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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 resumes@lpas.com.

Restoration Designer  

The ICF Restoration Team is currently seeking a Restoration Designer for our Pacific Northwest Branch.  ICF’s PNW Branch Restoration Team provides technical analyses and designs stream restoration and wetland mitigation projects throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. The main PNW Branch offices are located in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR and these offices would be the preferred location for the selected candidate’s home office. However, depending on the candidate’s experience, and at the request of the candidate, the home office could be ICF’s Sacramento, CA office. The ICF Restoration Team includes over 20 individuals that collaborate to deliver rewarding projects, carrying designs from conception through construction and multi-year monitoring. We are currently expanding our team working on riverine and estuary restoration designs and construction oversight for projects underway in Puget Sound, Washington, the Columbia River Basin, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Upper Santa Ana River near Los Angeles, and the Otay River in San Diego.

The Restoration Designer will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team providing habitat restoration planning, design, permitting, and construction assistance services to a variety of clients including federal agencies, state and local governments, Tribes, and non-profit organizations. The Restoration Designer will perform a hands-on role in the design and implementation of aquatic and riparian habitat restoration and wetland mitigation projects.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in any field of study related to Stream and Aquatic Habitat Restoration.  Including but not limited to Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying, and Natural Resource Ecology.

  • Experience using AutoCAD or Microstation to draft construction plan sheets (either 1 year professional work or 1 year of college level courses).

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Second Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree in any field of study related to Stream and Aquatic Habitat Restoration processes or fish biology.

  • Experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic calculations and/or using numerical models.

  • Experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or Microstation/In-Roads.

  • Experience using ArcGIS.

  • Experience surveying sites with traditional ground survey equipment and/or RTK GPS.

For the full description and to apply online go to https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900293

Senior Restoration Practitioner

The ICF Restoration Team is currently seeking a Senior Restoration Practitioner to join our west coast based Design and Implementation Restoration Team. We are targeting candidates that live near and can report to one of the following offices; Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA. The ICF Restoration Team includes over 20 individuals that collaborate to deliver rewarding projects, carrying designs from conception through construction and multi-year monitoring. We are currently expanding our team working on riverine and estuary restoration designs and construction oversight for projects underway in Puget Sound, Washington, the Columbia River Basin, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Upper Santa Ana River near Los Angeles, and the Otay River in San Diego.

As a Senior Restoration Practitioner with ICF, you will have a first-hand role in the pursuit and development of new project work, as well as the design and implementation of high-quality river, estuary, wetland, and upland focused projects that are part of the expanding ICF project portfolio. Our restoration team targets projects that are intended to conserve, mitigate, restore or preserve critical habitats. These efforts are most often required to satisfy permitting requirements associated with infrastructure operation, improvement, and development projects. The Senior Restoration Practitioner will apply their career experience, network, and industry expertise in the oversight and mentorship of the larger sub-teams that are assigned to a particular project. Typical project work requires familiarity with watersheds, estuaries and river systems. Technical analyses include evaluation of basin hydrology, channel and floodplain hydraulics, soil characteristic, large woody material structures, bank stabilization measures, channel geometry, and roadway crossing structures that restore stream, estuary, wetland habitat, and upland habitat. The ICF restoration team has always included a diverse range of expertise and is offering this position to find a candidate that knows the restoration market, and who is ready to add their energy to our team of engineers, hydrologists, landscape architects, geomorphologist, biologists, wetland scientists, permit specialists, and environmental project managers. The Senior Restoration Practitioner will provide technical analyses and design project elements as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing habitat preservation and restoration planning, design, mitigation and permitting services to a variety of clients. Our clients primarily include federal agencies, state, and local governments, Tribes, and non-profit organizations. Project roles may include all or some of the full suite of restoration services that ICF offers (e.g., planning, conceptual design, detailed design, permitting document preparation, construction assistance, and performance monitoring). 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in one of the following fields: Civil Environmental or Engineering, Ecology/Biology, Geology, Geomorphology, Hydrology or Landscape Architecture.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience leading projects or programs that delivered the following one of or some combination of the following services for the benefit of ecological uplift in the environment: Conservation, Mitigation, Enhancement, Restoration or Preservation.

