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Job Listings



Landscape Designer

Posted 10/3/19

Melton Design Group is looking for a self-motivated landscape designer to work in a open environment in our Chico or Sacramento Office. At MDG you’ll have the unique opportunity of providing services in vision planning, parks and recreation, commercial and urban planning, agritourism, wineries, environmental assessment and habitat restoration. Our core values lie in Responsible Resource Conservation, Connectivity and Community, and Innovation and Inspiration. Under general supervision of senior staff, the landscape designer will perform responsible and advanced professional landscape architectural work. You will assist with a wide range of tasks including but not limited to, drafting of construction plans, site assessments, preparing presentation drawings and assisting with estimated cost of construction.

Experience Required: 1-2 years of Landscape Architecture work experience

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or degree associated with Landscape Architecture.

Skills required:

• Proficiency in AutoCAD-FX, Land F/X knowledge is a plus but not required.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)

• Proficiency with Sketchup and knowledge of Lumion, V-Ray, or Revit is a plus

• Strong hand drawing and graphic skills

• Works well in a team environment and independently

• Attentive to detail and able to take direction

• Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Testing will be required during interview.

Email resumes and portfolio to:

Enty & Experienced Designers - Gold River

Posted 8/31/19

Callander Associates is growing!  Are you interested in growing with us?  We are looking for Designers with the right aptitude and attitude to join us in our Gold River office.

Who We Are: 

“Great People Building Community through Exceptional Service and Indelible Design” We are passionate about our work! We look for people that will thrive, grow and contribute to our team; working together to make a difference in the communities we serve.

What We Are Looking For:

Ideal candidates will have the right combination of personal, professional, technical and communications skills coupled with a strong desire to advance in the profession.  

Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn to advance their own career and to contribute to the advancement of the firm, as well as possess a solid understanding of design and construction document preparation.

To learn more about the open positions and how to join our CALAfam, please visit:

Landscape Designer - Sacramento

Posted 8/30/19

Mark Thomas is looking to add an entry to intermediate level Landscape Designer to our growing Landscape Architecture and Urban Design team!  This is an excellent full-time opportunity for a motivated and skilled Landscape Architecture professional interested in working on a diverse list of projects while making their mark based in our Sacramento office. Qualified candidates for this position will collaborate closely with other creative design professionals on projects ranging from Southern California to the Oregon border, including: complete streets, urban streetscapes, green streets, public parks, bridges, active transportation & trail design, and community development.

Multiple Positions Available

Posted 5/31/19

vanderToolen Associates, Inc. (vTA) landscape architects is seeking individuals with 5-15 years’ experience in our Sacramento and Walnut Creek offices, and 2-10 years’ experience in Napa office.

We’re an established (25 years), highly energetic, and award-winning design firm with over 20 staff members collaborating between our three northern California office locations. Each office is structured by teams, consisting of various experience levels from diversified backgrounds offering our clients services on a variety of projects.

Current work includes sustainable and master-planned communities, model homes, retail/commercial, destination hotels, urban infill/podium developments, and parks. We provide services to excellent clients and coordinate our work with respected design consultants who appreciate and understand the importance of landscape architecture in achieving a common goal of creating innovative and successful projects.

vTA offers excellent opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, 40-hour work week with half day Fridays, flex-time, holiday paid time off when offices are closed between Christmas and New Year’s break, continuing education, annual merit bonus, comprehensive paid medical plan including vision and dental, PTO, employer matching 401K plan, and profit sharing.

If you’re interested in joining vTA please visit our website: and click-on our careers page to review our employment postings. Preferable that U.S. residents only apply.   

Landscape Architecture Designer

Posted 5/31/19

MTWgroup seeks a qualified Landscape Designer with a passion for landscape architecture and a desire to become a licensed landscape architect. The successful candidate will be willing to learn more about landscape architecture and related disciplines to become an integral part of a collaborative team, and will meet the following standards:

• Detail-oriented, energetic, creative, talented, versatile.

• Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office – required.

• Proficient in 3D Rendering – preferred.

• Able to follow written and verbal instructions.

• Able to effectively and professionally communicate with clients and co-workers with excellent written, graphic, and verbal skills.

• A commitment to meet deadlines.

