Posted: Sunday, March 5, 2017 4:48 PM
Stellar Designer for Landscape Design|Build Firm Are you a landscape designer with a passion for developing landscape and garden designs that fit goals and budget requirements? Do you have the ability to produce designs by adhering to design principles and professional standards? If you answered 'yes!' we want to talk to YOU! For over thirty five years, Suzanne Arca Design, a Landscape Design and Construction company, has provided the Bay Area with consultations, ongoing maintenance, and complete design-build landscape services for gardens of all sizes: residential, estates, commercial, municipal, and industrial. In every job we undertake, we emphasize repurposing and recycling as part of our overall commitment to green and sustainable practices. We are looking for a new designer to join our team. This awesome person will be responsible for producing concept and final plans in a timely and efficient manner, including estimating construction budgets, and overseeing design assistance. In addition, the designer shall provide field support during the construction phase. Could that be you? THE ESSENTIALS: Bachelor's or Master's degree in landscape design or landscape architecture is required 1-3 years' experience working as a landscape designer Reliable, gracious and kind, with a 'can do' attitude and the willingness to always go the extra mile! Smart, fast learner, and resourceful - must be solutions-oriented Impeccable and concise verbal, written, and visual communication skills Site inspection knowledge and experience Site-mapping experience and equipment knowledge Knowledge of how much the materials and labor will cost Knowledge of how ecological conditions can affect a proposed design Understanding of the local laws and codes Raw talent for sketching and drawing Computer literate: proficiency with AutoCAD, MS Office suite, and Adobe products THE TASKS: . Conduct site analyses for information gathering, site measurements, grades, draft base-maps, photographs, etc. . Develop Concepts/Perspectives . Hardscape and layout plans with supporting construction details, elevations and sections . Prepare planting and lighting plans, as well as permit drawings . Prepare budget bids with scope of work proposal, as well as take offs on drawings and figure budgets for construction and installation . Presentation meetings with clients . Prepare base maps, estimating take-offs, proposals and other design-related administrative tasks, such as typing plant lists and adding necessary notes to final plans . Supervise the layout of hardscape, plants and other design elements onsite . Coordinate construction schedule . Source materials . Maintain contact with field crew during construction as to progress of job and or issues that may arise during the job . Oversee the progress of maintenance as needed; perform monthly site inspections . Other fun tasks If you have what it takes, and want to be part of an incredible team of Landscape Design-Build professionals, please send us the following: - A cover letter letting us know why you are a great fit for this position, and your pay expectations - Your up-to-date resume Design portfolio (PDF format, please) -Your schedule of availability. To learn more about Arca Design Group, please check out our website: Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Absolutely no phone calls, please. Absolutely no contact by recruiters, please. We provide consultations, ongoing maintenance services and complete design-build landscape remodels for gardens of all sizes: residential-houses, estates, live-work and apartment complexes, and commercial-municipal and industrial buildings and restaurants. In every job we undertake, we emphasize repurposing and recycling as part of our overall commitment to green and sustainable practices.
• Location: Albany, San Francisco
• Post ID: 56632478 sf