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • In addition to education listed in Basic Qualifications, Bachelor or Master's Degree in any field of study related to natural processes and/or fish and wildlife ecology, biology, or botany.

  • Experience designing habitat restoration projects in Washington, Oregon, or California.

  • Experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses using numerical models.

  • Experience performing target species predictive response or life cycle modeling.

  • Experience in conducting construction oversight/monitoring.

  • Experience with habitat vegetation plan design, layout, monitoring, establishment techniques and success criteria.

  • Understanding of environmental regulatory processes in Washington, Oregon, or California.

  • Proficient in use of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microstation/In-Roads, and/or ArcGIS.

  • Experience surveying sites with traditional ground survey equipment and/or RTK GPS.

For the full description and to apply online go to https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900312

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.

YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR:

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

 EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • 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.

INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

Landscape Designer

Firm: Quadriga Landscape Architecture and Planning

Quadriga Landscape Architects and Planning, Inc. is seeking to expand our Santa Rosa Studio.  We are looking for a design professional who is passionate about design, interested in our profession and looking for a place to grow. Our ideal candidate is collaborative, enjoys a challenge and can lead or support a team depending on the need. 

We are seeking an individual who:

·       has a minimum of 3 years of experience

·       excels in design, from concept to construction documentation

·       can coordinate and lead a project team 

·       is organized and able to manage their time and the time of others

·       is able to effectively communicate design concepts, both verbally and visually 

Quadriga endeavors to create a studio environment where creativity, productivity and fun find a healthy balance.  To that end, we seek out professionals who are interested in a collaborative approach to design and who share our passion for the profession. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including opportunities for professional development.

 Requirements:           

·       Proficiency in AutoCAD and Land FX

·       Proficiency in computer-generated graphics using programs such as Sketch-Up and the Adobe Creative Suite

·       Ability to work in an open, collaborative studio environment

·       B.S. or M.L.A. in landscape architecture

For more information about us, refer to www.quadriga-inc.com

Please email your inquiry/resume and a select number of work examples to: info@quadriga-inc.com

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.

Email resumes to: toni@meltondg.com

 

Project Manager / Landscape Designer

Firm: Fuhrman Leamy Land Group

Description: 

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 info@fllandgroup.com.  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.

Open Position — Landscape Designer

Firm: HLA Group

The Position:

The HLA Group, Landscape Architects & Planners Inc. is seeking a creative, motivated and enthusiastic Landscape Designer to share in our passion for design and who are committed to creating innovative solutions for livable environments.  We are a highly collaborative studio-based firm focusing on a variety of project types including community design, parks/recreation educational facilities, urban design and residential developments.  Candidates should have 1 to 4 years of relevant professional experience, including a proficiency in landscape design and construction documentation as well as strong communication/organizational skills.  Proficiency in AutoCAD 2010, Word, Excel, Photoshop, SketchUp and Microsoft Office applications is required.  The successful candidate shall possess a strong work ethic, foster a high degree of self-motivation and demonstrate leadership in their day-to-day office activities.  An undergraduate degree in landscape architecture is required.

The HLA Group offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and a 401k plan as well as professional development opportunities through daily mentoring, paid licensure, continuing education (LEED, CLIA etc.) and networking events.  Internal teambuilding opportunities include a monthly all-staff meeting/lunch, annual holiday party, Friday socials and community volunteer events. We are centrally located in the Campus Commons neighborhood of Sacramento and within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and public transportation. If you would like to join our dedicated and growing team, please send resumes and examples of your work to Scott Redding, Sr. Associate Landscape Architect at sredding@hlagroup.com.