At SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture, part of SCJ Alliance we not only serve our clients but also one another. We are a multi-disciplinary firm with five offices in Washington and we strive to employ top-quality people who embrace our unique culture of service.
This Landscape Architect position is in our SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture office in Ballard, Seattle, providing a small firm feel with none of the drawbacks. Enjoy the benefits and security of a large firm, while working with a four-person team on a variety of project types. Benefit from individualized professional training and mentoring that supports your career as a landscape architect.
Position: Landscape Architect
Location: SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture office in Ballard, Seattle, WA
Position Summary: At SCJ Studio the work is varied, from luxury single-family residential to high profile regional transportation projects. Commercial, multi-family, and campus/institutional work round out our typical client list. SCJ’s Studio’s Landscape Architects perform professional level planning, site design, and graphic design tasks in a variety of formats and settings in a supporting capacity for project managers and principals throughout SCJ Alliance.
Duties may include:
- Communication with design team members.
- Assist in the management of individual projects and drawing production.
- Site inventory and analysis duties including on-site investigations and mapping.
- Research of code, regulations or standards.
- Development of programs, schematics, and concepts.
- Drafting and development of design drawings and construction documents (manually and utilizing Adobe, CAD and LandFX software).
- Development of construction specifications.
- Perform construction observation, review of shop drawings, materials submittals.
- Delivery/retrieval of project materials.
- Design/development of communication materials (graphics, hand and computer).
- Assist in the maintenance of project files (paper and digital).
- Assist in the maintenance of digital file storage, digital libraries of graphic symbols, CAD details, etc.
- Manage projects as assigned, depending on experience level.
- Assist with business development and securing new clients, depending on experience level.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree of landscape architecture from a college or university accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
- Five years of direct landscape architecture experience in the fields of site planning, recreation planning, site design, landscape design.
- Experience working with a team to develop conceptual, schematic, and construction documents for landscape architecture projects.
- Strong design and problem-solving skills.
- A positive “we can help” attitude.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills working with team members, consultants and clients.
- Experience utilizing Autodesk/LandFX, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling and MSOffice
- Ability to graphically render plans by hand (marker, pencil) and using computer rendering programs.
- A landscape architecture license in the primary state of planned practice or a Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board (CLARB) record in good standing.
- Seven to ten years of experience in the fields of site planning, recreation planning, site design, landscape design, and/or GIS mapping and analysis.
- Experience with GIS mapping and analysis.
- Experience with Bluebeam, Revit, Infrastructure Design Suite.
Special Requirements/Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
- Work is primarily performed in an office setting, periodically requiring site visits to make bids on potential projects and/or to see the progression of won projects.
- During site visits, projects may be under construction and therefore muddy, dirty and containing normal construction related dangers. Safety gear is usually not required, but will be provided if necessary.
- Requires operating office machines such as, but not limited to, computers, copiers, phone and scanners.
- A Washington State Driver’s License is required.
Compensation: DOQ, plus generous benefits package including paid time off, 401(k) matching program, health insurance, and disability insurance.
Learn more at www.scjalliance.com/culture/careers.