Landscape Architect--Experience in Construction Documents and Field Observation (3+ years)

SWA Group

Landscape Architect--Experience in Construction Documents and Field Observation (3+ years)

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Landscape Architect--Experience in Construction Documents and Field Observation (3+ years)

    SWA is seeking knowledgeable candidates with three plus years of professional experience in landscape architecture or site construction.

    Working with us in this role, you may be responsible for:

    • Design

    • 3D modeling

    • Rendering

    • Producing presentation graphics and presentations

    • Attending and participating in meetings

    • Work with senior designers on a collaborative team

    • Review proposals regarding fees for technical requirements of a proposed project from schematic design through implementation

    • Preparation of design development and construction drawings/documents, sets

    • Construction administration: review of submittals, shop drawings and responding to contractor requests for information

    • Writing technical specifications

    • Monitoring and reviewing a diverse range of projects under construction and issuing field observation reports

    • Elevating the level of construction quality by working with suppliers and contractors during the field material selection and mock up process

    • Attending and participating in meetings

    • Collaborate with the design team during conceptual design through implementation

    • Prepare opinion of cost estimates

    Job location: Los Angeles, CA

    Requirements:

    • A professional undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited program in landscape architecture, architecture, planning, or urban design.

    The ideal candidate has:

    • 3 years professional experience in a design office (landscape architecture, architecture, urban design fields)
    • Broad knowledge base in landscape architectural construction
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Attention to detail and organization
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Effective time management skills
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently; self-motivation
    • Ability to take direction
    • Positive attitude
    • Sense of accountability
    • Ability and willingness to travel to review and select materials at their source and perform construction observation services on project sites worldwide
    • Site observation/ construction administration experience
    • Technical understanding or landscape architecture site development elements
    • Regional plant material knowledge
    • Licensure as a landscape architect, planner, or architect, or is in the process of becoming licensed
    • Proficiency in:
      • AutoCAD 2014+
      • 3D modeling (SketchUp or Rhino)
      • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, esp.)
      • Microsoft Office
      • Bluebeam Revu Studio

    Additional experience with the following is desirable:

    o Revit

    o Hand sketching

    o PlanGrid

    o ProCore

    o Google Earth Pro

    Apply:

    Portfolio (PDF, 20MB max.) with Auto CAD and 3D graphic skills (highlighting detail studies in Design Development, Construction Documents, materials and details, and photos of built work)

    Resume/CV (word or PDF)

    Contact info for 2-3 references

    Email or cover letter