Full-time Position

The Landscape Architect works with all areas of the company – sales, estimating, construction, and property improvement – to make sure projects are designed and installed to the highest possible standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. 

  • Support Landscape Designers, Surveyor, and Architects with all phases of a project.
  • Hand graphic and computer-generated design support.
  • Create with AutoCAD, Adobe, Microsoft, and SketchUp.
  • Research product materials for information regarding weight calculations, construction methods, cost comparisons, etc.
  • Assist in surveying, site inventory and analysis.
  • Assist designers 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.
  • Travel to jobsites 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).
  • Contribute to development of department procedures and operating standards.
  • Set priorities and meet deadlines in an organized, timely manner.
  • Maintain good communication, high standards, and positive relations with coworkers, customers and the public.
  • Represent the Company in a positive manner at all times. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture with a focus on design required and one to three years related experience and/or training.
  • Licensure as a Landscape Architect or intention to obtain licensure in Illinois and/or Wisconsin is a plus
  • 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.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD is required, experience in SketchUP, Photoshop, and InDesign is a plus.
  • Strong hand graphics is a plus.
  • Has own transportation to participate in jobsite activities.
  • Ability to meet short and long-term deadlines to ensure projects stay on track and meet client expectations.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in teams.

Apply online or submit your resume to recruit@scottbyron.com.

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