Landscape Designer

We are looking for collaborative and creative landscape designers to join the landscape architecture group in our San Francisco Bay Area office (Los Gatos, Santa Clara County). This position is full time and can accommodate a hybrid schedule that allows for a combination of telework and in-office work. This is not a remote position, as some office work and project site visits are required. The anticipated pay range for this position is $67,000 – $87,000 annually. Actual compensation within the range will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About Us
The leaders in our landscape architecture group have unparalleled experience designing habitat restoration, open space, park, and ecology-driven projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We are highly collaborative, fostering a strong culture of mentorship and support, learning from each other as well as from other experts in our firm’s restoration, wildlife, plant, and aquatic ecologist groups.

Our Work
The landscape architecture group’s work focuses on restoring native habitats and creating nature experiences in open space and business campus settings that are both engaging and educational. For example, we:

  • Lead a team in the planning and design of a 9-acre park on the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The future park will have new tidal marsh and transition zone habitats and educate the public on sea level rise and Bay ecology.
  • Integrate pollinator habitat and native landscapes into urban campus planning and design for large companies in the region.
  • Assist the City of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services with planning, monitoring, maintenance, and regulatory compliance of mitigation projects.
  • Collaborate with our restoration ecologists and hydrologist project partners to design a 100+ acre riparian floodplain and California sycamore restoration site.

What You’ll Do
As a member of our landscape architecture group, you’ll have the opportunity to analyze site conditions, develop conceptual designs and construction documents, prepare client and public presentation materials, oversee construction, and participate in long-term monitoring. Our senior staff will mentor you and help you develop your skills as a landscape designer. You will also have the opportunity to work with other H. T. Harvey & Associates ecologists to deepen your knowledge of the habitats and species of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Competencies, Skills, and Experience
A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, want to hone their design skills, and develop their long-term careers. We are looking for talented designers who are interested in continually improving their knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in landscape architecture and ecology. If that sounds like you and you meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your design experience, education and training, ecological knowledge, and project management skills during the application process.

  • Minimum of 2 years of design experience in a professional setting preferred
  • Academic degree in landscape architecture, MLA preferred
  • A keen design sense
  • Strong communication, organizational, and collaboration skills
  • A knack for analysis and problem-solving
  • Adept at hand rendering
  • A demonstrated interest in ecology
  • Experience working in:
    • AutoCAD (Civil 3D a plus)
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Microsoft Office

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Follow best practices for field safety
  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys and work in inclement weather

How to apply
Please submit resume, cover letter, and work samples through our applicant portal here. In your cover letter, please share why you consider yourself a good fit for this position and unique aspects of your personality or experience that may not be reflected in your resume and work samples. Please combine resume, cover letter, and work samples into one file and limit file size to 10 MB.

Ultimately, we’ll ask for references and potentially academic transcripts, but if you don’t have them handy now, they can be submitted later.

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