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AECOM Senior Landscape Architect in Kitchener, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Kitchener

Job Summary

AECOM 's landscape architectural design practice, Buildings + Places, has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, dedicated Senior Landscape Architect who wants to grow in their career. The successful candidate will primarily service clients in southern Ontario and provide support to the Buildings + Places team in Ontario. This position is based out of our Kitchener, Ontario office.

We are looking for interested in growing into a Managerial role to lead the landscape group.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to the Managing Senior Landscape Architect

  • Perform as Project Landscape Architect with leadership and mentoring to junior and intermediate staff

  • Coordinate with clients, municipalities and internal staff

  • Collaborate with management on preparation of project proposals; contribute to landscape architectural development of proposals and feasibility studies

  • Project work to include commercial developments, industrial developments, core parks, transit projects, public facility sites, buffers, design guidelines, streetscapes, permits and approvals

  • Prepare creative and innovative plans and designs for clients conceptual and detailed design, tendering and construction review services.

  • Prepare sketches and concepts within Indesign, sketchup, Photoshop software.

  • Assistance with preparation of working drawings as required.

  • Drawing co-ordination with architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and environmental disciplines as needed.

  • Assistance with construction contract administration – shop drawings, change orders, and as-built drawings.

  • Assisting senior level staff as directed.

  • Ensuring designs conforms with all applicable codes and client standards.

  • Participate as a productive member of a design team for the Buildings + Places group.

  • Demonstrated experience and aptitude designing soft and hard landscapes in urban settings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture

  • 6 years of relevant experience doing Landscape Architectural Design work

  • Demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer 15 years of experience in the Landscape Architectural design of municipal, commercial, industrial, institutional facilities, transportation and emergency services preferred.

  • Full OALA member with stamp in good standing

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience in AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Photoshop, 3D Max.Knowledge in Microsoft Office.

  • Well organized, self-directed work habits with an ability to prioritize and schedule tasks in a dynamic environment.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal English communication skill proficiency effectively communicating complex design or technical issues

  • Knowledge of environmental systems and construction detailing.

  • Desire to grow within an exciting multi-disciplinary office Experience with light rail transit and MTO projects is an asset.

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in 3D Max and MicroStation is an asset.

  • Knowledge in Photoshop, Adode suite, InDesign, Sketchup is an asset.

  • Construction phase experience in contract administration and field review is an asset

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258348BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.