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AECOM Landscape Architect in Thornhill, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Thornhill

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Landscape Architect to be based in Markham/Thornhill. Employee will work from home due to COVID to start, and will work out of office when safe.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

o Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

o #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

o VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

o Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary:

AECOM's Urbanism and Planning Practice, within the Buildings + Places business line, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Landscape Architect. The successful candidate will primarily service clients in southern Ontario and provide support to the Buildings + Places team in Ontario.

Responsibilities include:

Provide support to the Managing Senior Landscape Architect

Coordinate with clients, municipalities and internal staff

Collaborate with management on preparation of project proposals; contribute to landscape architectural development of proposals.

Project work to include commercial developments, industrial developments, parks, transit projects, public facility sites, buffers, highways and streetscapes

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

Prepare sketches, design drawings, contract documents.

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

Minimum Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have at least:

University degree in Landscape Architecture or related field of study

4 years of relevant experience in the Landscape Architectural design of parks, municipal, commercial, industrial, institutional facilities, transportation and emergency services.

OALA Full member with Stamp.

Preferred Qualifications

We would prefer candidates with the below:

Advanced schooling in Landscape Architecture from a recognized post-secondary institution an asset.

Experience with light rail transit and MTO projects an asset.

Knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office preferred.

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

Construction phase experience in contract administration and field review

Experience in Business development and Project Management of Landscape Architectural projects.

Excellent knowledge of and experience in AutoCAD, Microstation, Sketch-up, Photoshop, 3D Max.

Desire to grow within an exciting multi-disciplinary office

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

Additional Information

  • Company is unable to cover expenses associated with any relocation made to take up the position

  • Company work sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243680BR

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.