Graduate Landscape Designer

Company: Landstory, Inc.

Contact: jgreen@landstoryla.com

Title: Graduate Landscape Designer

Job Description: Landstory involves entry level landscape architecture graduates in the myriad of aspects necessary for professional and personal growth. In addition to including them in design, the technical and production side of the profession, we expose them to the business side of the practice introducing fundamentals of marketing and management. Landstory’s approach on every project is collaborative, and extends to involving new graduates directly on a staff level and externally with our clients and consultant team members. And having some fun along the way.
Landstory is interested in candidates who are self-motivated, ready to learn, hard-working but who understand life balance. We are looking for staff who are proactive communicators and who are ready to bring and apply their unique strengths. Flexible work hours and work weeks are offered, allowing more leisure and family time.

If interested, please submit your resume and portfolio to jgreen@landstoryla.com

Required Experience/Skills: Required Experience
- Completed degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program
- A completed internship under the direction of a licensed landscape architect
- Proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe Suite (InDesign & Illustrator)
- Experience with SketchUp and LandFX preferred

Responsibilities:
- Assist with Schematic Design, Design Development & Construction Documentation
- Illustrative plan rendering & presentation graphics
- Project research

Years Experience: One year

City: INDIANAPOLIS

Travel:  No

Compensation: Landstory offers a unique compensation package including paid vacation and personal time, holidays plus one spring break day, a portion of health insurance and an HSA, a retirement plan with a matching contribution, continuing education, and an annual bonus program. Starting salary commensurate with experience.

GS 11/12 Community Planner

Company: Federal Highway Administration

Contact: janice.osadczuk@dot.gov

Title: GS 11/12 Community Planner

Job Description: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524431100
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524431800

Provide guidance and technical assistance to Division staff and state Department of Transportation and MPO staffs on current Federal planning requirements, policies, procedures, and guidance.
Oversee the development of transportation planning processes, programs and products and assess the adequacy of State and/or Metropolitan Planning processes to meet Federal transportation planning requirements.

Explain requirements, negotiate working agreements, exchange and review information; and resolve problems with state Department of Transportation and/or MPO officials and other interested parties.
Promote developing and applying strategic and effective transportation planning management systems and lead in the implementation of new transportation planning program requirements and best practices.
Serve as a point of contact for the functional area of Environment.

Perform work related to transportation that encompasses the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project development process and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

The ideal candidate for this position is a midcareer professional in transportation planning who has the skills and abilities to effectively represent the agency to Federal, state, and local officials and the general public. This candidate is someone with good communication, negotiation and partnering skills who desires to work in a challenging, complex, innovative environment.

Required Experience/Skills: In order to qualify for this series, you must meet the following education/experience requirements:

You must have completed a full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in community planning or a related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance, from an accredited college or university.

Note: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.

OR

You must have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

Years Experience: Have at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner

City: Indianapolis

Travel: Some travel is involved

Compensation: $61,674 to $96,099 per year

Landscape Designer/Sales

Company: BPI Outdoor Living

Contact: jessica@bpioutdoorliving.com

Title: Landscape Designer/Sales

Job Description: Our values at BPI Outdoor Living are Trust, Growth, Purpose, Balance and Understanding. We’re fast-paced, yet provide an environment that is flexible. We work hard and still have fun in the process. We hope. 

We’re committed to creating the space for memorable outdoor experiences for our customers. In this role, you’ll be focused on delivering this vision to our clients. 

The Landscape Designer/Sales role will ensure that our client’s needs and desires are being met while also ensuring that BPI’s vision and mission are being fulfilled. You’ll play a crucial role in meeting with our clients and acting as a trusted advisor to help them realize the full potential for their outdoor living spaces and landscapes while also helping them enhance their lifestyles and property values.

You will work closely with a talented team of designers and craftsmen to allow your vision for our client’s spaces come to life the way you and the client intended. Our talented design team consists of skilled designers, computer savvy individuals and amazing graphic artists. Working with this team will allow for you to be part of award-winning designs and finished projects.

Our ability to create trust with clients and define unique, elegant, and functional design solutions allow us to build their spaces typically within a year of the initial designs. This will allow you to be a part of some amazing builds and allow for exposure to new installation techniques. 

Think you’re a good “fit”? You will need to bring the following:

● Ability to meet with clients and determine unique and functional design solutions based on their needs, desires and budget.
● Collaborate with a team of designers and project managers on project details and deadlines.
● Ability to communicate with the team and clients using graphics and renderings.
● Own and lead the design schedule.
● Understand construction documentation and possess the ability to create production packages.
● Effectively communicate with client and team members throughout the design and installation process.
● Knowledge of required permitting and construction compliance.
● A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. 
● More than three years of professional experience in a landscape architecture/design role. 
● Previous experience in a sales and performance-driven setting would help you and us. 

