Landscape Architectural Technologist II - 38991

Posted March 20, 2020 - Closes April 3, 2020
14th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue

Landscape Architectural Technologist II    

Job Number:   38991  

Are you looking to join a team of experienced professionals that shape and design our parks, streetscapes, and open spaces across the City? We are looking to strengthen our team with your knowledge and technical depth! 


The Open Space Design Section within the Building Great Neighbourhoods and Open Spaces Branch plans, designs, and directs the construction of a variety of open space projects. The design team consists of landscape architects, landscape technologists, and planning technicians that collaboratively develop design and construction drawings to meet holistic project objectives that benefit the communities we work in. 


Working in an integrated business model, the Landscape Architectural Technologists are accountable for a diversity of project objectives. 


Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare concept, preliminary, and detailed designs for open space projects with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency with minimal direction from lead landscape architect 
  • Prepare graphic materials including, but not limited to, plan renderings, elevations, sections, and perspectives to convey design intent using both hand and computer techniques 
  • Attend and complete site reviews and inspections to ensure design drawings are accurate and being implemented as expected 
  • Process submitted survey information and develop topographic and site plans 
  • Develop technical specifications to accompany the design and provide the required direction to achieve the overall design intent 
  • Prepare bid and scope documentation to inform the development of cost estimates and budgets 
  • Attend site visits during design and construction to assist in quality assurance and control of project coordination and implementation 
  • Oversee the assignment and completion of smaller projects to subordinate technical staff, check work in progress and at completion and provide technical guidance
  • Lead and inspire section staff through ongoing commitment to culture initiatives and maintaining positive working relationships 
  • Oversee the assignment and completion of smaller projects to subordinate technical staff, check work in progress and at completion and provide technical guidance



  • Completion of a two (2) year diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology, Drafting or Civil Engineering Technology from a recognized institute of technology 
  • 5 years of progressively responsible drafting and/or landscape architectural technology experience in the planning and preparation of complete landscape construction drawings, grading plans, layout plans, planting plans and topographical surveys as well as charts, maps and construction details 
  • Clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a client service focus for immediate and remote staff and business partners 
  • Thorough knowledge of design and drafting terminology, practices, and techniques aligning with industry standards 
  • Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of design and drafting principles and practices related to work assignments 
  • Knowledge and experience with site and construction surveying practices 
  • Extensive experience with drafting software applications including programming and troubleshooting (Microstation, AutoCAD, Vectorworks etc.) and related design and drafting programs 
  • Experience working with Google Applications, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud and ArcGIS 
  • Knowledge of landscape architectural principles and practices and modern construction methods and materials; including preparing construction estimates, specifications, demolition and removal plans, detailed grading and drainage plans, quantity take-offs, construction detailing, notification, and general tendering tasks 
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must arrange own transportation to be reimbursed in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy which may require business auto insurance

We are an equal opportunity employer. 

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. 


Up to 2 permanent full-time positions 


Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week, Monday - Friday 


Salary: $40.517 - $50.871(Hourly); $71,380.820 - $89,621.980 (Annually) 


Talent Acquisition Consultant: AV/JB


Classification Title :   Drafting Technician II

Posting Date:   Mar 20, 2020

Closing Date:   Apr 3, 2020 11:59:00 PM (MDT)

Number of Openings (up to):   2   -   Permanent   Full-time

Union:   CSU 52

Department:   Building Great Neighbourhoods and Open Spaces

Work Location(s):  14th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue  Edmonton   T5J 0J4

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