|Location||Columbia, South Carolina|
|Date Posted||June 22, 2022|
If you are a talented designer and great thinker with a landscape architecture or urban design degree and at least two (2) years of professional experience, keep reading. Stantec is growing its landscape architecture and urban design practice in Orlando and throughout Florida. We have a strong regional presence in our Orlando design studio offering landscape architecture, architecture, and interior design services. Working in collaboration with our partners, our studio provides planning, landscape architecture and urban design services of the highest caliber. We have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects from urban parks, plazas, and streetscapes to themed entertainment venues and master planned resort hospitality projects worldwide. Our office is in the town center of the traditional neighborhood planned community of Baldwin Park in the heart of it all where Orlando is home to some of the most recognized themed entertainment brands and resort destinations.
Stantec is a global consulting firm with opportunities to be involved in far-reaching planning, urban design, and landscape architecture projects as well as collaborate with Stantec's leading experts in a variety of fields. Some of these experts include those focused on autonomous vehicles, micro-mobility, Smart Cities, stormwater infrastructure, and habitat restoration. We are part of the building practice team of professionals in Miami and Orlando, including an experiential design studio in Los Angeles, that regularly works with many of Stantec's business lines including Architecture, Community Development, Environmental Services, Ports and Marinas, Transportation, and Water.
The reach of Stantec's platform is amazing and what we are building in Orlando is about reconnecting people with great places through experiential design. We are driven to make community design impacts within the geographic reach of our offices in Florida in addition to regularly engaging with cool projects throughout the country, the Caribbean, and worldwide. Our landscape architects create inspired spaces that reflect context and use needs along with our commitment to sustainability. We take a collaborative approach to design and believe that the best solutions are the product of diverse perspectives.
We are seeking a positive, highly-motivated, and innovative professional who is passionate about urban design, master planning, and landscape architecture. Top candidates will excel at design thinking, have excellent graphic communication skills, articulate written and verbal communication, and the rigor to produce the best design solutions and work products possible as well as an interest in collaboration with other team members.
You will have the opportunity to plan and design public and private projects across various scales and uses, including civic spaces, streetscapes, parks, residential, commercial, themed attractions, resorts, and more. You will build new relationships with some of our more than 250 landscape architects firm-wide, be mentored, and in turn mentor new staff as we continue to grow.
You will develop technical skills and assist the project team with drawings, master planning, and drafting throughout the creative design process. Being creative and detail oriented, you will create planning and design documents, together with conceptual and final landscape designs, renderings, cost estimates, as well as have opportunities to meet clients, vendors, and attend site visits.
Your Key Responsibilities
Work under the direction of licensed Landscape Architects to assist in the development of our ongoing projects by collaborating with our Stantec Orlando team and other project teams in Florida and the US
Collaborate with planners, architects, engineers, ecologists, real estate market analysts, developers, contractors, and clients to enhance our group's production on all things related to landscape architecture and implement effective communication and coordination on projects among other project participants
Collaborate with other team members while working on projects and managing specific project tasks as appropriate
Understand and execute the site inventory and analysis process. Investigate design variables, owner/client requirements, budget constraints, site constraints, building operation, circulation, site grading, stormwater management, sustainability, soils, planting plans, and the preparation of construction documents
Prepare conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction documents for site plans and support graphics using hand drawings and other computer programs
Prepare and lay out documents, reports, and presentations
Prepare site plans and understand principles of grading and drainage, planting design, detail design, and documentation
Support marketing and business development efforts
Participate in meetings and presentations
Perform other duties as needed
Qualifications - Your Capabilities and Credentials
We seek candidates with two (2) years minimum of prior professional landscape architecture experience (not including internship experience) working within a professional design firm to fill multiple positions. The successful candidate will have the following skills:
Takes initiative on tasks and in coordinating with other members of the design team
Understanding of budgeting, efficient use of time and resources as it relates to personal tasks, project scope and project budget issues
Developing ability to solve problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation
Exceptional conceptual design and graphic skills using hand and computer drawing and rendering techniques
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint), AutoCAD, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and SketchUp is required. Experience with Revit, Enscape, Lumion, Twinmotion, Rhino, Grasshopper, or other 3-D visualization programs is strongly preferred
Exceptional technical design skills in site and planning projects across a range of project scales from less than one acre to hundreds of acres in size. Skills required include technical design layout, grading, and detailing projects of all sizes
Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D (including alignments and grading surfaces), AutoTURN, LandFX, and other construction document production-oriented software programs is strongly preferred
Strong quantitative aptitude and attention to technical detail are required. Prior experience in site construction, either observation or hands-on, is beneficial but not required
Familiarity with and ability to identify Florida plants a plus, but not required
Education and Experience
Successful candidates must have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from an accredited landscape architecture program
Dual degree candidates (any combination of Architecture, Physical Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design) are also encouraged to apply. Current licensure as a Landscape Architect is beneficial but is not required. Eventual licensure will be required for continued advancement within the team.
Excellent communications skills, written and verbal
A desire and ability to be a multi-discipline team member
Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us.