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Job Opportunities: Entry–Level Landscape Architect / Designer

Portland, OR

Shapiro Didway is actively seeking a talented and driven Landscape Architect / Designer to join our team.

Who We Are /

Shapiro Didway is a small firm based within Portland, OR committed to creating lasting connections between the landscape, people and the built environment. Our office provides a collaborative experience that exemplifies thoughtful design, ecological practice, and the exploration of design solutions to better the community and provide our clients with effective lasting designs.

Position Summary / 1 – 4 years of experience

We are currently looking to add a team member with a degree from an accredited landscape architecture program and 1-4 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture & design.  The preferred candidate will be proficient in drafting and working in AutoCAD, Lumion, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge in Revit, 3DS Max , and VRay is a plus.  The candidate must have an eye for clean aesthetics, be proficient in 3D rendering, and can provide support to senior staff. We are looking to fill this full-time position as soon as we identify a candidate that possesses the required skill set and is excited about joining our team.

Additional Position Information /

  • Compensation will be based on experience and skill level.
  • Full or Part Time position available.
  • Independent Contractor will not be considered.

Apply /

Please submit a cover letter, resume and design portfolio by email to info@shapiro-la.com with the subject line “Shapiro Didway – Careers”. We ask that digital portfolios be in PDF format and not exceed 10 mb.

Shapiro Didway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.shapirodidway.com


Job Opportunities: Landscape Designer / Landscape Architect

Cameron McCarthy is a thriving 23-member Landscape Architecture and Planning firm with offices in Eugene and Portland, Oregon.  The firm invites entry-level to mid-level landscapedesigner and landscape architect candidates to apply for positions available in Eugene and Portland.  The firm has (2) open positions.

Applicants should demonstrate strong leadership, communication and graphic skills and appreciate working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with similarly driven colleagues.  Applicants should be committed to design excellence and possess a professional Landscape Architecture degree.  Proficiency with AutoCAD, the Adobe Suite, and 3D applications is desired for Landscape Architecture candidates.

Cameron McCarthy has an office culture that celebrates active lifestyles, community, adventure, and the arts.  As a team, we support each other in both professional and personal pursuits which helps CM deliver exceptional projects and build long-lasting relationships.  CM is growing and offers extraordinary opportunity to get involved in high-profile, legacy projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The firm is an equal opportunity employer.

www.cameronmccarthy.com

Submit PDF letter of interest, resume and portfolio to: office@cameronmccarthy.com


Job Opportunities: Senior Planner – Development Services Planning Department

Pay
Salary Range:  $78,497 – $103,297 annually.
Starting salary is $78,497 – $95,504 (depending upon qualifications), plus full benefits package.

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

The City of Hillsboro’s Planning Department welcomes an experienced Senior Planner to its Development Services Team.  As a Development Services Senior Planner, you will provide your talent and expertise in a variety of land use responsibilities including:

  • Reviewing development projects for residential, mixed use, industrial and commercial uses that can range greatly in scale and size
  • Implementing the City’s updated Comprehensive Plan through development review
  • Researching and processing land use development applications, permit applications, plans, amendments, variances and related documents
  • Community Development Code administration
  • Presenting at public hearings and community meetings

Skills you’ll bring to the table

  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Project coordination and management
  • Solid understanding of state, regional and local planning structure, processes and codes
  • Leading and supporting other staff
  • Preparation of staff reports, ordinances, amendments, and other technical documents and conveyance of complex technical information

Preferred Skills

  • Landscape plan preparation or review and/or experience in inspecting the installation of landscape materials
  • Ability to fluently speak and write in both English and Spanish

General Statement of Duties

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform advanced journey level professional planning work. Responsibilities, as assigned, include reviewing, researching and processing planning and development applications, plans, amendments, variances, and related documents; conducting transportation and traffic planning; conferring with other divisions, applicants and external agencies to resolve project issues; interpreting and communicating codes, laws and regulations, ensuring compliance with applicable standards; coordinating planning and development projects; providing support and giving presentations to the community and governing groups; preparing code amendments; preparing drawings, plans, studies, reports, and other related documents. Leadworker responsibilities are exercised over related planning support personnel.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Geography Traffic or Civil Engineering, or related field and five years of municipal planning related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certifications

Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

  • Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record.

