture and approach to business are built on a desire to provide an environment for everyone to flourish. Our commitment to quality is only as good as the people behind it— that’s why we welcome and develop passionate, hardworking, and proactive employees. We take pride in how our employee retention, robust benefits package, and company values have led to Kimley-Horn’s placement on the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work” list for 16 years!
 

How to Apply:

Apply on our websitehttps://careers-kimley-horn.icims.com/jobs/11189/landscape-architecture-analyst/job

Posted on Thursday, February 22th, 2024

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc.

Landscape ARCHITECT/PROJECT MANAGER

Location(s): Northern California
Contact Name: Scott Redding
Contact Email: scottr@helixepi.com
Contact Phone: 1-916-882-7364
Salary Range: $75k to $95k
Web Site: www.helixepi.com

Job Description:

HELIX is seeking a mid-level Landscape Architect / Project Manager to join the team in one of our northern California office locations (Folsom or Roseville). HELIX provides landscape architecture, environmental planning, biological resources, regulatory compliance, habitat restoration, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sector clients. Our landscape architecture group works on a range of environmentally focused design and planning projects including parks and recreation, housing, streetscapes, infrastructure, civil and institutional work.

We are looking for a creative, organized, and motivated Landscape Architect / Project Manager to work as part of our team on our full suite of planning and design services including conceptual plans, visual simulations, construction documents, construction administration, master plans, and management plans for a wide range and scale of projects. The position will involve project management, staff management, conceptual design, construction documents, site evaluation, construction observation, research, report writing, and public outreach events. Additionally, the position will include preparation of scopes, proposals, and other marketing materials. Our team culture is rooted in collaboration and communication, so this position is best suited for a candidate with a positive attitude, strong verbal, graphic, and written communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. This individual must have the ability to coordinate effectively with other project managers, and to prioritize and complete high-quality work within specified deadlines. The applicant must be an organized and a creative problem solver with strong analytical skills and attention to detail. A test of practical skills may be required of final candidates.

Minimum Requirements: - Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture - Minimum of six (6) years of experience in landscape architecture - California licensure or the successful completion of one or more LARE Sections - At least two (2) years of project management experience as the person responsible for project or task budget, schedule, deliverables, client contact and staff management -Competence in the preparation of all aspects of construction documents, including layout, grading, irrigation, planting, details, specifications, and cost estimates - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Proficiency in AutoCAD, LandFX, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Competency in irrigation design including layout, water-use calculations, scheduling, and an understanding of MWELO requirements - Knowledge of California native plantsAdditional Qualifications Considered a Plus: - Experience with ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, or Rhino - Experience or coursework in ecology, biology, land use planning, environmental engineering, and related topics - ReScape (Bay Friendly or River Friendly) qualification or similar - SITES and/or LEED AP certification - California irrigation auditor certification (CLIA) - ISA Certified Arborist or ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist

How to Apply:

https://www.helixepi.com/jobs/landscape-architect-project-manager-northern-california/

Please submit a cover letter and work sample in addition to your resume. Work samples shall be a maximum of 10 pages 8.5×11 pages in PDF format not exceeding 10 Mb and include a minimum of 5 work samples.  

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2024

PBR Hawaii

Landscape Designer

Location(s): Honolulu, HI
Contact Name: Celeste Yonamine
Contact Email: cyonamine@pbrhawaii.com
Contact Phone: 808-521-5631
Salary Range: not disclosed
Web Site: www.pbrhawaii.com

Job Description:

PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc. is an award-winning landscape architecture and planning firm based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. We are seeking talented individuals with 3-7 years of landscape design experience in commercial and large-scale projects. Candidates must have a degree from an accredited program in landscape architecture or licensure.

The ideal candidate has: •       Passion for design with creative problem-solving skills •       Open-minded with a positive attitude •       Strong written and verbal communication skills •       Enjoys working in a team environment •       Experience in working on projects from conceptual design phase through construction documentation •       Experience implementing Low Impact Design principles in creative ways •       An understanding of mass grading as well as fine grading to develop concept designs as well as assess grading intent of other disciplines •       An understanding of irrigation design and is able to develop irrigation system plans as well as provide water use calculations •       An understanding of construction detailing and materials in order to accurately convey construction intent to support design drawings •       Proficiency in:

o       AutoCAD 2014+ o       Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) o       Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) o       3D modeling (SketchUp or Rhino) o       Google Earth Pro •       Additional experience or credentials with the following is desirable: o       Land F/X (proficiency required within 6 months of employment) o       LEED AP credential o       Hand illustration o       Bluebeam Revu

How to Apply: If interested please reply with: a letter of interest, your resume, a portfolio, and a list of references. Applicants who do not provide the requested information will not be considered. Applications will be considered active for 60 days; if you have not heard from PBR HAWAII by then, you may consider your application not accepted. Please submit your materials to: sysadmin@pbrhawaii.com No phone calls please. PBR HAWAII is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2024

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