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Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager

Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager

We are looking for a creative, analytical, and collaborative landscape architect and project manager to join the landscape architecture group in our San Francisco Bay Area office. Although much of the work can be performed remotely, some office meetings, site visits, and fieldwork will be required.

About the Landscape Architecture Group
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 work closely with the company’s restoration ecologists as well as with wildlife ecologists, botanists, and arborists. We are highly collaborative, fostering a strong culture of mentorship and support, learning from each other as well as from the company’s other groups.  

Our Work

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. 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.
  • 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 100+ acre riparian floodplain and California sycamore restoration site. 

What You’ll Do
As a member of the 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 also develop proposals, help build and manage client relationships, and serve as a liaison with project partners, agency contacts, and project stakeholders.

Who Works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, their design skills, and their long-term careers. We’re looking for talented designers 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 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

Desired Competencies and Other Skills  

  • 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: 

  • 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
Please submit resume, cover letter, and work samples through our applicant portal (please limit file size to 10 MB). In your cover letter we’d appreciate it if you 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 submit your application materials through our applicant portal here (File size limited  to 10 MB).