To Apply

Please visit our website Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Jobs to apply online through our link. For an alternative to our online application system you may download and print an application packet.

Employment applications must be completed online or returned by mail, fax or in person by the closing deadline of the position.  Applications received after the filing deadline, by email, or without a resume, cover letter and supplemental questions will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for the employment application.  Applications may be submitted by fax to meet the application deadline.

 

City of Hillsboro
150 E Main Street, Second Floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
503-681-6455
503-615-3459 fax

The closing date for this position is 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018.  Qualified minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated based on experience, training and skills presented in the employment application.  Selected applicants will be invited to an interview approximately two weeks after the closing date.  Criminal and civil record checks and reference checks will be conducted on final candidates.  A pre-employment physical examination and drug screening will also be required for safety-sensitive positions.  All applicants will be notified in writing of the final status of their application.  Employment of persons hired by the City will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and employment eligibility in the United States.

Salary

All salaries, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change.  Please carefully consider the following information before applying.  The 72nd Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).  Public employees hired on or after August 29, 2003 become part of OPSRP, unless membership was previously established in PERS.  Employees who are PERS/OPSRP eligible are subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution.

For employees hired that are not eligible for PERS/OPSRP, once eligibility is established after working six full-calendar months in a qualifying position (at least 600 hours in a calendar year), you will be subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution to PERS/OPSRP resulting in a decrease in your “take-home” pay.

Our policy states employees will receive a step increase upon successful completion of a one year probationary period.  Other step increases occur annually thereafter with at least satisfactory performance until the top of the range is reached.  In addition to step increases, cost of living adjustments are considered by City Council on an annual basis.  Again, salary amounts and our compensation policy, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change.

Bi-lingual Fluency Program

Employees who can demonstrate the ability to speak both Spanish and English, at a proficiency level determined by a fluency test administered by the City, will receive incentive pay.

Benefits

The benefits package includes family medical, dental, and vision insurance, VEBA, employee life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, retirement (PERS/OPSRP and social security), holidays, vacation, sick leave, voluntary health promotion program, employee assistance program, credit union, and deferred compensation programs.  The current base benefit package employee contribution is $115.00 per month and is subject to change.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Hillsboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership, national origin, political affiliation, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, credit history or source of income.  Applicants who feel their civil rights have been violated at any time during the course of their consideration for employment with the City of Hillsboro should contact the Human Resources Department immediately.  Applicants who consider themselves disabled under federal or state law and desire assistance should contact the Human Resources Department.

Find the employment application packet and general information about the City at

Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Jobs


Executive Committee – Meet the Candidates!

Oregon ASLA is pleased to announce and extend to our Members this year’s official slate of candidates for the Executive Committee 2018 ballot. Ballots will be emailed to current Fellows, Full Members and Associate Members on Wednesday, June 27th and will close at midnight on Friday, July 27th. The results will be officially announced in August.

New Executive Committee members transition into their new roles after the elections and officially begin their term of office at the end of October, after the ASLA Annual Meeting.

Please take a moment to vote in the upcoming elections! This is your opportunity to provide input on the future of our chapter and to help select the next group of ASLA Oregon leaders.