We’re committed to your success, and you’ll find opportunities to grow here with us. You won’t find a corporate ladder to climb, but rather a chance to evolve your skills and abilities as we grow. We’ll give you the tools that you need to excel - we just need you to tell us what you need and why it will help you and the business. 

EXPECTATIONS AND ROCKS
Within the first three to six months, this position would accomplish the following “rocks”. Names listed in () are considered resources. 

● Demonstrate the ability to design unique, functional outdoor spaces based on the client’s needs, desires and budget while maintaining profitability.
● Take a lead role in the design department and set realistic metrics for success.
● Meet or exceed initial sales goals and metrics.
● Forge relationships with the production team and ensure the company’s vision and mission are being upheld.

POSITION PURPOSE

To act as a trusted experts for our clients. To offer unique, and functional design solutions for their outdoor living spaces and landscapes while be thoughtful about their budgets and investments in their properties. To work with our production team to ensure the overall vision for the outdoor living space is realized.

Required Experience/Skills: POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
● Meets with clients to define realistic, unique and functional design solutions. 
● Manages the design team using defined metrics and goals.
● Meets or exceeds sales goals.
● Creates construction documentation and supporting design details for permit requirements.
● Collaborates with the production team to ensure the clients expectations and vision are being met.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.
● Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.
● Three or more years of Landscape Architecture or Design experience.
● Previous experience in a sales and performance-driven setting is preferred. 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

● Willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities
● Impeccable organization and comfort following a process
● Highly motivated and energetic
● Strong sense of urgency and problem solving skills
● Strong work ethic

Years Experience: 3 years

City: Indianapolis

Travel: City Travel

Compensation: $60,000.00 - $100,000.00, including sales commissions

Project Landscape Architect

Company: Grissim Metz Andriese

Contact: hr@gma-la.com

Title: Project Landscape Architect

Job Description: Since 1965, Grissim Metz Andriese Associates has earned a reputation for providing our clients with exceptional service, quality design and reliability. Our diverse clientele is comprised of Fortune 100 companies, major real estate developers, hospitals, educational institutions, municipalities and architects. 

Our team consists of innovative professionals who are passionate about meeting the client’s goals and exceeding their expectations through team work, technical expertise and design excellence. Our work environment is a mix of collaboration, creative thinking and design enthusiasm. 

We are seeking a Project Landscape Architect to join our award-winning design team in our downtown Northville office. 

Benefits include a competitive salary, health, dental, short/long term disability, 401k/profit sharing plan, paid vacation, personal/sick days and paid holidays.

Required Experience/Skills: Responsibilities & Duties 

• Prepare design and construction documents
• Prepare technical specifications
• Manage project documentation and communications
• Research products and materials 
• Attend project meetings
• Attend meetings with municipalities 
• Collaborate with staff, clients and consultants 
• Research code and ordinance requirements
• Travel off site and potentially out of state depending on project requirements
• Review projects during construction

Qualifications and Skills

• Minimum 7 years’ experience
• Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree
• Registration preferred, but not required
• Strong technical skills
• Strong work ethic 
• Software (required): AutoCAD, Microsoft Office
• Software (preferred): SketchUp Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, Lumion
• Proficient in site design, hardscape design and landscape design 
• Proficient in preparation of construction documents and technical specifications
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to professionally interface with clients, consultants and other team members
• Ability to work on multiple projects
• Exceptional time management

To apply, please email resume and work samples in .PDF file format to: hr@gma-la.com

Years Experience: 6-8 years

City: Northville

Travel: some

Graduate Landscape Architect

Company: Arkos Design

Contact: dda@arkosdesign.com

Title: Graduate Landscape Architect

Job Description: Arkos Design creates purposeful and innovative design for architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects throughout the region, from our location in the heart of Mishawaka's burgeoning downtown. We offer an opportunity to work on a variety of projects in a supportive and creative environment, and look to have fun together doing it. The candidate will work closely with team members to assist in the completion of landscape architectural projects on schedule and with excellent design and document quality. They will contribute to the design process of projects including assisting with concept development, sketches, renderings, and preparation of presentation materials, along with all phases of documentation under the guidance of a Project Manager. Other responsibilities may be assigned based on demonstrated talents and professional growth.

We are looking for a creative thinker motivated to grow as a professional with an aptitude for working collaboratively. They should great communication skills, be attentive to detail, and be willing do what's necessary to complete tasks. We value those who are committed to quality and service to our clients.

