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Landscape Architect and Project Manager

Landscape Architect and Project Manager

We are looking for a collaborative and creative landscape architect 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. 

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 will analyze sites, create conceptual designs and presentation materials, prepare construction documents, and oversee construction. You will manage projects, staff, and budgets, train and mentor junior staff, and assist in managing the group. You’ll work on project teams with ecologists as well as external peers in other design disciplines. Project managers will also develop proposals, help build and manage client relationships, and serve as a liaison with project partners, agency contacts, and project stakeholders.

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 landscape architects 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.

  • Academic degree in landscape architecture (MLA preferred)
  • A landscape architecture license (Preferred. A California license is not required)
  • 7―15 years of design experience in a professional setting. Experience designing parks and urban environments is a must (e.g., paving, plazas, boardwalks, custom furnishings, tree wells/rooting volumes, interpretive elements, etc.)
  • A keen design sense
  • Understanding of and interest in ecological processes and habitat design in wildland and developed contexts. Prior experience collaborating with scientific experts and conveying ecological approaches into the design process
  • Well-versed and efficient in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite. 3D modeling experience a plus (Sketchup, Revit, AutoCAD Civil3D)
  • Adept at hand rendering
  • Strong technical skills at all phases of design and construction, with demonstrated experience of implemented projects: 
    • Development of design concepts and preparation of presentation-quality graphics and illustrations
    • Preparation of detailed construction documents, including plans, specifications, and cost estimates
    • Construction oversight/administration, including RFI responses, submittal reviews, and observation of the contractor’s work
  • Project management experience
    • Demonstrated experience preparing scopes of work, schedules, and budgets and tracking them through project completion 
    • History of working on multiple complex projects concurrently
    • Prior experience coordinating with clients, project team partners, and subconsultants 
    • Experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff
    • High comfort level in running meetings, giving presentations, and leading client interactions
  • Highly collaborative 
  • Thrives in an environment with iterative feedback from multiple stakeholders
  • Exceptionally organized
  • An inquisitive and curious nature 
  • A knack for problem-solving 
  • Strong and precise writing skills 

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 ADP 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 sample 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. 

A few other nitty gritty details

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