Candidate for President-Elect
Allison K. Rouse

Allison K. Rouse is a Capital Project Manager at Portland Parks & Recreation, where she has managed the design and construction of two of Portland’s signature outdoor spaces: Director Park and the South Waterfront Greenway Central District. She also managed a number of other strategic interventions within the City: a network of soft surface trails in the Marquam Nature Park, the North Gateway Marker on historic Terwilliger Parkway, and a new entry for Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. Previously, she practiced solo as Allison K. Rouse, Landscape Architect, and while her focus was on graceful and responsive residential gardens, she contributed on a variety of commercial, industrial and pro-bono projects. In partnership with BOORA Architects, Allison created an award-winning and widely published temporary installation in support of the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival, “The Works at TBA:05.” Allison is grateful for the training, perspective, and mentoring she received from her previous employers, Walker Macy and Stangeland Associates. She earned her Bachelor in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and is a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Specifier.

Allison is motivated by elegant, equitable and durable design solutions and excellence in project management. She works collaboratively with her stakeholders, clients and project teams, resulting in comprehensive understanding and validation of each design decision. In addition to the TBA Festival space, she has participated in a variety of public service projects, such as participating on Portland AIA’s Urban Design Committee, advising on design of a new vegetable garden for Laurelhurst Elementary School, and serving on the 2010 ASLA Oregon Design Awards Jury. She has hosted Shadow Mentor students, served on the original committee to organize and roll out the PDH requirement for maintaining licensure, and completed an oral history of senior landscape architects in the Portland area for the 2006 ASLA Oregon Design Symposium on Pacific Northwest Style.

“As the second of five daughters of an artist and an engineer, I am at once curious and efficient, idealistic and practical, unafraid to lead but also a team player. I am deeply rooted in both my original landscape, the coastal plains of eastern Virginia, and the vigorously evergreen, volcanic landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon’s versatile community of Landscape Architects, with its spectrum of designers, planners, researchers, writers, illustrators and project managers – all dedicated to stewardship and improvement of the landscape – is ideally suited to lead on intersectional issues such as adapting to climate change amid the social equity disparities of our age. As your President-Elect, I will support and promote our landscape architecture community; listen to learn what it most needs from ASLA Oregon; and then bring all of my powers and experience to bear in facilitating elegant, equitable and durable solutions for you.”


Candidate for Secretary
Patrick Sweeney

Patrick is a Senior Planner at Toole Design Group (TDG) and has worked at the intersection of multimodal transportation, land use planning, and urban design since 1992, in both the private and public sectors. Having worked in major cities across the United States, he has extensive experience with integrating transportation facilities within their varied land use contexts. Patrick is an OR licensed Landscape Architect, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council. Patrick specializes in leading and working with diverse project team members on complex urban transportation projects in addition to being able to effectively communicate and facilitate the minutia of project specifics to building consensus on larger project strategies.

Patrick enjoys collaboration, is a team-player, and feels strongly about the leading role Landscape Architects can/should have in connecting and creating great places. His communication skills are a great fit for the role of Secretary of Oregon ASLA, and his experience in working with others will make him an asset to the Oregon ASLA executive committee board.


Candidate for Secretary
Jennifer D’Avanzo

Jennifer has over 15 years of experience as a biologist and landscape designer. She studied environmental and forest biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse New York and later went on to receive a masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado at Denver. Drawing upon her experience from these two disciplines, Jennifer is a senior project manager at GreenWorks on a variety of planning and design projects consisting of stormwater management, green infrastructure, natural resource planning, recreation and interpretive design, and environmental restoration and enhancement.  After nine years of working in environmental consulting as a biologist and project manager, she transitioned back to landscape architecture.  GreenWorks is the ideal firm for her skill set because many projects focus on the enhancement and restoration of natural systems while embracing community concerns.  During her time as an environmental consultant, Jennifer became certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist. Jennifer’s experience includes landscape design, wetland delineation and permitting, habitat assessment, biological surveys, visual analysis, regulatory compliance, construction management and monitoring. In her free time, Jennifer can be found in her garden, on a hike or a backpack, practicing yoga, frequenting one of Portland’s amazing restaurants and as of lately taking improv lessons.