• Equipped with reliable transportation, automobile insurance, and a valid CA driver’s license in order to visit project sites and attend project-related meetings.

• Authorized to work in the United States.

Job Description

• Work directly under the supervision of a landscape architect and collaborate with co-workers, clients, design team members, owners, local and state agency representatives, etc, to provide research and investigation; AutoCAD drafting; preparation of contract documents, cost estimates, specifications, etc.

• Cooperate and assist with other duties as required.

Interested parties should send a resume and work samples in pdf to Please include keyword “resume” in the subject line and limit submissions to 10 MB total.

Landscape Architecture Designer

Posted 3/4/19

LPAS Architecture + Design is looking for a passionate Designer to help lead the design on large-scale landscape architecture projects by developing and presenting conceptual and schematic designs for our projects.  Strong design skills and innovative design ideas are necessary to present design concepts to internal and external clients while working collaboratively with our architects and interior designers.  Podium courtyard design experience is highly desirable.

In addition to designing projects, this position prepares and oversees the detailing and production of working drawings (hardscape, landscape lighting, water features, planting, construction details) in the capacity of a Landscape Architect.

For more information on the job position, click here.

Submit your resume and work samples to

Landscape Designer

Mark Thomas is looking to add a Landscape Designer to our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design team!  This is an excellent full-time opportunity for a motivated and skilled Landscape Architecture professional interested in working on a diverse list of projects while making their mark based in our Sacramento office.  Qualified candidates for this position will collaborate closely with other creative design professionals on projects ranging from Southern California to the Oregon border, including: complete streets, urban streetscapes, green streets, public parks, bridges, active transportation & trail design, and community development.


Involvement in all project phases from master planning to construction documents and construction assistance

  • Creation of conceptual design drawings

  • Creation of presentation graphics, 3D & Sketch up models

  • Participation in community outreach programs

  • Development of construction documents including plans, specifications, and cost estimates

  • Assistance and support to business development activities

  • Engagement with clients & consultant coordination


  • Degree in Landscape Architecture (LA)

  • 2+ years' experience in California landscape architectural/civil/transportation consulting practices

  • Experience preparing construction documents (plans, details, cost estimates, specs)

  • Good graphic skills.

  • California LA license not necessary but is a definite plus

  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Microsoft Suite.

  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

  • SketchUp skills are beneficial

  • Self-starter, high energy individual with the following attributes: Creative; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Team player; Ability to collaborate with professionals, support staff and clients; Ability to multi-task and succeed in a fast-paced environment; A positive “can-do” attitude and willingness to learn

 Join Us

As a professional services provider, our strongest asset is our people – we aim to employ outstanding professionals who are passionate about their craft and our industry.  We provide a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as opportunities to build your retirement portfolio with 401K matching and company ownership though our ESOP program. 

How is Mark Thomas different? We offer a great culture with a collaborative work environment. Our goal is to enjoy the time we spend at work – we achieve this through company-sponsored competitions (Halloween costume, holiday decorating, etc) and social events (happy hours, BBQs, and holiday parties). We also offer additional benefits to help you further your career, including reimbursement for license exams and professional organization membership.

Why Sacramento? Sacramento was recently named one of the US’ top 25 big cities to live in. The region offers affordable housing, major and minor league sports teams, a vibrant and growing downtown culture, and many opportunities for cultural enrichment.


Associate Landscape Architect and CAD Technician Positions

Firm: MDG

Job Description – MDG is looking for a professional, self-motivated employee for a full-time position. Work in a collaborative studio environment that encourages professional growth.  Draft and/or manage the production of landscape architectural plans using AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, 3D programs and hand drafting techniques. 

Experience at a landscape architecture firm preferred, including; landscape design; municipal parks and recreation, residential and commercial sites; grading, planting and irrigation; basic understanding of construction methods, plans and estimating cost of construction.

MDG staff have unique opportunities to provide services in visioning; master planning, community design, park and recreation design, commercial design, environmental assessment, agritourism and wineries, and landscape restoration and rehabilitation. Current project locations range from municipal parks in Sacramento, wineries in Napa to commercial development in Truckee.  Our core values lie in Responsible Resource Conservation, Connectivity and Community, and Innovation and Inspiration.