Required Experience/Skills: BSLA or BLA from an accredited program, or graduation with degree in Spring 2019. 
Proficiency with AutoCAD or Revit. Some experience with Photoshop, Sketch-Up and Microsoft Office suite preferred. 
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

Candidates should send their combined PDF cover letter/resume/portfolio to Darla Aldred, PLA dda@arkosdesign.com

Years Experience:  0-5

City:  Mishawaka

Travel: Limited, within region.

Compensation: We offer an attractive compensation package that includes paid time off, holidays, retirement plan with matching contribution, health insurance, continuing education, and profit sharing. Starting salary will be based on experience.

Landscape Design Assistant

Company: Aspen Outdoor Designs

Contact: blake@aspenoutdoordesigns.com

Title: Landscape Design Assistant

Job Description: This position will assist current Landscape Architects, designers and salespeople in the creation and implementation of Aspen’s design process. This position will involve a variety of tasks including, but not limited to the accurate measuring of properties (measurements, photographs and identification of plant material). Creation of base plans, presentation drawings, and sales information. This position will also be responsible for assisting in marketing efforts as it applies to the sales and marketing department.

Required Experience/Skills: 

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.

  • SketchUp software experience preferred, but not required.

  • Uvision 3D software experience preferred, but not required.

  • Construction knowledge preferred.

  • Knowledge of grading and drainage.

  • Candidate should be self-motivated, creative, and able to work with a team.

Years Experience:  0-5

City:  Noblesville

Travel: No

Compensation: If you are looking for a company that offers you the chance to work on some of the area’s best projects, the opportunity for advancement, and the chance to grow as a professional while working with Licensed Landscape Architects, then we would like to hear from you.

  • Aspen offers competitive pay, paid time off & holidays, 401(k), medical, dental, & vision insurance, and continuing education.

  • Salary 35-40K depending on experience.

Associate Landscape Architect/Planner

Company: Schoppe Design Associates

Contact: mike@schoppedesign.net

Title: Associate Landscape Architect/Planner

Job Description: Schoppe Design Associates, Inc. is a high energy, fast paced multi-disciplinary professional service firm specializing in site design and land planning, the development entitlement process, recreation amenity planning and construction documents, and government services consulting. SDA has built a highly respected reputation for providing excellent client service and boasts a diverse public and private sector portfolio including master planning and design of high profile residential, commercial, recreational and municipal projects. Our goal is to create planning and design solutions which demonstrate a strong commitment and sensitivity to the sustainability of our ecological systems. SDA is located in Oswego, Illinois with clients throughout the Midwest and a focus on the Chicago area and northern Illinois region. 

Candidates should be very creative, self-motivated with a positive attitude, think independently yet work in a team environment and be able to meet deadlines.

Required Experience/Skills: 1-5 years experience in landscape design and/or site planning for small and large scale residential, commercial and public sector projects. Proficient with AutoCAD, MS Office, Photoshop, GIS, SketchUp, Adobe and PowerPoint and possess freehand graphic and technical skills. 

If you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference and place emphasis on exceeding client expectations, please submit your resume with examples of your work as well as salary expectations in confidence to :
Schoppe Design Associates, Inc.
Attn: Mike Schoppe
126 S. Main Street
Oswego, IL 60560

or via email at: mike@schoppedesign.net

Years Experience: 1-5 years

Senior Landscape Architect/Planner

Company: Schoppe Design Associates

Contact: mike@schoppedesign.net

Title: Senior Landscape Architect/Planner

Job Description: Schoppe Design Associates, Inc. is a high energy, fast paced multi-disciplinary professional service firm specializing in site design and land planning, the development entitlement process, recreation amenity planning and construction documents, and government services consulting. SDA has built a highly respected reputation for providing excellent client service and boasts a diverse public and private sector portfolio including master planning and design of high profile residential, commercial, recreational and municipal projects. Our goal is to create planning and design solutions which demonstrate a strong commitment and sensitivity to the sustainability of our ecological systems. SDA is located in Oswego, Illinois with clients throughout the Midwest and a focus on the Chicago area and northern Illinois region. 

Candidates should be very creative, self-motivated with a positive attitude, think independently yet work in a team environment and be able to meet deadlines.

Required Experience/Skills: Minimum 5 years experience in diverse public and private sector planning and design management including large scale development master planning, residential, commercial and municipal, site planning and design, client service and public presentations. Professional experience should include site design and land planning, detailed cost estimating and construction detailing. Proficient with AutoCAD, MS Office, Photoshop, GIS, SketchUp, Adobe and PowerPoint and possess excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills with a solid understanding of zoning, comprehensive planning, grading, drainage and plant material. 

If you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference and place emphasis on exceeding client expectations, please submit your resume with examples of your work as well as salary expectations in confidence to:
Schoppe Design Associates, Inc.
Attn: Mike Schoppe
126 S. Main Street
Oswego, IL 60560

Or via email at: mike@schoppedesign.net

Years Experience: Minimum 5 years

City: Oswego

Junior Associate Landscape Architect

Company: Hitchcock Design Group

Contact: rroyer@hitchcockdesigngroup.com

Title: Junior Associate Landscape Architect

Job Description: Hitchcock Design Group is Growing!

