Landscape Architect

Posted November 3, 2022 - Closes December 8, 2022
Edmonton

​​​​​​Landscape Architect

 

EDA Planning and Urban Design is an award-winning landscape architecture and urban design practice based in Edmonton.  We are currently growing and looking to add to our fast paced studio. Our team works on a wide range of projects across scales: from large scale streetscape corridor plans, regional trail connectivity masterplans, neighbourhood renewals; and down to smaller site design of parks, streetscapes, plazas and custom detailed design of individual site elements.

Our ideal candidate is able to take full ownership of projects while working collaboratively with our team of designers and technologists.  You are a well rounded candidate with an intuitive design sense and strong and accurate drawing, review, and technical skills. You’ll be comfortable liaising with and managing client relationships, and working with municipalities to design and deliver impactful and meaningful project work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading and managing all aspects of landscape architecture and urban design projects, from concept planning and design through to construction administration and monitoring
  • Collaborate with our team of landscape architects, urban designers and technologists to review and deliver quality projects with attention to detail
  • Participate in all aspects of firm development and management as seen fit.  We are a small and non-hierarchical firm that looks to build and grow in accordance with unique skillsets and project experience each team member brings

Qualifications:

  • High aptitude and design acumen in a diverse range of projects
  • Candidates should have a bachelor or masters degree in Landscape Architecture, or a diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology with an equivalent level of experience
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as a landscape architect with full membership or eligibility for full membership in the AALA
  • Ability to own, lead, and manage the production of a complete landscape architecture construction package, with the support of designers and technologists
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, construction documentation and contract administration
  • Demonstrated experience managing and mentoring a design team of junior to intermediate level designers and technologists
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with specification standards, cost estimation, project scheduling and coordination of sub-consultants
  • Strong understanding of construction, materials and implementation practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills working with clients, consultants and contractors
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs suite of tools
  • Strong digital drawing skills including AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite
  • As this role will involve construction administration and field review, a class 5 drivers license is a requirement

Assets

  • Working knowledge of inspections and application processes with the City of Edmonton and surrounding municipalities in the metro region
  • Strong hand drawing and concept design abilities utilizing sketches, diagrams, and project appropriate design methods
  • Experience with Sketchup, Lumion, Land F/X
  • Education, training, and experience with GIS and software experience with QGIS
  • Experience delivering landscape architecture and urban design projects with Revit
  • Strong table tennis skills

Rewards

  • A family friendly and family-like work environment offering work-life balance, flexible hours, and hybrid work environment
  • A newly renovated office with amenities including a workout room and equipment, and a recreation room with table tennis
  • Competitive compensation including yearly salary reviews and bonus structure. Employees at EDA share in the firm’s continued financial success
  • Full and flexible benefits package covering medical, dental, and optical
  • Company cellphone plan including your choice of device such as iphone or android, and coverage of monthly bill

Submission Requirements

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the position
  • A current resume or CV
  • A portfolio of work in PDF format

Please send your application/resume to: info@edadesign.ca

Include “Landscape Architect” in the subject line.  We thank all candidates; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. 

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