Graduate Landscape Architect

Job Locations US-TX-Fort Worth
ID 2024-5432
Category
Planning and Landscape Architecture
2nd Category
Planning and Landscape Architecture
Position Type
Regular
Division
Public Infrastructure

Overview

Graduate Landscape Architecture - Public Infrastructure
Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Planning and Landscape Architecture (PLA) Graduate Landscape Architect to join our Fort Worth, Texas team. The position will work in a collaborative and integrated team of professionals that include landscape architects, civil engineers, planners, surveyors, environmental scientists, and transportation engineers. The primary responsibilities for the Graduate Landscape Architect include plan production and technical document creation for PLA service deliverables related to landscape architecture. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the senior landscape architect to build increasing skills to review and interpret regulatory codes, ordinances, and comprehensive plans.
  • Review and analyze land features relating to opportunities and constraints for development.
  • Work with the senior landscape architect to build increasing skills to prepare planting and landscape plans, irrigation design plans, and graphic illustrations using both digital and hand drawn formats.
  • Work with senior landscape architects to develop and refine design solutions.
  • Use in depth knowledge of woody and herbaceous plant materials in preparing irrigation, planting and landscape plans.
  • Increasing responsibility to participate in project meetings with staff, clients, & regulatory agencies.
  • Assist in editing technical plans, details, and specifications.
  • Visit construction sites to gather information, review design intent, inform and support senior project team members during the construction phase.
  • Consult with product manufacturers, evaluate and select construction materials.
  • Use in depth knowledge of entitlement procedures and required regulatory approvals.

Required Experience

  • Four year degree in Landscape Architecture or related field.
  • 0-3 years of professional experience (Master’s Degree may substitute for 2 years of experience).
  • Computer skills including AutoCAD, Sketch-up, 3DS Max, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design), Microsoft Word, MS Excel, and Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Strong freehand illustration and computer rendering skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A positive attitude, willingness to learn, and a strong work ethic.
  • Handle multiple priorities well.
  • Portfolio or work samples will be required if considered for an interview.

Preferred Experience

  • Working toward or desire to gain license for Landscape Architecture and/or Licensed Irrigator.
  • Wokring toward or gained sustainability credential (LEED and/or ENVISION) 

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