Located in Chico California, MDG also has a satellite office in Midtown Sacramento.  Associate Landscape Architect and CAD Technician Positions are currently needed in the Chico and Sacramento offices.

About Chico

Chico is a lovely place to live for anyone who loves the outdoors; you’ll find a plethora of outdoor activities any time of the year: from hiking, biking and skiing to swimming, rafting and fishing.  The 3,670 acre Bidwell Park is gorgeous and extends from downtown up into the Sierra Nevada foothills.  Centrally located between the bay area and Lake Tahoe, we enjoy a full range of all four seasons.  The people here are very warm and friendly, the town is attractive, and downtown is vibrant day or night.  With CSU Chico next to downtown, the City has a diverse culture enjoyed through farmer’s markets, concerts, theatres, symphony, art galleries, and wonderful restaurants.

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Project Manager / Landscape Designer

Firm: Fuhrman Leamy Land Group


Are you looking for quality of life, and an excellent career opportunity?  Fuhrman Leamy Land Group ("FLLG") is a landscape architecture and land development services company founded on a bold, transformative vision of design and service. FLLG pushes its greatest talent to the client through a new model of operating the firm for better outcomes and client satisfaction. Our design firm is located in Roseville, one of Northern California's fastest growing areas, at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, in the Sacramento metropolitan area.  We are a young, talented, and growing firm with a commitment to innovative excellence. We are focused on the personal and professional growth of our entire staff and are seeking creative designers who are driven go-getters, passionate about their work, deadline orientated, articulate and responsive to a collaborative group design environment.

Experience Required: 3-5 years

Education Requirements: Candidates should possess a degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited college.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp and MS Office required.

  • Strong graphics and design skills are required.

  • Work well in a team environment with strong communication skills.

  • Experience in Construction Documentation is required.

  • Knowledge of California plant material and water conservation.

  • Knowledge of irrigation design and details.

  • Knowledge of construction details, materials and estimating.

  • Experience in Construction Administration is a plus.

  • A California license in Landscape Architecture is preferred, but is not required.

Candidates should have project experience from concept design, through design development and construction documentation. The position has potential for professional growth.

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. This is a full time salaried position.   As a full time employee you will be eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401k and profit sharing, paid time off and other company benefits. Salary is DOE.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and professional work samples to  Files should be .pdf or .jpg format. Please do not send .zip files as these will not be reviewed. 

"Architecture-Oriented" landscape and construction document production support specialist

Firm: ORR Design Office

The ORR Design Office is a Mid-Town Sacramento based boutique multi-talented office specializing high-end custom home architecture, landscape architecture and interiors. Established since 1990, Our small team produces personalized and detailed award-winning projects throughout Northern California. Our cohesive projects include challenging topography, complex infrastructures, lighting, swimming pools, outdoor entertainment areas, cabana’s, tennis courts and multi-level outdoor spaces. Our plans are comprehensive, inventive and detailed NO OTHER FIRM IN THE REGION DOES THE KIND OF WORK WE DO.  We’re in the process of upgrading our technology to the best there is. Our office environment is sophisticated and beautiful. We’re in the core of Mid-Town with a beer garden across the street and dozens of cafe’s within walking distance.  This is a career opportunity for the right individual. We promise that you will learn more and be exposed to more inventive ideas in our office than any other office anywhere. Hands-on construction and engineering knowledge and understanding of the construction process is a big plus. You thrive in fast-paced, intense and focused work that demand your best.

You’ll Be Accountable For:

  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of presentations

  • Preparation of project construction details, technical plans and annotations.

  • Maintaining files and organizing drawings and graphic standards

  • Develop sketches into complex construction documents

  • Conceptualize a full set of plans and coordinate their completion in a timely way

Your Fantastic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree OR long-term (15 years+) work experience

  • 3-7+ years relevant work experience in California landscape or architectural consulting practices

  • You’re a professional seeking a career and not just a job

  • You’re a firecracker with AutoCAD 2014 and/or REVIT. SketchUp skills preferred

  • You’re proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

  • You’re a life-long learner and writer and can communicate with professionals and clients

  • You’re detail oriented and love to solve problems

  • You’re a wizard in irrigation design, know plants, a grading plan master, and can detail a building wall.

For full position description, see link here.