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Intermediate Landscape Architect/ Designer

The Opportunity:

WSP is seeking an Intermediate Landscape Architect/ Landscape Designer to join our Ontario Landscape Architecture & Urban Design team. We are looking for a creative, collaborative designer with experience taking projects from concept to completion. We are an agile team and are currently working under a hybrid model combining in-person team collaboration days with a choice of office locations, including Toronto, Thornhill, Oakville, Kitchener, and Ottawa, while continuing to support work-from-home options. As a member of our design team, you will be contributing to a wide range of projects and be involved in all aspects of project delivery. Our team has a broad range of projects in our portfolio including local and regional parks, urban spaces and plazas, complete streets, multi-use trails, transit and transportation facilities and infrastructure, master planning, and ecologically based landscapes. We work collaboratively within our team and across disciplines and are looking for someone with a curious and accountable mindset, and thoughtful approach to design.


Why WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:

  • Work collaboratively with senior Landscape Architects in project leadership, and help mentor junior team members;
  • Collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment on a wide range of project types at a range of scales;
  • Coordinating projects from planning and concept development through implementation;
  • Report writing, proposal, and presentation preparation;
  • Preparation of tender/construction drawings and documents; and
  • Participate and contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning opportunities.
  • A Degree or Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Landscape Technology

What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • 3+ years of professional experience working in Landscape Architecture;
  • Understanding of project development, design development and construction documentation including, site design, planting design, site grading and construction detailing;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to quickly develop and articulate different design ideas and project concepts;
  • Strong technical skills including proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, and contribute positively to a multidisciplinary team; and
  • A collaborative mindset and desire to find creative solutions that are environmentally responsible and technically sound.

The following qualifications are strongly desired:

  • Full Membership (with Stamp) in the OALA, or in the process of obtaining.
  • Project coordination experience.
  • Contract administration experience.
  • A valid driver’s license to conduct site reviews and attend client meetings.

The following qualifications are considered an asset, but are not requirements:

  • Proficiency in MicroStation, Civil3D, SketchUp, Lumion, Revit, Rhino and GIS.
  • Design Build / P3 project experience.
  • ISA Certification.
  • Bilingualism (English/French).
25 York Street
Toronto, ON M5J 2V5
Naza Vekar
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Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.