“I believe my commitment and organization will be a perfect combination to be the next  secretary of the Oregon ASLA Executive Committee Board. This opportunity would enhance my involvement with the discipline of landscape architecture as well as connecting and collaborating with the Oregon landscape architecture community.”


Candidate for Secretary
April Maly

April Maly is a landscape architect with Walker Macy where she focuses on the design of academic, institutional and corporate landscapes.  A northeast native, she moved to Oregon in 2016 in search of professional and personal growth and adventure.  She is passionate about connecting people to place by featuring ecological processes and the vernacular of site.  April earned her degree in Environmental Planning and Design at Rutgers University in 2011 where she was involved in a number of outreach and extension projects on campus and across New Jersey. Before moving to Oregon, she led diverse project teams in the design and construction of coastal New England landscapes.  She spends her free time volunteering with Friends of Trees, serving on the Rutgers University Landscape Architecture Alumni Committee and curiously exploring the Northwest with her sketchbook.

“I love meeting new people, generating excitement and momentum behind shared goals and excel at cultivating positive team environments. If elected secretary, I will bring to the board communication skills that will support future  ASLA Oregon efforts.”​


Candidate for Secretary
Jake Marshall

Jake is a landscape designer who put roots down in Portland almost two years ago. He is originally from Maryland but has also lived in Philadelphia and Fort Collins, Colorado, where he received his B.L.A. Jake currently works for the Portland Bureau of Transportation as the sole L.A. where he advances the mission of the bureau in creating equitable projects that enhance the safety and quality of life for the city of Portland. He is an avid outdoorsman who normally spends his weekends in the mountains backpacking, skiing or mountain biking.

“I am honored by the opportunity to serve as your secretary. The ASLA has given me an outlet to develop as an emerging professional while advancing my career. I am a strong advocate for the profession of landscape architecture and believe we need to continue to spread our reach by educating the public on the importance of our work while asserting ourselves in the field. “


Candidate for Education Chair
Laura Zanetto

Laura Zanetto is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s Landscape Architecture program, working as a restoration designer in ICF’s Portland office. Laura began her career at Hoyt Arboretum, in environmental programming supporting the Arboretum’s mission, then moved back into the field of landscape design at a small design-build firm in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, Laura designed and managed residential and commercial landscape projects, while overseeing construction and implementation. Eventually, Laura’s love of the outdoors drew her into restoration work, where she now primarily works on fish passage, floodplain reconnection, and aquatic and riparian habitat restoration.

Laura is excited about the opportunity to serve on the Executive Committee, especially in education. Since her role as Program Director at the Arboretum, Laura has loved engaging with the public and has especially enjoyed organizing educational events for all ages. Utilizing these experiences, Laura hopes she will bring valuable perspective to the role of Education Chair. Laura believes that both licensure and continuing education are important cornerstones of our profession, deserving of community attention to keep them attainable and meaningful.


Candidate for Mt. Hood Section Chair
Tenille Thompson

Tenille Thompson is a landscape architect at Koch Landscape Architecture, a design studio founded by Steven Koch, FASLA in 2000 in Portland, Oregon. Tenille moved to the Pacific NW a year ago from Edmonton, Canada to pursue her long-time desire to live, work and play in Portland- a city amid the trees.

She studied landscape architecture at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Guelph where she graduated in 2007. Tenille began practicing landscape architecture in Vancouver, Canada with DMG Landscape Architects (now evolved to PMG Landscape Architects and M2 Landscape Architecture) for several projects ranging from urban design, large-scale commercial and mixed-use projects, parks and open space planning. She also worked with Catherine Berris Associates and participated in the Sea to Sky highway corridor development for the Winter Olympics. Tenille also worked with Stantec in  southern Alberta where she participated in a number of project improvements for the City of Medicine Hat parks and recreation department. She then moved to Edmonton, Alberta where she worked for WSP as a project manager, participating in parks, cemetery design, trails, and urban design.

