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Landscape Architect

Daily Tasks:
  • Develop designs by using hand graphic and computer-generated design support with AutoCAD, Adobe, Microsoft Office, and SketchUp.
  • Research product materials for information regarding weight calculations, construction methods, cost comparisons, etc.
  • Assist in surveying, site inventory, and analysis.
  • Support and coordinate with Landscape Designers, Surveyors, and Architects with all phases of a project.
  • Assist with permits including city code research, calculations, and applications.
  • Contribute to residential and commercial landscape designs and drafting.
  • Communicate with Sales and Estimating teams, Project Managers, Subcontractors, and Clients to develop a design that meets the client’s needs and wants.
  • Work with Project Managers and Subcontractors to ensure design intent is followed through the entire installation phase. Meet on-site and in-office to work through construction details, problem solving on-site issues, and any other design components.
  • Drive to job sites to assist surveyor/designer to measure and analyze the site to evaluate it based on the project criteria.
  • Communicate and meet with subcontractors and clients as needed for project development, occasional evening meetings, but generally during office hours.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture with a focus on design required plus a minimum of three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Licensure as a Landscape Architect in Illinois and/or Wisconsin.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD is required, experience in SketchUp, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Strong hand graphics.
  • Strong understanding and practical application of the technical construction aspects of high-end landscape installation.
  • Interested in hardscape and landscape design for residential and commercial properties.
  • Knowledge of plant materials and hardscape.
  • Candidates must have a valid local driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Has own transportation to participate in job site activities.
Benefits:
  • Comprehensive Group Medical Coverage
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Cafeteria 125 Program
  • Long Term Disability
  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement