Landscape Designer Job Description

Landscape Designer Job Description

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Landscape designer provides autoCAD production support during concept and schematic design, design development, and construction document phases.

Landscape Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Produce presentation graphics (map diagrams, plans, sections, three-dimensional models ) associated with public meetings, presentation drawings, reports, using Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch Up
Perform project planning and conceptual designs on various landscape and restoration projects
Perform technical landscape architecture work in environmental landscape design, restoration projects and transportation projects
Prepare conceptual design drawings and public outreach presentations
Prepare landscape construction documents including irrigation design, technical specifications and cost estimates
Mentor and develop the skills of junior staff
Works in collaboration with other designers on a wide array of project scales ranging from urban streetscapes, civic plazas, large scale waterfront parks, urban district plans
Manages projects and staff in support of the Principal in charge
Project Coordination responsibilities including preparation of contract documents
Assisting with proposal preparation

Landscape Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Landscape Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BD+C, LEED, ISA

Education for Landscape Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the landscape designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design, Education, Design, Graduate, Interior Design, Environmental Design, Technical, Technology

Skills for Landscape Designer

Desired skills for landscape designer include:

SketchUp
Adobe Creative Suite
Construction document preparation
Microsoft Office
Project theming
Schematic design and design development
AutoCAD Civil 3D
Land-FX
Lumion
AutoCAD

Desired experience for landscape designer includes:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills essential
Promising portfolio of built work which demonstrates technical capabilities
Knowledge and experience in Land F/X, M-Color and 3D Graphics
Proficiency and passion for solving environmental landscape issues, with a focus on the technical design phases and preparation of construction documents
Familiarity with California native and drought tolerant plants
Knowledge and experience in irrigation design

