Landscape Architect / Designer

Job Locations US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
Job ID
2021-1324
Category
Planning
Type
Full Time

Overview

We are seeking a Landscape Architect / Designer with 0-2 years of experience to join our Land Development team.

 

At WGI, you will find talented, passionate associates providing exceptional service in collaborative, team-driven environments, all while having fun and enjoying the work they do. WGI prides its reputation as one of the nation's top consulting firms -- and our awards support our beliefs. We strive to stay ahead of the curve investing in the latest tools and technology. We are always looking for remarkable individuals to join our team and help expand our visionary approach. If you think you are an innovative team-player and want to shape your community, join our WGI team today!


In this position you will work collaboratively with Senior Designers and Project Managers on private development projects ranging from large scale master planned communities, residential developments, and commercial and industrial projects. Clients include private developers, property owners, national homebuilders, and industrial distributors.

Responsibilities

  • Development of site plans from concept through construction, under guidance of senior staff
  • Design of plans to include knowledge of water conveyance and retention, utility easements, parkingvehicular and pedestrian circulation, open space, access/egress points, vehicular circulation, landscape areas, etc., under guidance of senior staff 
  • Conduct zoning code, land development regulation and comprehensive plan research, and apply standards to design concepts under guidance of senior staff
  • Prepare mathematical calculations for site plans, including pervious area, impervious area, site density, building coverage, FAR, sign area, etc., under guidance of senior staff
  • Coordination with clients and consultants and act as liaison to government agencies
  • Prepare presentation material, such as PowerPoint presentations and graphics
  • Attend public hearings, development review meetings and community outreach meetings with Senior Designer and/or Project Manager
  • Work with Project Manager to maintain project schedules and budgets
  • Works under the direction of a Project Manager on the Land Development Team and will present information to senior management and other team members

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or related design profession from an accredited university
  • Demonstrated 1+ years in progressively responsible design experience in private planning practice
  • Demonstrates reliable understanding of the relationship between design and constructability
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Experience using computer software programs including SketchUp, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator is a plus
  • Proficiency in preparing hand drawn sketches, graphics and illustrations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to write business correspondence and presentations
  • Ability to work as a team, or independently
  • Night and weekend work may be required
  • Travel to other office locations may be required

 

If you have what it takes to join our growing organization and want to be part of a dedicated team please forward resume which must include salary history and a cover letter outlining how your background and experience relate to the position. In return, WGI provides a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

 

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