Landscape Architect Position

//Landscape Architect Position

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture

Experience:

Minimum of seven (7) years of related experience managing site construction or site renovation projects in the $50k – $5M range.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess a basic understanding of design and construction management practices.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate design and construction projects with minimum
  • supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop design concepts and solutions in hand sketch format with presentation level graphic abilities.
  • Experience in grading design and earthwork with site design construction knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (in oral and written form) and to use a computer for email, correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and automated project management systems. Ability to create management reports.
  • Ability to coordinate work with customer departments, campus administration, designers, other project managers, government agencies, and other service and support agencies.
  • Ability to manage project finances, make and review estimates, negotiate contract change orders with A/E firms and contractors, and to develop and manage value-engineering efforts.
  • Ability to perform contractor and A/E evaluations.
  • Ability to review construction drawings and specifications for constructability.
  • Knowledge of national, state and local codes and regulations applicable to the design and construction of site work (horizontal) projects.
  • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment, taking on new tasks with enthusiasm and energy.
  • Ability to prepare design and construction documents for site projects using the latest version of AutoCAD.

Preferences:

Professional registration, LEED accreditation

Job Description

  • Provides overall management and administration of design, and construction services. Confirms that appropriate project authorization and funding is in place before activities begin; prepares cash flow projections and monitors financial performance. Assures that all necessary jurisdictional approvals (such as MDE, DNR, WSSC) are obtained and that all applicable codes and standards are met. Diligently pursues the timely completion of any punch list and project closeout activities.
  • Provides overall project cost control, schedule management and quality assurance for projects from the design phase through project closeout. Anticipates potential problems that may jeopardize project success and identifies alternative solutions. Assures that projects adhere to approved scope, are completed within budget, on schedule and at the prescribed level of quality. Maintains project records and produces various reports. Maintains critical project information in an automated project management system on a continuous basis.
  • Provides leadership to various individuals associated with each capital project. Manages and/or coordinates activities of technical discipline team members, specialty consultants, construction inspectors, and project support staff. Partners with planners during scope development, cost estimates and project scheduling and may assist maintenance and operation staff with warranty compliance. Works closely with client representatives on a day-to-day basis.
  • Prepares design and construction documents for site projects where it is not necessary to hire outside consultants based on the scale of the project. Administers the process of selecting design professionals, consultants and contractors to design and construct site projects. This includes preparing scopes of work, soliciting for services, evaluating credentials and interviewing potential contractors, evaluating references and past performance, and negotiating fees and services. 
Assists FM staff in the field and provides direction as needed during the construction of site projects.
Provides support to CAP’s quality assurance unit with respect to updates to the Design Criteria/Facility Standards (DC/FS) areas that are associated with the Landscape Architecture profession. 
Other duties as assigned.