LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

PEA is growing and we are looking for a creative and talented Landscape Architect to join our team in Brighton, MI.

Our Landscape Architect position will provide an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to grow and develop working along with a multidisciplinary team on a broad range of land development projects.  Projects include healthcare facilities, regional trails, urban plazas, residential developments, large commercial centers, and corporate campuses.

The position will assist senior staff with their ongoing landscape design projects.  Tasks will include assisting in the preparation of landscape plans, site plans, hardscape details, construction drawings, site analysis, and presentation graphics.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

General Summary

The Landscape Architect is responsible for planning, site design, and landscape design and providing technical expertise for various land development projects.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborates with senior staff on the design packages for projects such as; healthcare facilities, regional trails, urban plazas, residential developments, large commercial centers, and corporate campuses.
• Analyzes data on conditions such as site location, drainage, or structure location for environmental reports or landscaping plans.
• Integrates existing and proposed land features and structures into designs.
• Prepares graphic representations of plans using CAD software.
• Selects appropriate materials for use in landscape designs.
• Analyzes environmental reports on land conditions, such as drainage and energy usage.
• Assists in the preparation of landscape plans, site plans, hardscape details, construction drawings, site analysis, and presentation graphics.
• Reviews landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, evaluates quality of materials or work.
• Coordinates the preparation of project drawings, exhibits, and calculations with other engineers, designers and technicians.
• Communicates with project team members, client representatives, review agencies and others as appropriate to the project.
• Seeks appropriate guidance in resolving various project related issues.
• Manages time effectively, organizes, and works on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet project deadlines and client needs.
• Visits project sites to review conditions as appropriate.
• Performs other duties assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS | SKILLS

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-3 years of experience preparing schematic design, design development, and construction documents for various site development projects.
  • 1-3 years of experience with preparation of hardscape and landscape plans for site plan approval and construction documents.
  • Working knowledge of landscape and native plants in the Midwest region.Working knowledge of typical computer software programs used for landscape design (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Sketchup, etc.)

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication skills.
  • Orientation toward teamwork and collaboration.
  • Willingness to perform work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Job requires being cooperative with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, positive attitude.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve, persistently complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound business judgment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.

Availability

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and overtime as required.

Travel

As a part of performing this position’s duties, travel will be required to respective job sites in the Southeast Michigan Area and throughout the United States.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

PEA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. PEA is Drug Free Work Place.

PEA, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as life insurance and long-term disability. PEA, Inc. offers a 401(k) and profit sharing plans with an employee contribution, as well as support for continuing education.

Interested applicants may email their cover letters and resumes to careers@peainc.com.

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