Landscape Designer Examples

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Landscape Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of landscape designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for landscape designer
  • Prepare planning documents, conceptual and schematic designs, illustrations and graphics, construction details, construction documents, technical specifications and cost estimates for a wide variety of public and private sector projects
  • A good knowledge of design process, conceptual thinking and detailed design/construction document knowledge, well organized and attention to scheduling requirements
  • Knowledge of construction materials and techniques, including detailing
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple projects and effectively work with other Landscape Architects, Designers and Technicians
  • Affective time management is an inherent trait expected of all candidates
  • Ability to maintain regular office hours and participate in company functions where appropriate
  • Domestic and International travel may also be a potential and the candidate must be able to fulfil this task
  • A strong focus on studio relationships is an important aspect of our studio and the candidate should be confident, friendly and willing to work with all staff levels from Entry Level Landscape Architects through to the Director of Landscape Architecture, with other design and technical disciplines
  • A good knowledge of design process, conceptual thinking and detailed design/construction document knowledge, well organized and attention to scheduling requirements, good understanding of time management and project production budgets
  • Knowledge of construction materials and techniques, including detailing is a pre-requisite of our internship program
Qualifications for landscape designer
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite overall strong computer proficiency
  • Familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS suite of products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolBox), and MicroStation
  • Advanced 3D graphic modeling capabilities – Rhino, 3DS Max, Grasshopper
  • Studying towards a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture or Urban Design
  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture
  • Ability to work independently in multi-disciplinary teams
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Landscape Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of landscape designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for landscape designer
  • Affective time management is an inherent trait expected of all internship
  • Domestic and International travel may also be a potential and the intern must be able to fulfil this task
  • Collects and compiles grounds maintenance data
  • Participating in the preparation of graphics, 3D renderings, contract documents
  • Design places where people want to be, help enrich our communities and contribute to our clients’ success
  • Develops general guidelines, design elements, definition of necessary facilities and improvements, and analyses of all relevant factors in developing and constructing building and/or landscape improvements both now and in the future
  • Provides sketches, drawings, construction documents, specifications and reports necessary for a contractor to bid on and accurately build a variety of municipal improvements such as buildings, parks, playgrounds, pedestrian walkways and malls
  • Coordinates details, paperwork, workloads of office personnel, meetings, decision making, cost analysis and estimates necessary to take a project from project definition through design, public bidding and construction, to completion of the project
  • Coordinates improvement projects with other departments, flood control districts, school districts, concerned community groups and individuals and other entities and agencies
  • Provides analysis and estimates cost implications of construction, bidding, staff time costs and change orders
Qualifications for landscape designer
  • The ideal candidate should have more than 4 years’ experience in landscape architecture/planning and will be a leader with proven skills and a depth of experience in Landscape projects, including the delivery of built work
  • Candidate should be self-motivated, proactive and responsible, taking ownership of their work
  • University degree in Landscape Architecture (BLA or MLA) preferred
  • Proven design and technical ability, with an understanding of the Landscape Architect’s role in a consulting environment
  • Local plant knowledge
  • Eligibility for membership in Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) a strong plus
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Landscape Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a landscape designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for landscape designer
  • Analyzes field data and prepares drawings and specifications to conform to establish requirements for municipal projects
  • Reviews designs prepared by consultants to ensure conformity to project requirements, building codes and ordinances
  • Manages construction projects to ensure conformance to project requirements
  • Prepares all documents required by various departments within the City related to project information
  • Suggests design changes or improvements necessary to municipal projects
  • Provides contract administration for municipal projects for conformance to City rules and regulations
  • Designs office layout for moves and/or re-design of various departments within City office buildings to achieve more efficient utilization of space and equipment
  • Maintains easily available records of drawing and specifications to further develop existing facilities to meet future needs
  • Provides consultation to other departments and divisions for advice on ongoing or contemplated problems such as choice and use of materials, current requirements for ADA accessibility and California Building Code requirements
  • Trains and directs the work of sub-professional employees involved in municipal projects to provide the necessary technical advice and direction in executing work schedules
Qualifications for landscape designer
  • Experience working on medium to large-sized international projects
  • Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is an asset, though not required
  • Relevant bachelor or master degree with 10 years experienced in related field and some experience in large-scale landscape project experience
  • Must have good PLANTING design skills
  • Knowledge of master planning a strong advantage
  • Strong portfolio of designed and built work which demonstrates excellent technical capabilities
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Landscape Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a landscape designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for landscape designer
  • Understands the design needs of municipal facilities
  • Prepares and coordinates consultant agreements
  • Prepares reports and Council memos for City projects
  • Provides direction to building inspectors on assigned projects
  • Coordinates the work of consultants to produce a complete project, both in-house and private
  • Review construction documents and specifications and site inspection work
  • Works in collaboration with other designers on a wide array of projects ranging from urban streetscapes, civic plaza to large scale waterfront park
  • Prepare site selection, development potential, site layout and design vision investigations, analysis and summary reports using desktop publishing software programs
  • Consult with public and private consultants, contractors, and owners relative to construction and maintenance of public works facilities as assigned
  • Prepare, write, and administer consultant agreements
Qualifications for landscape designer
  • Excellent organizational and project/people management skills
  • Site work experience is an advantage
  • Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture or related discipline
  • Accredited Degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Architecture
  • Ability to work independently part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Architecture
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Landscape Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of landscape designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for landscape designer
  • Write reports and Council memos for City projects
  • Participate in coordinating a full range of project management activities
  • Consult with architects, landscape architects, engineers, contractors, developers, community groups and other City departments about the design and construction of municipal landscape projects, streetscapes, parks, and trails
  • Coordinate with other public agencies in the preparation of technical reports, plans and specifications, public meetings, and other duties related to the full range of project management activities
  • Prepare and write technical reports, grant applications, agreements, joint use agreements and strategic plans requiring research under the direction of a supervisor
  • Organize, manage, and facilitate meetings with community groups and citizen organizations
  • Prepare or review plans and specifications, prepare bidding documents, solicit bids, award contracts, administer the contract, interpret plans and specifications, resolve field problems, manage construction contracts, and follow through with acceptance of project
  • Present project details and discuss with community groups and citizen organizations
  • Provide analysis, project schedules, and cost estimates of construction
  • Prepare designs, plans and specifications for conformance to established standards and direct the inspections of facilities under construction or repair using computer aided design and drafting software programs
Qualifications for landscape designer
  • Proficient in Auto CAD 2015, Sketch-Up Pro and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Lumion 3D knowledge
  • Must be passionate about what they do and about building better cities
  • Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Planning
  • Demonstrated understanding of strategic green infrastructure plans, integrated watershed management plans, or similar­
  • Someone who is passionate about what they do and about building better cities

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