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Junior Landscape Designer

Junior Landscape Designer

H. T. Harvey & Associates is always on the lookout for highly-qualified landscape designers to join the landscape architecture group in our San Francisco Bay Area office.. 

What you’ll do
As a member of the landscape architecture group, you’ll have the opportunity to help with analyzing site conditions, developing conceptual designs and construction documents, preparing client and public presentation materials, overseeing construction, and participating in long-term monitoring. Project managers 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. 

What are some of the important projects that the landscape architecture group works on?
Our mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. This is not to say every project is glamorous and exciting, but because of our 50 year history in the region and recognized local expertise, we get to do some pretty interesting things! For example, we: 

 

  • Lead a team in the planning and design of a 9-acre park, on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, that will create tidal marsh and transition zone habitats and educate the public on sea level rise and Bay ecology. 
  • Integrate native habitat into urban campus planning and design for large companies in the region.
  • Are working with the City of San Jose’s Department of Parks to assist with planning, monitoring, maintenance, and regulatory compliance of mitigation projects. 
  • Collaborate with our restoration ecologists and hydrologist project partners to design a complex floodplain and California sycamore restoration site. 

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  
The leaders in our landscape architecture group have been working in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two decades and have unparalleled expertise in designing habitat restoration, open space, and urban ecology projects. 

A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is not for everyone–it is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, their design skills, and their long term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in fields of 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, and ecological knowledge during the application process!

Required experience and skillset  

  • Minimum of 2 years of design experience in a professional setting
  • Well-versed and efficient in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Adept at hand rendering 
  • A keen design sense
  • Strong communication, organizational, and collaboration skills
  • A knack for analysis and problem-solving 
  • General office experience, including familiarity with basic Microsoft Office Suite software or equivalent  
  • Previous coursework or work experience in ecology 
  • Academic degree in landscape architecture, M.LA preferred. 

Positions at H. T. Harvey & Associates require an employee to: 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work occasionally on nights, weekends, and early morning hours
  • Potentially walk over varied terrain 
  • Work in inclement weather
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply
First and foremost we will evaluate your design skills and experience, and your communication skills are a close second. We ask for your resume, a cover letter, and work samples. In your cover letter we’d appreciate it if you share some thoughts about why you think you are a good fit and what you are looking to get out of your next position. We really do read the cover letter–it’s an opportunity to share with us some of the things that might not come through in a traditional resume or in your design samples. While we do not have a current position opening, we will review your materials and will follow up with the most qualified applicants.  


Please submit your application materials through our applicant portal here (please limit file size to 10 MB).