Tenille’s professional practice integrates well with her commitment to sustainable community orientated work. Through volunteer and internship experiences she has designed, facilitated, and project managed a number of grass roots efforts including a pop-up park, community gardens, school gardens, and affordable/crisis housing initiatives.

“I am interested in becoming the Mount Hood Section Chair to provide opportunities for the community to learn, share ideas, and play together. I’d like to get to know the community, have some fun and work to provide meaningful opportunities to expand our skills.”


Candidates for High Desert Section Co-Chair
Perry Brooks and Chelsea Schneider

Perry Brooks

“Since completing graduate school at the University of Colorado, Denver in Landscape Architecture, I have worked in both the public and private sector for the last 18 years. First stop was with the City of Kent, WA were I was the Park & Open Space Planner for 11 years and worked on a number of active and passive recreation projects. Next stop was with the City of Boulder, CO for 4.5 years as the Park and Recreation Planning Manager where I worked on an array of sustainability projects for  variety of facility and other park assets as well as on active and passive recreation projects. Upon moving to Oregon, I worked for the City of Redmond, OR for 2 years where I developed their first long-range Program and Facility Plan and their Asset Management Plan. In a complete deviation from past work experience, I then worked for a small environmental engineering firm based in Seattle called Natural Systems Design (NSD) for 4 years. While at NSD I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of stream, river and wetland restoration projects while also doing business development in OR. Currently, I came back to the public sector and am currently working for Bend Park & Recreation District.”

Chelsea Schneider

Chelsea is a registered Landscape Architect in Oregon with 17 years’ professional experience in consulting and public practice. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Oregon in Planning and a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from University of Colorado at Denver. She has practiced landscape architecture in Central Oregon since 2002, and founded her own firm in 2018. She has been chair and co-chair of the High Desert section in the past. Chelsea prefers to spend as much time out of the office as possible, so most likely can be found traveling and photographing landscapes.


ASLA Elevates Mary Anne Cassin to Council of Fellows

The ASLA Council of Fellows has recognized Mary Anne Cassin for her exceptional accomplishments and leadership over a 35 year career. Fellowship is among the highest honor ASLA bestows on members.

Mary Anne was nominated by the Oregon Chapter’s Fellow Nomination Committee in the Leadership/Management category. During her tenure with Portland Parks & Recreation and Metro, Mary Anne frequently worked behind the scenes on projects that serve the greater public good. She helped secure the 2011 National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Metal for Portland. She played a pivotal role in passing multiple capital bond measures and the System Development Charge for the City of Portland, and a five-year serial levy for the Metro Regional Government. She organized conferences, forums and exchange programs to help parks planners from around the nation share knowledge. She was critical in the initiation, master planning, and implementation of the Springwater Corridor.

“Mary Anne Cassin carries on and elevates the tradition of John Olmsted and Emanuel Mische in Portland’s parks. Similarly, she has advanced the stewardship of natural resources throughout our region. Her leadership has been consistent, collaborative, and positive, completing hundreds of park expansion and improvement projects funded through three historic bond measures. The latest bond measure focused on restoration. At Council meetings, I introduced her as our ‘irreplaceable’ manager. That was no exaggeration.” – The Honorable Charlie Hales, Former Portland Mayor and City Commissioner
“Few individuals have had the impact on Portland’s system of public places as Mary Anne Cassin. From the creation of our System Development Charge structure, to leading public funding measures, to the stewardship of our most iconic parks, Mary Anne has exemplified the best in landscape architectural public service, and is seen as a role model for future professionals. Every great city has someone working behind the scenes to facilitate progress. Mary Anne is Portland’s.”– Mike Abbaté, FASLA, Former Director, Portland Parks & Recreation

Mary Anne will be among the 2018 class of 31 Fellows recognized at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, October 19 – 22, in Philadelphia.

Read about all of this year’s Fellows here.