Junior Associates at Hitchcock Design Group are integral studio members who are eager to get their career started! We look for the same qualification in our JAs as every other firm does: creativity, technical expertise, self-motivation, the ability to organize multiple responsibilities, a great attitude, and a commitment to provide excellent service to our clients.

What makes working at Hitchcock Design Group different? What you can expect from us: a thorough orientation to the Landscape Architecture profession, one-on-one mentoring from an experienced senior leader, an in-house education program with a budget for continued education opportunities, and an environment that supports personal growth and promotion within the company.

Responsibilities

- Design: schematic design, design development, and construction documentation; illustrating, rendering, and drafting; project research
- Documentation: design graphics, presentation graphics, SD-CD document production
- Comprehensive: meet project deadlines; improve planning and design resources; learn project management procedures and CSI standards

To be considered for this position, please upload your resume and portfolio through the Hitchcock Design Group website (https://www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com/careers/).

Required Experience/Skills: - BSLA or BLA degree (completed, or eligible to graduate Spring 2019)
- Internship or Coop within a private-practice landscape architecture firm, or department within a multi-disciplinary firm
- High proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp
- Some proficiency with Lumion is a plus

Years Experience: Entry Level

Landscape Architect Intern

Company: Hitchcock Design Group

Contact: rroyer@hitchcockdesigngroup.com

Title: Landscape Architect Intern

Job Description: Hitchcock Design Group is actively seeking creative, highly talented landscape architecture interns for immediate employment in all of our locations!

In collaboration with leadership, the candidate will work closely with design teams and project landscape architects, managers and designers to assist in the design and execution of a variety of projects across all of the firm’s practice areas. This candidate must possess a strong desire to learn, be enthusiastic, and self-motivated. The position will be responsible for assisting technical staff in day-to-day project duties which can include site planning, urban and landscape design, and graphic and technical production. Project experiences will be diverse, as we provide services to both the public and private sectors.

Requirements

- Must be in process of completing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Landscape Architecture
- Have the permanent right to work in the United States
- Strong communication, leadership, and technical skills

If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

We understand that universities and colleges have varying requirements as to when internships must start and are open to working with you to meet your time frame. In your cover letter, please state when your internship must begin.

To be considered for this position, please upload your resume and portfolio through the Hitchcock Design Group website (https://www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com/careers/).

Required Skills: - Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft (Word and Excel), graphic software programs (Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup, InDesign, Illustrator, GIS/Arcview, and PowerPoint)
- Strong freehand illustration and rendering skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple priorities
- Positive attitude and strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to collaborate as part of a diverse workgroup team

Required Experience: Student (College)

Cities: Indianapolis, Austin, Naperville, Chicago

Landscape Architect / Designer

Company: BSA LifeStructures

Contact: karmbruster@bsalifestructures.com

Title: Landscape Architect / Designer

Job Description: Looking for an individual passionate about landscape architecture to join our site design group in our Indianapolis office. This position will provide site planning, urban and landscape design, and graphic and technical production on a variety of Healthcare and Higher Education projects. The ideal candidate will be able to do simple production in Revit as well as provide project management skills on smaller scale projects. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Create the predesign, schematic design, and design development documents as directed.
Prepares overview of final project drawings and specifications.
Prepare necessary graphics for zoning submittals and presentations.
Prepare project information sheets for marketing and business development.
Confers with clients, engineers, and architects on overall program.
Visits and analyzes the site during planning stage to verify design can be incorporated into the landscape.
Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with landscape specifications, to approve quality of materials and work, and to advise client and construction personnel on landscape features.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

Continually increase technical knowledge.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience/Skills: Critical Skills and Abilities

Design: Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail. 

Effective communication skills: Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word; reads and interprets complex information; listens well.

High accuracy and attention to detail: Able to perform work and job function with precision and accuracy; realizes errors can have significant impact on desired results and is able to avoid errors in almost all circumstances; carefully monitors processes; concentrates on details and organizes and maintains a system of records. Maintains an active role in the QA/QC process.

Demonstrates leadership skills: Able to assume a role of authority, as necessary; sets an example for coworkers; delegates responsibility and empowers associates to make decisions and take personal accountability for decisions.

Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Computer skills required: Microsoft Windows environment, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Google Apps, Mail, and Calendar, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, Revit, AutoCAD and Civil 3D, and Competency in design software for related field.

Years Experience: 5-10

City: Indianapolis

Travel: Minimal, within Indianapolis

Compensation: Negotiable