Landscape Architect / Landscape Designer

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
Full-time


Earthscape is an award-winning, design-build firm. We have two divisions: playground design-build and residential design-build. Our main office is located just outside of Elmira, Ontario in Waterloo Region; a second office is located in Toronto.

We are currently looking for a full-time Landscape Architect or Landscape Designer to join our residential landscape design-build team based in Elmira (Waterloo Region). This is an amazing opportunity to be immediately immersed in designing landscapes for residential clients with exquisite taste and budgets that range from $50K to $1M.

Our focus is on designing thoughtful, creative and innovative outdoor spaces that offer a unique vision for each client using a wide variety of materials (stone, concrete, wood, stone, etc.) For examples of past landscape design-build projects, please visit our website at http://www.earthscape.ca/

Who are we looking for?

You:

  • have a BLA or MLA (with strong design skills) and are working toward or have obtained membership with the OALA or have a Landscape Design diploma with design and construction experience;
  • have one to five years of experience working as a Landscape Architect or Designer or be a recent graduate with exceptional design skills/abilities and landscape construction experience;
  • are proficient with Vectorworks or AutoCAD. Your knowledge of Sketchup is an added bonus;
  • can read blue print plans and surveys as well as working site drawings, grade and layout plans;
  • have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, necessary for successful client meetings.

You will manage multiple residential design-build projects from beginning to end. This will include client meetings, concept designs, hand-sketching, detailed design and liaison with our installation teams and sub-contractors. If you are keen, you could do some hands-on field work. You must be extremely well organized, work and think quickly, and enjoy a bit of stress. Our clients expect the best from our design-build team and we deliver the best.

We are a group of ambitious, creative dreamers and builders who work hard and are exceptionally proud of what we design and create. Our team members aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and our installation crews know that we trust, and highly-value their work. It makes for an environment that is extremely positive, productive, fun and rewarding. Our work culture is relaxed and collaborative; we don’t do titles and hierarchy.

What’s in it for you?

This job will offer you the opportunity to work on some of southern Ontario’s most beautiful residential landscape projects. The pace, challenges and problem-solving opportunities will mean you are never bored. You will have the chance to develop and refine a wide variety of skills in our rapidly growing business. Your colleagues are young, experienced, and highly skilled. They have an impressive range of backgrounds and expertise. Above all they are dedicated to Earthscape’s success.

We offer flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home.
We believe strongly in rewarding our staff with a combination of:
-profit sharing and performance bonuses;
-award-winning projects and designs;
-track record of excellent client relationships;
-benefits for full-time and regular seasonal employees

Benefits:

  • Work from home opportunities
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dental care
  • Profit sharing/share options
  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress
  • Company events & social hours

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