Job Opportunities: Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect

Full time position with Anderson Krygier, Inc.

 About Us

Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, Anderson Krygier, Inc. (AK) provides landscape architecture, ecological analysis, and experiential graphic design services. The firm’s principals are both landscape architects who are building a collaborative team that works across disciplines, at multiple scales and geographies. AK practices in an open studio atmosphere which emphasizes the cross pollination of ideas between projects and individuals.

Come be part of our design team, working in a historic, light-filled office space overlooking the central city’s waterfront park. Every member of AK’s growing staff is creative and passionate in working together to enhance the human experience of place while reinvigorating the natural systems that sustain us.

We work for clients throughout the US and around the world on a wide array of interesting project types including higher education, healthcare, government, corporations, parks and recreation, and civic/arts facilities.

Current projects in studio range from ecological analysis and planning work for the Forest Service in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest; to design of a new public park on the Oregon Coast; to landscape architecture services for the U.S. Department of State on new Consulate and Embassy facilities from Guatemala City, Guatemala to Maputo, Mozambique. We collaborate with many nationally recognized architecture and engineering firms as a core team member on large, multi-disciplinary teams.

Our downtown location is easy to access by bike, on MAX light rail, or via a nice walk across one of Portland’s many bridges.

Job Summary

We are ready to hire an experienced, senior landscape architect and project manager    with excellent design and technical skills. The position requires fluency in all phases of design management with a sensitive eye for high quality documentation and detailing. Candidates must have exceptional interest in sustainable systems, ecology-based design, high performance landscapes and thoughtful approaches to contemporary design. The position requires a strong ability to communicate effectively, both graphically and in spoken and written American English.

Candidates must be fluent in all phases of design, programming, documentation and production, able to organize and manage details and handle several projects simultaneously.

Your Role

  • Interfacing with clients for design tasks and project management
  • Communicating design vision and technical parameters verbally and graphically to existing and prospective clients
  • Skillful management of internal design teams and subconsultants through all project phases, from planning through construction administration
  • Ability to articulate and manage production processes to ensure timely completion of high quality deliverables
  • Assisting with project pursuits including: marketing, business development, and proposal writing

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university
  • 8-10+ years of experience in design and project management
  • Landscape architect registration or licensure in United States, Canada, or other countries that have internationally-recognized certifications (or in process of obtaining licensure)
  • High level of proficiency in design software programs including AutoCAD Civil 3D, Adobe Suite, Sketch up and Rhino. Proficiency in Revit is desirable.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of design, master planning, construction materials, techniques and specifications
  • Excellent design, graphic and 3D visualization skills
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to travel outside of Oregon

Salary

Commensurate with experience. Extremely competitive benefits package included.

Next Steps

Find more about AK at www.andersonkrygier.com

Submit cover letter, resume and portfolio to Anderson Krygier vie email to ds@andersonkrygier.com


Job Opportunities: Landscape Designer

Landscape Designer

Full time position with Anderson Krygier, Inc.

About Us

Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, Anderson Krygier, Inc. (AK) provides landscape architecture, ecological analysis, and experiential graphic design services. The firm’s principals are both landscape architects who are building a collaborative  team  that works across disciplines, at multiple scales and geographies. AK practices in an open  studio atmosphere which emphasizes the cross pollination of ideas between projects and individuals.

Come be part of our design team, working in a historic, light-filled office space overlooking the central city’s waterfront park. Every member of AK’s growing staff is creative and passionate in working together to enhance the human experience of place while reinvigorating the natural systems that sustain us.

We work for clients throughout the US and around the world on  a  wide  array  of interesting project types including higher education, healthcare, government, corporations, parks and recreation, and civic/arts facilities.

Current projects in studio range from ecological analysis and planning work for the Forest Service in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest; to design of a new public park on the Oregon Coast; to landscape architecture services for the U.S. Department of  State on new Consulate and Embassy facilities from Guatemala City, Guatemala to Maputo, Mozambique. We collaborate with many nationally recognized architecture and engineering firms as a core team member on large, multi-disciplinary teams.

