Landscape Architect

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Summary The Landscape Architect II provides high quality, imaginative and practical landscapes, urban designs, and design solutions for projects such as master plans, park plans, recreational facilities, roadways, parkways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial and residential sites by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: * Design and review of preliminary and final landscape plans, details, specifications and support graphics. * Design and review of preliminary site plans and concept level development packages to include utility requirements, drainage and site grading. * Preparation of photographic overlays, presentation graphics and mounting prepared materials for presentations to community councils, various boards and commissions. * Reviews and presents proposed planning and construction plans at community councils, Planning and Zoning Commission and the Urban Design Commission. * Resolution of conditions of approval with Municipal agencies and local utility companies. * Preparation, review, and approval of the final landscape architecture plans, coordinate with design team members and resolve community concerns. * Serve as task manager or project manager on planning or construction projects. Monitor completion of work against schedule and budget constraints. * Preparation of proposals for planning and construction projects; from scope and scheduling of proposed work to preparation of budget to complete the work. * Assist in mentoring and supervision of Landscape Planners or Interns. * Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks. Other duties may be assigned. Qualifications. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience A Baccalaureate degree in landscape architecture and four years related work experience are required. A Masters degree in landscape architecture is desirable. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Licensure as a Professional Landscape Architect. A Landscape Architect II not registered in Alaska is strongly encouraged to be working toward licensure in Alaska as well as other states where DOWL has offices. Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Mathematical Skills Ability to work with mathematical fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public. * Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, verbal, written, or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. * Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Project. Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD, Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and PowerPoint). Basic knowledge of SketchUp, AutoCAD 3-D and GIS helpful. * Capable of conveying conceptual ideas graphically by hand sketching, drawings, and renderings. Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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