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Junior Landscape Architect - Ottawa ( 220000YO )


Through design, we empower communities and help realize their potential. Our landscape architects create inspired spaces that reflect context and user needs along with our commitment to sustainability. We take a collaborative approach to design and believe that the best solutions are the product of diverse perspectives.

Your Opportunity

This is a skill-building experience! In this position as a Junior Landscape Architect, you will have unique opportunities to work on projects of local, provincial, and national significance for private and public clients. Your work will include project research, site visits and observation reports, sketching, CAD and computer graphics production, design reviews, and marketing proposal assistance – all under guidance of our inter-disciplinary team.

Your Key Responsibilities

You will work as a team member of a larger project under the guidance of a Landscape Architect on a variety of projects, ranging in size from urban in-fill projects to subdivision plans. As part of our team, your will collaborate with skilled professionals ranging from initial planning to final commissioning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Intermediate and Senior Landscape Architects with the preparation of design and construction documents.

  • Assist design team in the preparation of cost estimates, budgets, and construction take offs.

  • Conduct Site Investigations and Construction Inspections.

  • Prepare Presentation Drawings.

  • Work within a multidisciplinary team.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • High Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D.

  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of designs and construction documents.

  • Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign with experience working with 3D rendering software an asset (Sketch-up, 3D Max)

  • Fast freehand plan, section, and vignette sketching would be considered an asset.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, email etiquette, and grammar. Bilingualism is an asset.

  • Demonstrated industry practice knowledge and commitment to excellence in customer service.

  • Landscape construction knowledge is considered an asset.

  • Self-motivated and passionate about design.

  • Strong time management, critical thinking, and organizational skills.

  • The ability to work with others, as well as independently.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or completion of an accredited landscape architecture education program from a recognized educational institution with a minimum of 1 to 5 years of experience in the Landscape Architecture field. Candidates who are graduating in the Spring of 2022 can apply and may be considered for this position. This position will primarily work in an office setting however, may require some field work. Local and regional travel is expected, and the successful applicant shall supply his or her own vehicle. While we currently find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, Stantec is prepared with the infrastructure available to support individuals working from home. However, to provide the best mentorship experience, we anticipate that this position will predominantly require work in the office while remaining compliant with current public health guidelines. Work from home arrangements may be considered, though in-office presence will be a priority.

Please include the following additional required application materials:

  • Resume

  • A cover letter in PDF format indicating your background, interests, and goals in the field of landscape architecture. Please describe a unique project challenge that you encountered and how you addressed and responded to the challenge. Include any other relevant information you believe will help us make an informed decision regarding your selection.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation in PDF format from an individual related to the field of landscape architecture and design

  • Design Portfolio in PDF format (10MB max.)

Application packages will be reviewed for creativity, critical thinking, and design communication skills.

Stantec offers a collaborative studio work environment. Our landscape architects engage staff across multiple disciplines and are presented with project opportunities at various scales and at the local, regional, national, and international level.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : Canada-Ontario-Ottawa

Job : Landscape Architect

Organization : BC-1604 Community Development-CA Ottawa ON

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 9, 2022, 8:56:04 AM

Req ID: 220000YO

Vaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

300 - 1331 Clyde Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2C 3G4
Isabelle Lalonde
(613) 716-3693
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.