Senior Landscape Architectural Technologist

Posted June 20, 2022 - Closes July 20, 2022

Senior Landscape Architectural Technologist

Classic Landscapes, a local family-owned landscaping business, with landscape design and construction services along with fencing and tree care, delivers high quality workmanship at competitive prices. 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 LAT to join our team. This position requires an individual who is dedicated, organized, and who demonstrates a high attention to detail and strong communication skills. Candidates must display an exceptional work ethic that is infectious to those they work with. This position is accountable for design & drafting, cost estimation, contract administration, project administration & coordination, client communications and contributing to Classic’s collaborative workplace. This is a highly technical position, and a candidate with a background in landscape architecture is essential.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Landscape design and drafting including:
 Producing 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
 Developing technical specifications for construction packages and communicating site specific guidelines to provide direction to achieve the overall design intent
 Creating visual representation of designs using SketchUp and Adobe Photoshop to convey design intent through plan renderings, elevation, section, and perspective drawings
 Evaluating tasks according to priority and developing an evolving schedule to complete tasks within specified timelines
 Assisting in training and providing technical guidance
• Analyze and complete quotes, RFQs and budgets including:
 Detailed review of drawings and specifications
 Completion of quantity takeoffs
 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
• Project administration & coordination including:
 Supporting and maintaining communications 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
 Assisting in project quality assurance and control including preparing submittals, confirming materials, and providing direction to crews in on-site lay
 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 fellow LATs
• Other duties relevant to the position that are assigned as required

Position Qualifications
• Diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology or equivalent two-year post-secondary diploma in a related field
• Minimum 5 years of drafting and consulting 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
• Highly proficient in AutoCAD
• Experience with LandFX is highly valued
• Proficient computer skills and strong working knowledge of Office Suites
• Highly capable of 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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