Our downtown location is easy to access by bike, on MAX light rail, or via a nice walk across one of Portland’s many bridges.

Job Summary

We are ready to hire a landscape designer with excellent design and technical skills. This position offers a high level of project type diversity and will be most suited for candidates interested in design, analysis and ecology from both environmental and social perspectives. Position requires a strong ability to communicate effectively,  both  graphically  and  in spoken and written American English.

Your Role

  • Assisting with all stages of landscape architectural design development
  • Participating in the design process and development of site plans
  • Developing digital graphic design presentation materials such as rendered site plans, sections, perspectives and diagrams
  • Documenting technical design for construction packages in AutoCAD
  • Modeling design in 3D using Rhino, Grasshopper and
  • Supporting large scale planning and analysis projects through ArcGIS assessments, graphic support, and written content

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university. Master’s degree is desirable.
  • 2-5+ years of experience in site design and documentation
  • High level of proficiency in design software programs, including; AutoCAD Civil 3D, Adobe Suite, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketch-up and Revit. In lieu of software experience in Rhino and Revit, a demonstrated aptitude with interest in learning may be
  • Knowledge of design, master planning, construction materials, techniques and specifications
  • Excellent design, graphic and 3D visualization skills
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to travel outside of Oregon

Salary

Commensurate with experience. Extremely competitive benefits package included.

Next Steps

Find more about AK at www.andersonkrygier.com

Submit cover letter, resume and portfolio to Anderson Krygier vie email to ds@andersonkrygier.com


Job Opportunities: Landscape Architect/Designer

About the Company:

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is seeking a Landscape Designer or recently licensed Landscape Architect with four to eight years of professional experience. Our Landscape Architecture practice encompasses a wide range of park- and trail-related services. The position is located in our Portland office and presents opportunities to work on projects in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska.

Our park and trail projects include system plans, master plans, public involvement, design and detailing, construction documents, and construction administration. In addition, we collaborate with ESA biologists, civil and water resources engineers, and permitting specialists to develop mitigation and stormwater management solutions as well as wetland, stream, and tidal restoration projects.

ESA is known for thoughtfully balancing public access and natural resource protection.  Our Landscape Architects routinely manage interdisciplinary teams that expand our in-house expertise with survey, engineering (geotechnical, structural, electrical, traffic) to resolve complex and often conflicting objectives. This position provides an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge base and skills.

We are looking for a well-rounded and self-directed person who is articulate, organized and comfortable leading a number of tasks and less complex projects concurrently. A desire to work in multi-disciplinary teams is essential. Our projects are often sited in environmentally sensitive settings so an interest in and familiarity with native ecosystems, plants, and environmental regulations is beneficial.

At this level you will be responsible for maintaining marketing contacts and assisting with task orders and proposals by contributing to the development of scopes, fee estimates, and other narrative components. You will also review project accounting and prepare invoices. Experience with construction phase services is desired.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university;
  • At least four years work experience designing parks, trails, and other types of public infrastructure, preferably in the environmental consulting field;
  • A working knowledge of civil engineering, environmental science, and permitting principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to development, improvement, and maintenance of park, trail, and other landscape architecture projects;
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks on multiple projects in a fast paced collaborative environment;
  • Ability to develop and track project scopes, schedules and budgets;
  • Production of bid-ready construction packages (plans, specifications, estimates);
  • Ability to lead grading, layout, and detailing tasks with minimal oversite;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and Windows-based programs;
  • Ability to generate graphics by hand and sketch;
  • Strong graphics, communication and presentation skills;
  • Competence in using northwest native and adapted plant materials and low maintenance methods;
  • Basic familiarity with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and permit requirements;
  • Ability to conduct field inspections in a variety of settings, situations, and locations;
  • Knowledge of planting and irrigation design; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Additional beneficial qualifications:

  • A current license to practice landscape architecture in the State of Oregon; registrations in Washington, Alaska, and California are welcomed;
  • Strong capabilities in integrating ecosystem processes into site design to achieve aesthetic, land use, recreation, and habitat function goals;
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS and Civil 3D
  • Knowledge of Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper and 3D Studio Max;
  • Experience working with disadvantaged communities; and
  • Experience using Deltek Vision.

