Land Architect 17

Posted June 16, 2022 - Closes July 22, 2022

Job Summary:
Under supervision of the Land Development Project Manager, this position prepares conceptual and detailed landscaping designs; tender documents, administers contracts and project manages the construction for Saskatoon Land landscaping and other enhancement projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares conceptual and detailed designs, related presentation drawings, working drawings, estimates, specifications and tender documents.
  2. Administer contracts and manages project construction.
  3. Communicates with customers and other relevant stakeholders regarding existing and future neighbourhood landscape projects.
  4. Attends and participates at new neighbourhood public information meetings.
  5. Assists with the interpretation and application of City of Saskatoon policies, standards and guidelines pertaining to landscape and other enhancement design, construction and maintenance projects.
  6. Prepares feasibility studies and reports as required for landscaping and other enhancement projects.
  7. Assists in the preparation of Neighbourhood Concept Plans with regard to parks, recreation sites and public open spaces.
  8. Assists in the understanding and promotion of sustainable land development practices as it relates to landscape development and other enhancement projects.
  9. Supports and promotes a safe and positive workplace culture through a variety of initiatives and activities.
  10. Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations in addition to the City of Saskatoon’s Administrative Occupational Health & Safety Policies and departmental procedures.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

•    Degree in landscape architecture or related.
•    Three years' experience in all phases of landscape architecture, including design, preparation of working drawings and supervising development of urban parks and recreation projects.
•    Full Membership, or eligibility for Full Membership to the Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects.
•    Possession of a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence.
•    Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
•    Knowledge of general land development construction processes.
•    Knowledge of landscape design including hardscape elements, plant materials and irrigation.
•    Demonstrated experience in the application of City of Saskatoon Park Development Guidelines and Standard Construction Specifications.
•    Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
•    Ability to prepare presentations and working drawings for landscape and other enhancement projects.
•    Ability to prepare specifications, estimates and reports.
•    Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
•    Demonstrated skill in the use of AutoCad.
•    Skill in developing grading plans, drainage systems and balanced cut/fill.
•    Skill in the operation of a computer with word-processing and spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Office).

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