Senior Landscape Architect

Posted July 14, 2022 - Closes August 15, 2022

Senior Landscape Architect

Classic Landscapes, a local family-owned landscaping business, is one of few complete Design-Build Landscape companies within the industry. We design and construct all types and sizes of projects, from your community development and parks to small backyard paradises. Our continued passion to make lives better, with everything needed to create beautiful landscapes, requires a great team of motivated individuals who are passionate about what they do.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who consistently demonstrates our core company values:

  • Committed to each other
  • Fanatically driven to succeed
  • Top quality results
  • Do the right thing

If you feel you hold the same values, please continue reading.

Position Summary

Classic Landscapes is seeking an experienced Landscape Architect to join our team and lead our commercial and development design group. This position requires an individual who is dedicated, organized, and who has experience within the development industry in the City of Edmonton. Candidates must display an exceptional work ethic that is infectious to those they work with. This position is accountable for business development through design proposals, job budgeting & contracting, design standard quality control, client communications and contributing to Classic’s collaborative workplace.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Landscape Design Proposal:
    • Seek out and write design proposal to acquire design build projects
    • Clients include developers, municipalities, general contractors, builders, homeowners, etc.
    • Work closely with Operations Director and Sales Team to meet with clients to propose our design build model
  • Landscape Design:
    • Design, review, and approve landscape construction drawings for client presentation and submission to multiple municipalities including developing landscape concepts and preliminary drawings, preparing layout plans, planting plans & construction details
    • Produce design specifications for construction packages and communicating site specific guidelines to provide direction to achieve the overall design intent
    • Meet design and submission deadlines set by clients
  • Job Budgeting & Contracting:
    • Detailed review of drawings and specifications
    • Solicitation of pricing from subcontractors and suppliers
    • Completion of accurate & detailed project cost estimates including preparation of preliminary budget estimates
    • Communication with clients, consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers
  • Contract administration including:
    • Review and preparation of contracts including submittals
    • Preparation of subcontract agreements
    • Set up for contract and progress tracking per company processes
    • Organization, preparation and tracking of contract files such as RFIs and change orders
  • Design Project Management:
    • Supporting and work closely with Construction Coordinators from project start to project closeout
    • Attending and carrying out site visits, meetings, and inspections including CCC & FAC inspections
    • Recording, communicating, and tracking deficiencies in a clear and efficient process
    • Project quality assurance and control
    • Tracking of job productivity and process compliance
    • Completions of PPCs and invoicing
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with clients and coworkers
  • Providing support and mentoring to design team

Position Qualifications

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture, or equivalent, and full member of the AALA
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Thorough knowledge of local municipal construction standards, specifications, and bylaws
  • Proficient understanding and experience with various municipal development permit processes including servicing agreements, drawing submission, and inspections and achievement of CCC & FAC
  • Experience using EPlan is an asset
  • Experience with LandFX is highly valued
  • Proficient computer skills and strong working knowledge of Office Suites
  • Preparing and understanding drawings and specifications with ability to analyze projects for risks
  • Knowledgeable of contract preparation, pricing, and closeout procedures
  • Experience preparing detailed project cost estimates an asset
  • Previous experience with LMN software is an asset
  • Willingness and ability to learn and become competent in a variety of software platforms
  • Landscape construction experience is considered an asset
  • Accountability
  • Self motivated and highly attentive to detail
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong ability to work independently and on a team with minimal direction
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple assignments
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence

Job Type

  • Full Time


  • Based on experience, negotiated upon hiring

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