Benefits:

ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=365

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)

 


Job Opportunities: Landscape Architect-Anchorage, AK

The Landscape Architect provides leadership, high quality, imaginative and practical landscape and urban designs, and project management for projects such as master plans, park plans, recreational facilities, roadways, parkways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial and residential sites by performing the following duties. This position is held out of our Anchorage, AK office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Design and review of preliminary and final landscape plans, details, specifications and support graphics.
  2. Design and review of preliminary site plans and concept level development packages to include utility requirements, drainage and site grading.
  3. Preparation of photographic overlays, presentation graphics and mounting prepared materials for presentations to community councils, various boards and commissions and the Anchorage Municipal Assembly.
  4. Reviews and presents proposed planning and construction plans at community councils, Planning and Zoning Commission and the Urban Design Commission.
  5. Resolution of conditions of approval with Municipal agencies and local utility companies.
  6. Preparation, review, and approval of the final landscape architecture plans, coordinate with design team members and resolve community concerns.
  7. Serve as task manager or project manager on planning or construction projects. Monitor completion of work against schedule and budget constraints.
  8. Acting as a mentor to Landscape Architects I and II as well as Landscape Planners.
  9. Preparation of proposals for planning and construction projects; from scope and scheduling of proposed work to the preparation of the budget to complete the work.
  10. Distributes work to staff members and manages them related to completing work of a high quality, on time and on budget.
  11. Reviews invoicing prior to going out to the client, and actively reviews job-to-date costs as the project progresses.
  12. Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.

Qualifications. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

A Baccalaureate degree in landscape architecture and five years related work experience are required. A Masters degree in landscape architecture is desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Licensure as a Professional Landscape Architect.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Project, and Adobe Suite. Knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchIp and GIS is helpful
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here 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.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DOWL is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority, female, veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.

Our company THRIVES ON DIFFERENCES! All we ask is that our employees and applicants continue to learn how to work better together. We believe in adjustment first, accommodation always. We believe that people come to work every day with positive intent.

Applications accepted online only at company careers webpage – https://careers.dowl.com


Job Opportunities: Design Associate – Group Leader, Design Associate (optional locations), Senior Designer, and Designer – Level 2 (Portland, OR)

Alta Planning + Design is looking to grow our design team in the Portland office. This is a unique opportunity for a design professional to take a key role working on high-profile active transportation projects regionally, as well as globally. We have some very exciting projects coming up and will have a few rare senior positions (Design Associate (Group Leader), Design Associate, and Senior Designer) and one entry level position (Designer 2).

We’re seeking professionals who have knowledge of, and interest in, the field of active transportation, have a solid understanding of the design process, in particular as it relates to street and trail design, and are looking for the next challenge in their career.

Alta Planning + Design offers competitive salaries, great benefits including wellness and bike benefits, ten paid holidays per year, a generous starting Paid Time Off package, a five-year travel award, flexible work schedules, work-life balance, advancement opportunities and welcoming – and fun – work environments for our employees. Alta employees “walk the talk” and are passionate about creating livable and healthy communities.

To learn more about each position, click the links below:

 Design Associate – Group Leader (Portland, OR)

Design Associate (optional locations)

Senior Designer (Portland, OR)

Designer – Level 2 (Portland, OR)

For additional information about Alta Planning + Design, visit: www.altaplanning.com; twitter.com/altaplanning; facebook.com/altaplanning or Instagram.com/altaplanningdesign.