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Intermediate Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect
200001ZB Requisition #

Strong communities don’t just happen—they’re built. They’re creatively imagined, collaboratively planned, and readied to face tomorrow with optimism. We’re driving the future of Community Development. Our experts lead their fields, collaborating on projects that are as technically challenging as they are impactful, creative, and fulfilling. We’re a place where you can apply your passion—and find endless opportunities to help make communities more equitable, resilient, and livable. 

Your Opportunity

In this position as an Intermediate Landscape Architect, you will have unique opportunities to work on projects of local, provincial and national significance for private and public clients.  This is a great opportunity for a motivated and energetic individual who wants to challenge their abilities in a dynamic work environment.

We design urban parks and plazas, transportation corridors, waterfronts and mixed-use developments that enhance our communities. Our experienced inter-disciplinary team specializes in parks and open spaces, urban public spaces, multiuse pathways, roadway enhancements, commercial and residential developments, wetland creation, habitat enhancements, watercourse restoration, urban forestry, cultural heritage landscapes and low impact development. We connect the people, places, and resources that take a project from concept to reality. 

Your Key Responsibilities

You will work with general supervision and direction on a variety of projects, ranging in size from urban in-fill projects to subdivision plans, as a team member of a larger project under the guidance of Senior Landscape Architects and Designers. 

You will establish general landscape requirements; conduct preliminary site studies and assess potential to meet client specifications. As part of our team, you will collaborate with skilled professionals on projects ranging from initial planning to final commissioning.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualize, design, and document landscape architectural designs.
  • Prepare design documents including reports, drawings, and construction specifications for assigned projects.
  • Be of good standing with relevant professional organizations to seal and sign documents. 
  • Serve as technical design expert for projects and works with other team members to develop and execute design.
  • Assist Senior Landscape Architects with cultural heritage landscape projects including report writing endeavors. 
  • Communicate effectively with clients to resolve technical project issues. Present and explain reports and designs and provide service to meet client’s goals.
  • Coordinate with other members of the design team to finalize the design of the development.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Through demonstrated progressively responsible experience in landscape architect project management, you have honed your planning and design development skills on urban space, commercial, residential, roadway or green space projects.

Capabilities and credentials include but are not limited to:

  • Significant technical knowledge recognizing when problems are developing and initiating appropriate corrective actions using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.
  • Familiarity with federal, provincial, and municipal approval process and standards.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of designs and construction documents including specifications.
  • Proficient in relevant drafting/design software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat with experience working with 3D rendering software is an asset (Sketch-up, 3D Max).
  • Demonstrated industry practice knowledge and commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Positive team-oriented attitude.
  • Self-motivated and passionate about design and environmental stewardship. 
  • Skills and ability to work closely with others as a team as well as independently.
  • Strong time management and critical thinking.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities along with a commitment to thrive in a proactive organization where client service is priority one.
  • Local and regional travel is expected, and the successful applicant shall supply his or her own vehicle.
  • Be a self-starter and motivated individual to successfully complete tasks in a remote/working from home environment.

Education and Experience

Applicants should have a full membership with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA). Applicants should demonstrate a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience as a Landscape Architect and have a degree in Landscape Architecture or similar relevant certification.  

This position will primarily work in an office setting however, may require some field work. While we currently find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, Stantec is prepared with the infrastructure available to support individuals working from home.   

Please include the following additional required application materials:

  • A cover letter in PDF format indicating your background, interests, and goals in the field of landscape architecture, and any other relevant information you believe will help us make an informed decision regarding your selection to the internship program
  • Two letters of recommendation in PDF format from individuals related to the field of landscape architecture and design
  • Design Portfolio in PDF format

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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