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Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager

Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager

What you’ll do
As a member of the landscape architecture group, your work will include analyzing sites, creating conceptual designs and presentation materials, preparing construction documents, and overseeing construction. Our landscape architecture group collaborates closely with our restoration ecologists as well as with our wildlife ecologists and botanists. Many projects also involve working with peers in other design disciplines with our teaming partners.  You will manage projects, staff, and budgets, train and mentor junior staff, and assist in managing the group. Project managers also work on proposals and business development. Externally you will be a liaison with clients, stakeholders, and agency contacts. 

What are some of the important projects that the landscape architecture group works on?
Our group’s work focuses on restoring native habitats and creating nature experiences in open space and corporate settings that are both engaging and educational. H. T. Harvey’s mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. 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.
  • Work 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, park, 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, ecological knowledge, and project management skills during the application process!

Required Landscape Architecture and Design Experience

  • Academic degree in landscape architecture (MLA preferred)
  • 7―15 years of design experience in a professional setting. Experience designing parks and urban environments 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 problem-solving and 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. 

Required Project Management Skills and Competencies

  • 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 project team partners or subconsultants 
  • Highly collaborative 
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff.
  • High comfort level running meetings, giving presentations, and leading client interactions. 
  • Strong and precise writing skills

This position requires the future 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 communications skills are a close second. We ask for your resume, a cover letter, references, and work samples. In your cover letter we’d appreciate it if you tell us about a favorite project you worked on and why. 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. 

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